Program runs from June 1 to August 10

Directions to Parks

Before you head out on your adventures, please remember to check the Important Updates and Portal Post Status pages for any changes to hikes, directions, or parks. You can also check the Get Outdoors Lancaster! Facebook page for information.
Lancaster Portal Map

NOTE: This is not an interactive map; please visit the individual portal pages for specific GPS coordinate locations. For a printable version of these directions or a schedule of activities at these parks, please visit our Downloads page to obtain copies that you can print out and keep with you.

All directions begin from Lancaster County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St, Lancaster, PA.

Brubaker Park (Hot Air Balloon) 

100 Brubaker Lane, Denver, PA 17517

Hours: Dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted

Website

Directions to Park: Get on US-30 W in East Lampeter Township from E Chestnut St and PA-23 E. Take US-222 N to US-322 E in West Earl Township. Take exit U.S 322 from US-222 N. Continue on US-322 E. Take Martindale Rd, Lancaster Ave and PA-897 N to Brubaker Ln in Brecknock Township. Turn right onto US-322 E. Turn left onto Martindale Rd. Continue onto Lancaster Ave. Turn left onto W Main St. Turn right onto PA-897 N/Broad St. Continue to follow PA-897 N. Turn right onto Long Ln/T783. Turn left onto Brubaker Lane. Destination will be on the right.

Chapel Gate Park (Map) 

57 Park View Drive, Reinholds, PA 17569 

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted 

Website

Directions to Park: Take US-30E/US-222 N (Lincoln Hwy) and take the exit toward Reading/I-76 onto US-222 for 15.8 miles. Turn left onto Colonel Howard Blvd toward Denver/Reamstown/Adamstown/PA-272 for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto N. Reading Rd (PA-272 N) toward Adamstown for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto W. Swartzville Rd (PA-897 N) for 3 miles. Turn right onto N. Ridge Rd, then turn left onto Chapel View Dr. Turn right onto Red Stone Circle, then turn right onto Parkview Dr. Turn left and end at park.

Conewago Recreation Trail (Sunscreen) 

2385 N. Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted 

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Start out going North on N. Queen St/PA-72 toward E. Chestnut St/PA-23. Turn left onto E. McGovern Ave/PA-272. Keep right at the fork to go on E. McGovern Ave/PA-72. Take the 1st right onto N. Prince St/PA-72. Stay straight to go onto Fruitville Pike. Turn left onto York Rd. Stay straight to go onto PA-283 W for 17 miles. Take the PA=743 exit toward Elizabethtown/Hershey. Keep left to take the ramp toward Elizabethtown. Turn left onto Hershey Rd/PA-743 for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Linden Ave/PA-743/PA-241. Turn right onto N. Market St/PA-230 to the parking area on your right.

D.F. Buchmiller County Park (City)

60 Buchmiller Park Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602

Hours: 8am-8pm

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Take N. Prince St. toward US-222S/Willow Street Pike for 1.4 miles. Continue onto US-222S/Willow Street Pike, then turn right onto Buchmiller Park Drive and park near the Tennis/Pickleball Courts.

East Lampeter Township Community Park (Plane)

2330 Hobson Road, Lancaster, PA 17602

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted 

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Take W Chestnut St toward N. Queen St, which will turn slightly to become PA-23E/Grofftown Rd. Follow PA-23 E for about 1.3 miles. Merge onto US-30 E via the ramp to Coatesville. Take the PA-340 Exit and turn left onto PA-340 E/Old Philadelphia Pike. Turn right onto Elmwood Blvd. in 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Hobson Rd. and turn right into the parking area.

Huffnagle Park (Neighborhood)

20 Oak Lane, Quarryville, PA 17566

Hours: 7am-8:30pm daily

Website

Directions to Park: Take US-222 S/PA-272/N Prince St for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto W. Penn Grant Rd which changes to E. Penn Grant Rd. Turn right onto Beaver Valley Pike (US-222 S) for 7.5 miles. Bear left onto W. State St (US-372). Turn right onto S. Church St and then turn right onto Oak Lane and park on left.

