Outdoor Activities in York PA

May 25, 2018

Whether you want to hike, bike, golf, or slide through the snow on an inflatable tube, Pennsylvania is the destination for you! No matter the time of year, there’s always an opportunity to enjoy great outdoor activities in York, PA. Whether you are planning to come with your family, significant other, or want a fantastic adventure solo, one thing's for sure: you won’t get bored! So, strap on your walking shoes, bring plenty of sunscreen, and discover the best outdoor activities in York, PA!


While the outdoor activities in York, PA, are amazing, there is so much more to do! Explore the area even better when you download our free Vacation Guide! From top-notch restaurants to must-see attractions, fun events, and quaint antique stores, we will tell you everything you need to know!


Explore Gorgeous Landscapes With These Outdoor Activities in York, PA


Walk Through Samuel S. Lewis State Park

Samuel S. Lewis State Park is only 35 minutes away from the Historic Smithton Inn and offers great hiking, stargazing events, disc golf, and sledding in the winter! Climb to the top of Mt. Pisgah, an 885-foot-high ridge that separates Kreutz Creek Valley to the north and East Prospect Valley to the south. There are three hiking trails to explore. The first, Hilltop Trail, is one mile long and winds through a pine plantation. You’ll pass by interesting rock formations and get a spectacular scenic view. Hikers can also look at the George E. Stine Arboretum, which contains European beech, persimmon, and other unique species of plants. The Shortcut Trail is a shorter loop that cuts through the pine plantation, and the Back Trail loops through a diverse hardwood forest.


Have a Snow Day at Avalanche Xpress

If you’re visiting us between December and March, you should make sure to check out Avalanche Xpress! Get ready to slide down 80 feet of fluffy snow or glide across the outdoor rink. Avalanche Xpress has nighttime tubing with lighted lanes, which makes for a great date night. When you need to warm up, visit the fire pit and sip on some delicious hot chocolate. Whether you’re a family looking for fun or a couple hoping to snuggle for warmth, spend the day snow tubing and ice skating!


Book Your Tee Time at Grandview Golf Club & Cafe

Grandview Golf Club is a great place to enjoy the beautiful York weather and scenery while perfecting your golf swing. It is also the oldest public golf course in York County! The front nine was built in the early 1920s, and the back nine was added in the mid-30s. The course is suitable for players of all skill levels. Best of all, you don’t have to be a member to play and visitors can book their tee times online. After you’ve finished your game, stop in at the on-site restaurant BrewVino and enjoy a delicious meal!


Ride on the York County Heritage Rail Trail

For an ultimate adventure along the 21 miles of trails weaving throughout beautiful forest landscapes, visit the York County Heritage Rail Trail! The Rail Trail runs parallel to the Northern Central Railway line, a previously inactive rail line. The rail is now active and features the 1860s replica train named Steam Into History No. 17. Passengers on the train learn about the railway’s role in the growth of the small towns along the route. If you’re hoping to get a closer look at the train, hiking and biking are popular ways to explore. Aside from the lush surroundings, you will also discover three historic structures along the route to see.


Establish Base Camp at the Historic Smithton Inn!

Historic Smithton Inn - Ephrata, PA All of these amazing outdoor activities will surely tire you and your muscles! When you feel like calling it a day, come home to a cozy room at the Historic Smithton Inn! Our stunning guest rooms are exactly what you need for your next getaway, especially if you are with you significant other! Experience the charm and elegance of our B&B while discovering the romantic side of Pennsylvania, and spend a memorable time unwinding from all your worries!


Browse our accommodations and pick the one that fits your mood! The Red Rose, for example, is the ideal cocoon for the romantics out there, with a frameless-glass rain shower and a real fireplace! Wake up feeling as relaxed as ever and fuel up for your day with our delicious homemade breakfast served every morning!

Book your stay today at the Historic Smithton Inn! We look forward to hosting you during your next vacation!