Best Places for a Hike


Lancaster’s beautiful countryside is ideal for outdoor activities. If you’re in the mood for a stroll, or a more strenuous hike, here are some good places to start.

Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Green Hill Rd, Conestoga, PA 17516

Central Park/Conestoga Greenway

More of a stroll than a hike; this one’s pretty urban

1050 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602

Conestoga Trail Section D

Pequea to Norman Wood Bridge; includes Kelly’s Run and Pinnacle Overlook

Conewago Recreation Trail

Enola Low Grade Trail

Lancaster Junction Rail-Trail

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Includes Chickies Rock

Steinman Run Nature Preserve

Stump Rd, Holtwood, PA 17532

(717) 392-7891

Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve

State Rte 3017, Holtwood, PA 17532

(717) 392-7891

Welsh Mountain

951 Gault Rd, New Holland, PA 17557

— Tim Stuhldreher