Landis Woods Park (Boots)

144 Meadow Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website

Directions to Park: Head east on W. Chestnut Street toward N. Queen Street. Turn left onto N. Lime Street. Turn left onto E. Liberty Street. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto N. Duke Street. Continue onto Lititz Pike and travel 2.4 miles. Turn right on Hillside Lane just before the church. Turn left on Boettcher House Driveway and proceed to the parking area.

Long’s Park (Zoo)

1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Head north on N Queen St toward E Chestnut St. Turn left onto W James St. Continue onto Harrisburg Ave. Continue onto Harrisburg Pike. Then, turn right onto Bluebird Dr, the park entrance for Long’s Park. After entering the park, drive past/around the lake. Next, turn right and go around the wetlands. Keep going around until you can turn left to park at the parking area facing the big brown and green playground with a black fence on Goldfinch Road.

Loyd H. Roland Memorial Park (Bicycle) 

221 N. 11th Street, Akron PA 17501 

Hours: 5am-11pm, unless otherwise posted 

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Start out going North on N. Queen St/PA-72 toward E. Chestnut St/PA-23. Turn right onto E. McGovern Ave/PA-272. Turn left onto Lititz Pike/US-222. Keep right at the fork to go on Oregon Pike/PA-272. Merge onto US-30E/US-222 toward Reading/Philadelphia. Merge onto US-222 toward Reading/I-76. Take the PA-772 exit toward Rothsville/Brownstown. Merge onto PA-772 toward Rothsville/Akron. Turn right onto Oregon Pike/PA-272. Continue to follow PA-272. Turn right on N. 11th St. Turn left on the road just prior to Lion Lane, for the parking area for Loyd Roland Park’s Frisbee/Disc Golf Course.

Manheim Chiques Trail (Jet Ski)

504 E. Adele Avenue, Manheim, PA 17545

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Park: Head north on N. Queen St. toward E. Chestnut St. Turn left onto McGovern Ave. and use the middle lane to turn right onto N. Prince St., PA-72 N and then turn left onto PA-72 N/Manheim Pike for about 9 miles. Turn right onto E. High St., continue onto Doe Run Rd., and then left onto White Oak Rd. Park and carefully cross White Oak Rd. back to the trail entrance.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (Train) 

100 Museum Drive, Stevens, PA  17578 

Hours: (Trails) Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted 

(Visitor’s Center); 8a-4p Tue-Sat; 12p-5p Sun; closed Mon 

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Head north on PA-72 N/N Queen St toward E Chestnut St and follow signs for US-222 N. Stay left at Burger King to continue on PA-501 N/Lititz Pike for 5.4 miles. Turn right on Owl Hill Rd and continue on Pierson Rd, which turns slightly left and becomes Siegrist Farm Rd, and then turns right and becomes E Sixth St. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit on Clay Rd and continue for 5 miles. Turn left on W Main St, then bear right on N Clay Rd. Turn right on Hopeland Rd, then left on Kleinfeltersville Rd. Turn left onto Museum road, then turn left onto T638 and park in the small parking area you see up ahead on your right.

Money Rocks County Park (Camera)

936 Narvon Road, Narvon, PA 17555

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Get on US-30 W in East Lampeter Township from E Chestnut St and PA-23 E. Follow US-222 N and US-322 E to Narvon Rd in Narvon. Turn right onto Narvon Rd. Then, turn right into the parking area for Money Rocks County Park.

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail (Spaceship)

East Donegal Township Riverfront Park

551 Vinegar Ferry Road, Marietta, PA 17547

Hours: 6am-8pm daily

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Take US-30 W (Lincoln Hwy) toward York for 9.4 miles. Take the exit toward Marietta onto PA-441 (Chickies Hill Road) for 1.7 miles. Continue on River Road (PA-441) for 4.2 miles. Turn left onto Vinegar Ferry Road and follow to parking area.

