Lancaster Motorcycle Rides

July 27, 2021

Amish Buggy
Source: Don Reese

Lancaster County’s gorgeous countryside makes it an ideal place for motorcycle enthusiasts who love riding out and taking in the scenery. At the Historic Smithton Inn, we welcome motorcyclists.  We’re proud to have a motorcycle-friendly inn.  Base yourself at our B&B in Lancaster PA to make the most of your Lancaster Getaway, both on and off the road.

This Blog is all about Lancaster PA Motorcycle Rides.

At our Lancaster PA Bed & Breakfast, you’ll find:

  • A safe, well lit parking lot.
  • A storage shed you can use to store your gear "under cover" and protect it from rain and wind.
  • Flexible check-in / check-out and breakfast times.
  • Knowledgeable innkeepers who can suggest sights, restaurants, and attractions along your driving route.
  • A garden hose near the parking lot to wash your bike - and there's a full-service car wash just a block away.
  • Laundry facilities conveniently nearby.
  • Basic toiletry essentials in each guest room.


If you’re planning a motorcycle ride around and nearby Lancaster County, here are a few routes to consider:

Wrightsville to Columbia via the Conowingo Dam – 90 miles long
On this route posted on, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the outstanding views from the Conowingo and Norman Wood Bridge. You’ll enjoy the Susquehanna Valley scenery as you pass by acres of farmland, traverse the rolling hills, pass through small towns, and stop at the various scenic overlook areas by the Susquehanna River. You’ll also likely see Amish horse and buggies along your drive – this is Pennsylvania Amish Country, you know!

Lancaster County Loop Tour : Ephrata - Parkesburg - Holtwood - Marietta – 108 miles long
With site-seeing and a food stop factored in, expect this ride to take you approximately 4.5 hours, according to the website. The first half of the ride takes you through some of the charming historic small towns of our area. And you’ll take in the gorgeous farmlands of Lancaster County during the last half of the ride as you head back to Ephrata.

Lititz - Columbia - Apollo Park - Holtwood : The River Run – 99.5 miles long
This route offers a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with Lancaster County’s small towns:  Lititz, Manheim, Mt. Joy, East Petersburg, Marietta, Columbia, Holtwood…you’ll pass through them all on this ride. In between, you’ll see plenty of the lush Amish farmland.

For other routes in Pennsylvania, visit and

After Spending the Day Touring Lancaster County's Backroads, Spend a Relaxing Night at the Historic Smithton Inn Bed and Breakfast Lancaster PA.

Fire pit and garden When you return to the Smithton Inn Ephrata PA Bed and Breakfast, you can hang out and unwind around our back garden fire pit.  Then call it a night in one of our seven guest rooms that all have private baths, working fireplaces, flat screen TVs and screaming fast WiFi.  If you want to enjoy a soak in our jacuzzi tubs, choose one of our King-Suites.

Are you ready to experience the great things to do in downtown Lancaster? Check our availability and start booking your trip today!


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