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You and your family will love sights, sounds, and wealth of unforgettable experiences that wait for you in the heart of Lancaster County and Dutch Country. From the trip back in time with the Amish crafts, baking, and buggy rides, to the thrills of local amusement parks and theaters… Dutch Country truly offers something for the entire family to enjoy in the heart of Pennsylvania.

Railroad Excursions

Steamtown Historic Site (30 min)

Located at the site of the former DL&W main rail yard in downtown Scranton, Steamtown is a must-visit destination for families and train lovers!

Stourbridge Line Rail Excursion (15 min)

Honesdale is the birthplace of the American railroad, and the Stourbridge Line Rail Excursion pays homage to the railroad hey-day with this fun family outing. 

Hiking Destinations

Prompton Lake State Park (10 min)

From boat launching facilities to picnicking, hiking, biking, and disc golf, there’s something for everyone to enjoy sunup to sundown on beautiful Prompton Lake.

Archbald Pothole State Park (20 min)

A beautiful hiking trail loops around this breathtaking 38-foot deep geological formation and tracks an old coal mine tram road, passing through rock ledges and a forest.

Bushkill Falls Hiking (1 hour)

With trails for the novice or for the avid hiker, you’ll have numerous opportunities to view all eight gorgeous waterfalls and explore nature in this beautiful park. 

Shohola Falls Hiking (45 min)

Cascades, deep holes, steep ledges with rushing water. Shohola Falls is a loop trail that features a lake and is a great hike for all skill levels. Dogs are welcome!

Boat Tours

Spirit of Paupack Tours (30 min)

Capture all the beauty of Lake Wallenpaupack when you join one of the daily Scenic Cruises or Dinner Cruises aboard a 60-passenger antique wooden cruise boat and experience the romance and beauty of Lake Wallenpaupack.

Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours

Rent a pontoon, kayak, or paddleboard, or skip the work and charter a captained boat. Or sit back and enjoy the Lake during a boat tour… there’s something here for everyone!

Amusement Parks

Carousel Water and Fun Park (30 mins)

The little fun park that lives big in Northeastern Pennsylvania that offers an intimate and exhilarating ride and water experience that the whole family will love!

Costa's Family Fun Park (25 min)

This family-friendly amusement park offers an awesome variety of rides and water slides and will provide hours of fun for everyone!

Golf Park Plus (15 min)

Putt the day away with friends and family at Golf Park Plus, a Pocono miniature golf destination that offers outdoor fun for everybody during your vacation.

Montage Mountain Resort (30 min)

Winter heaven– skiing, snowtubing, and the only resort in PA to offer Airboarding! There are children’s programs, race programs, private lessons, etc. Come play with us in the snow!

Enjoying Nature

Claws and Paws Wild Animal Park (15 min)

Bring the whole family to this amazing animal park and experience firsthand interaction with some of your favorite exotic animals!

Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary (20 min)

Enjoy the beautiful Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, which is dedicated to the preservation of woodlands and open spaces and offers so much more.

Lacawac Sanctuary & Biological Field Station (15 min)

Bring your family closer to nature at the amazing Lacawac Sanctuary & Biological Field Station and environmental education center. 

Pocono Snake & Animal Farm (1 hour)

Pocono Snake & Animal Farm is a Northeast PA activity that has been delighting kids of all ages for over 40 years, with everything from lizards to lemurs.

Local Farm Fun

Zembrzycki Farm and Dairy (20 min)

This local farming family provides food and fun to the community, plus a corn maze and an offering of fresh-picked produce at the Zembrzycki vegetable stand!

Ritter’s Farm Market (15 min)

Jump into fall activities for the whole family, including a scavenger hunt, tater sack races, blueberry hill slide, tractor tire climb, pumpkin cannon, and farm fresh food!

Wayne County Farm Market (15 min)

Welcome to an endless variety of fresh, local food and goodies, and support local families and farms when you enjoy an afternoon shopping in Wayne County. 

Ritter's Cider Mill (30 min)

See firsthand the cider-making process at this family owned farm. The kids will enjoy the hay barn, hay rides, pony rides, apple slingshot, and farm animals!

Local History, Tours, & Museums

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour (40 min)

Take a journey beneath the earth as you venture 300 feet down through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860… and enjoy a walk through history!

The Columns (1 hour)

A 22-room mansion built in 1904 in the neo classical style, this historic home is the site of Pike County Historical Society and the Columns Museum.

Electric City Trolley Station and Museum (30 min)

Take a ride on the trolley, then visit the trolley museum which offers interactive, hands-on exhibits for young and old alike!

Grey Towers (1 hour)

Once home to the first Chief of the US Forest Service, Grey Towers and 102 acres has been donated to the US Forest Service which works to educate the public about conservation. Come enjoy a tour!

Dorflinger Glass Museum (25 min)

Home to the nation’s largest collection of Dorflinger glass, bring the family to see more than 1,000 pieces of cut, engraved, etched, gilded, and enameled crystal!

Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum (45 min)

This fascinating museum tells the story of our immigrant ancestors who worked in the anthracite mining and textiles industries and contribute to Pennsylvania’s rich history.

Spectator Sports

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (40 min)

There’s nothing like some summertime baseball with the family! The Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees offers tons of family fun at PNC Field!

Pocono Raceway (1 hr 10 min)

Home of two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, Pocono Raceway offers plenty of events throughout the season for the whole family to make unforgettable memories at the track. 

Even More Fun

Horseback Riding (30 min)

Experience the beautiful Pocono Mountains on horseback with Triple W Riding Stable. Located at the highest point in the area, horseback riding on beautiful scenic trails is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Becky's Drive-In Theater

There are few things to do on a summer night that compare to the timeless experience of a drive-in movie… and Becky’s Drive-In Theater offers exactly that!

Elk Mountain Ski Resort (20 min)

Carve up some powder and lose a day on the slopes of Elk Mountain! For riders of all ages and skill levels, Elk Mountain is your destination for downhill winter sports!

Red Schoolhouse Restaurant (10 min)

The Red Schoolhouse restaurant offers a casual setting,with great food and low prices. Whether you are from out of town or local, the atmosphere is always one of friendliness and hospitality!