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The disc golf course at Roland Park extends into the woods.

We are surrounded with beautiful and varied scenery including rolling hills and cultivated farmland. A short walk from the Country Hearth in several directions will lead you to the edge of a field. Just over a mile east is the New Holland Park which hosts live entertainment throughout the summer including a craft show in June, an Independence Day celebration in July, an antique car show and a BBQ competition, as well as music most Wednesdays and weekends.

The list below isn't exhaustive, but hopefully is inspirational.

The sky's the limit when it comes to ways to enjoy the outdoors. Come, stay, and explore.

Green Mountain Cyclery Bicycle Rentals

285 South Reading Road, Ephrata, PA; 17 minute drive

Roland Memorial Park 

221 North 11th Street, Akron, PA; 17 minute drive

This 70-acre park has fields, trails, pavilions, a skating pond, and a disc-golf course (PDF).

Foxchase Golf Club

300 Stevens Road, Stevens, PA; 18 minute drive


The course at Lost Treasure Mini Golf has several shaded areas and a cave feature, making it a good choice even on a hot and sunny day.

Lost Treasure Mini Golf

2521 Lincoln Highway East, Ronks, PA; 20 minute drive 

Maple Grove Raceway

30 Stauffer Park Lane, Mohnton, PA; 22 minute drive

Strasburg Scooter Rental

2705 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA; 14 minute drive

Guided scooter tours of Amish country. They also have tours that start in Strasburg (about 8 minutes farther).

U.S. Hot Air Balloon Rides

2727 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA; 14 minute drive

Strasburg Railroad

301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA; 22 minute drive

OK, so a train ride isn't exactly outdoors, but if you take a ride in one of their open-air cars you'll get the best of both worlds!

Boulders Mini Golf

312 Primrose Lane, Mountville, PA; 27 minute drive

Shank’s Mare Outfitters

2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA; 43 minutes

Kayaking and paddle-boarding on the Susquehanna River. They recommend calling ahead for availability of equipment (and guides, if desired): 717-252-1616.

Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

857 Green Hill Road South, Conestoga, PA; 45 minute drive

Hershey Park and Hershey’s Chocolate World

100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA; 50 minute drive