There is so much to do in Lancaster County! Pinch Pond Family Campground is situated in the midst of an area full of fun and history, although there is no need to leave Pinch Pond in order to have fun. Many guests prefer to simply relax – reading a book in the shade of towering trees – or go fishing, hiking, or swimming. When the urge for adventure beckons you from beyond, the following is just a small sampling of more of the attractions that are only a short distance away.
Pinch Pond is surrounded by the bucolic fields in Amish Countryside that define Lancaster County, with old-fashioned charm and homespun warmth. Learn about the Amish lifestyle by taking a buggy ride, touring an Amish home, schoolhouse, and barn, browsing through antique Amish creations, shopping at a farmers’ market, and filling yourself with good down-home country style cooking!
From roller coasters to museums, black bears to ballet, there’s something fun for everyone to do in nearby Hershey! Learn the history of the town and the man behind the chocolate bar, Milton S. Hershey. Enjoy the thrilling rides and attractions at the park he built as a place for his workers to relax! This year-round world-class resort destination offers the best in entertainment for families and guests of all ages. Be sure to visit ZooAmerica, the North American Wildlife Park. Get a taste of Hershey at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Start your visit on the free Great American Chocolate Tour ride, complete with your own free Hershey’s product sample. Tours are offered daily, year round.
Stroll through the historic East Strasburg Railroad Station and the neighboring town of Strasburg, exploring the engines and rail cars up-close and riding beautifully restored trains are so much fun that you’ll almost forget that you’re immersed in a richly educational experience — learning about steam railroading, agriculture, Amish culture, and PA Dutch heritage. At the Strasburg Railroad, your 45-minute train ride is only the beginning. Choose your experience from First-Class, Open Air, Coach and more.
Are you planning to attend the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and Lancaster County in August?
Make your reservations today to stay at Pinch Pond Family Campground to enjoy and experience merriment amidst jousting knights and royal delights! Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, invites you to live the excitement and adventure of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Hundreds of colorfully-costumed characters breathe life into an authentic recreation of a 16th century English Village. Musical performances, magic acts, fire-breathing, puppet shows, Shakespearean plays, comical mud beggars and live jousting are just a few of the entertainments that fill a schedule with over 90 shows daily, unfolding on 12 stages.
The Renaissance Faire is located on the grounds of the historic Mount Hope Mansion & Winery – where there is a year-round schedule of events including a fabulous Murder Mystery Theater, Wine Tasting and Octoberfest– only two miles from the Pinch Pond Family Campground.