With more than 5,000 working farms and almost 3,000 acres of preserved woodlands, spring is one of the most beautiful seasons to explore Lancaster County. As the earth slowly wakes from hibernation, the county springs to life with a buzz of baby farm animals, budding wildflowers, and our Amish neighbors hard at work in fertile fields. Spring also ushers in an array of activities perfect for families celebrating Easter, kiddos on spring break, or couples looking for adventure. Plan a trip to Lancaster this spring and add a few of these fun-filled ideas to your itinerary!
Easter in Lancaster County
Start a new tradition in Lancaster County this Easter! Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Train at America’s oldest continuously operating railroad, Strasburg Rail Road. Travel through the countryside in an authentic vintage steam train where little one’s will be delighted by a special visit with the Easter Bunny. Spend a day at Kitchen Kettle Village and enjoy a classic Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny. Complete your Easter celebration with a spectacular stage performance of the story of Moses at Sight & Sound Theatre. And, reserve your table now to dine aboard a steamboat this Easter Day. Choose from an all-u-can-eat Family Feast to a wonderful selection of specially prepared entrees for an Easter Day you are bound to remember.
Spring into Nature
From the Amish countryside to our scenic vistas overlooking the Susquehanna River, Lancaster County offers a beautiful setting that welcomes hikers and bikers of all experience levels. Lace-up your boots or rent a bike and check out these celebrated hiking and biking trails. Explore Lancaster’s scenic farmlands with the Amish Village Backroads Bus Tour. This 90-minute sightseeing experience includes stops at roadside farm stands and Amish-owned shops. Begin or end your day with a scenic stroll around our on-site recreation trail as you loop around our duck and koi pond and past our neighboring Amish farm. On warmer evenings, enjoy a sunset near one of our outdoor firepits.
Family Memory Makers
Plan a family vacation full of fun this spring! In Lancaster County, you’ll find plenty of activities for kids of all ages. Explore Verdant View Farm and learn how to milk a cow, venture inside a chicken coop, and feed the resident goats. Let loose at Dutch Wonderland amusement park where you’ll find over 30 kid-friendly rides and attractions and its new Eggcellent Easter celebration. Challenge the family to a round of mini golf at Lost Treasure Mini Golf – kiddos and kids-at-heart will love the pirate and dinosaur-themed obstacles. Complete your family’s adventure with a dip in our indoor heated pool and playtime at our Jr. First Mate’s Happy Harbor Landing ship-shaped playground.
Book Your Stay in Lancaster County
Whether you are planning an overnight getaway or a long weekend mini-vacation, plan your trip with us aboard the Fulton Steamboat Inn. Our convenient location is just minutes from the Tanger Outlets and the Shops @ Rockvale, Dutch Wonderland, and Sight & Sound Theatre, and a short drive from downtown Lancaster City. Choose from our beautifully decorated Victorian-themed suites or whimsical nautical-inspired cabin rooms. Families will find extra room in our bunk and trundle bed room and those seeking a little solitude will enjoy the relaxing ambiance of our adults-only sundeck and adults-only pool times. Ready to plan your trip? Our local team is happy to help! Contact us to get started.