Day Trips from York PA

day-trips-york-paThere’s so much to see and do in and around York. If you’re looking for day trip ideas from York County, PA, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a look at your best options.

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

This park in Halifax includes 150 acres of exotic creatures from around the globe. Lake Tobias Wildlife Park makes for a fun and affordable adventure for the entire family — admission is only $7.

Strasburg Railroad

Enjoy rides on a restored train that brings the former glory of the railroad to life. You can eat while aboard your train ride in Lancaster County, and you can even take advantage of special events and themed rides.

Wolf Sanctuary

The Wolf Sanctuary in Lititz allows you to go on a walking tour where you can see wolves in their natural habitats. For teens and adults, the full moon tour is available once a month and gives you the opportunity to see wolves in their nocturnal glory.

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

This Harrisburg venue includes art and science exhibits, a theater, live music and much more. There’s tons to see and do at the Whitaker Center, so check its website to learn more about standing and temporary exhibits.

Heritage Rail Trail

Running along the Mason-Dixon Line, the Heritage Rail Trail is perfect for a run or a bike ride. It covers 21 miles and includes three historic sites — the Hanover Junction station, the New Freedom station and the Howard Tunnel.

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum

Visit this museum in Hershey and explore automobile history, including models from the late 19th century all the way through the 1980s.

Little Buffalo State Park

There’s no shortage of fun in Little Buffalo State Park, located in Perry County. You’ll find fishing and boating as well as water slides and other amusements. Get a cabin to stay overnight, or just make a day trip out of it.


Located next to Hershey Park, ZooAmerica is an 11-acre adventure that includes more than 200 animals. You can even take behind-the-scenes or early-bird tours that allow you to hold birds and reptiles and feed otters.

Lancaster Central Market

In the heart of Lancaster, you’ll find the oldest farmer’s market in the country. This market has been around for nearly 300 years, and you can stop buy and shop with more than 70 vendors.

National Civil War Museum

Step into history when you visit the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. You’ll find thousands of historic items, and you can visit any time — the museum is open seven days a week.

Troegs Brewery

Head to the tasting room at this Hershey brewery and sample the many different kinds of local beer. You can also take a self-guided tour and see how the brews are made.

Hauser Estate Winery

Not into beer? Try the local wine instead. The Hauser Estate Winery in Biglerville offers a tasting room and beautiful settings where you can taste the best Central PA has to offer.

When you’re interested in York and Central PA, make sure you trust CENTURY 21 Core Partners as your real estate professional. We can help you find the right home for enjoying all this part of the state has to offer.

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