Rapho Township Community Park (Farm) 

960 Strickler Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552 

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted 

Website

Directions to Park: Head toward E. Chestnut Street on N. Queen Street (PA-72). Turn right on E. Liberty Street toward US-222 N/PA-501. Turn left on N. Duke Street (US-222) toward Lititz/Ephrata/Reading. Continue on Lititz Pike (US-222). Keep left on Lititz Pike (PA-501). Turn left on York Road toward York/Harrisburg/US-30 W/PA-283. Take left ramp on US-30 W toward York. Keep left on PA-283 toward Harrisburg for 8.7 miles. Take the exit toward Mt Joy/PA-772. Turn left on Mt. Joy Road (PA-772 W) toward Mt. Joy. Turn left on Strickler Road and then turn right into the parking area for the park.

Salisbury Township Community Park (Treehouse) 

750 White Horse Road, Gap, PA 17527 

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted 

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Start out going North on N. Queen St/PA-72 toward W. Chestnut St/PA-23. Take the 1st right onto E. Chestnut St/PA-23. Continue to follow PA-23. Merge onto US-30 E toward Coatesville. Take the PA-340/Old Phila Pike exit. Keep left to take the ramp toward Intercourse. Turn left onto Old Philadelphia Pike/PA-340 for about 7 miles. Turn slightly right onto E. Newport Rd/PA-772 for 5 miles. Turn left onto Denlinger Road. Turn right onto Spring Garden Road, which becomes White Horse Rd/PA-897. The parking area is on your right.

Silver Mine Park (Mountains) 

99 Silver Mine Road, Conestoga, PA 17516 

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted 

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Head toward E. Chestnut Street on N. Queen Street (PA-72). Turn left onto W. Walnut St. Turn left onto N. Prince Street (US-222 S). Turn slightly right onto New Danville Pike (PA-324 S) and continue for 4.8 miles. Turn right onto Silver Mine Road. Pass the main entrance on your right to a small parking area on the left near the creek.

South End Borough Park (Backpack)

28 Water Street, Christiana, PA 17509

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: Get on US-30 E from E Chestnut St and PA-23 E. Continue on US-30 E/Lincoln Hwy E to Gap. Turn right onto PA-41 S/Gap Newport Pike. Continue to follow PA-41 S. Keep right to continue on Newport Ave. Next, turn right onto Sadsbury Ave. Sadsbury Ave will become N Bridge St which will then become S Bridge St. Lastly, turn right to park in the small parking area immediately after passing the Christiana Fire Department.

Strasburg Community Park (Theater)

151 Precision Avenue, Strasburg, PA 17579

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: Head north on N Queen St toward E Chestnut St. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Chestnut St. E Chestnut St will turn slightly left and become PA-23 E/Grofftown Rd. Follow PA-23 E. Use the right lane to merge onto US-30 E via the ramp to Coatesville. Take the PA-462/Lincoln Hwy exit and turn right onto PA-462 W/E Lincoln Hwy. Next, turn left onto Strasburg Pike. Continue along Strasburg Pike for 4.3 miles, and then continue onto Lancaster Ave. Lastly, turn right onto Precision Ave, and the parking area (Lancaster County Art Association) will be on your left.

Susquehannock State Park

1880 Park Drive, Drumore, PA 17518

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Take US-222S/Willow Street Pike and PA-272 S for 13 miles. Turn right onto PA-372 W/Holtwood Rd. for 2 miles. Turn left onto Susquehannock Dr. for 3 miles. Turn right to stay on Susquehannock Dr. for another 1.5 miles, then turn right onto State Park Rd. Travel approx. 1 mile to parking area on right, across from the playground.

Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail – Millway Road Trail Access (Kayak)

106 Millway Road, Ephrata, PA 17522

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted 

Website

Directions to Parking Area: Start out on US-30W for 2.9 miles. Take the US-222 N exit toward Ephrata/Reading. Turn right onto PA-772 W toward Akron/Rothsville. Turn right onto Cocalico Creek Rd in about 1 mile and then turn left onto Millway Rd. to trail parking area on right.


©2024 WellSpan Health, Library System of Lancaster County, Public Libraries of Lancaster County,
and Northern Lancaster Hub | Disclaimer | feedback@goyork.org