Make Memories in York County, PA View All ItinerariesYork County is the perfect road trip for those who want to explore rolling rural landscapes, dynamic downtowns, and immersive experiences that bring our nation’s history to life. We’ve got a variety of ways to create a memorable getaway, so you can mix, match, and make it your own. Day 1 – Serving Up History Start your getaway in Wrightsville, a picturesque town along the mighty Susquehanna River. History buffs will love the town’s connection to the Civil War, culminating in the dramatic burning of the Wrightsville Bridge to stop Confederate troops’ advancement. The supports of the old bridge still stand in the river today! Visit the Zimmerman Center for Heritage to go back even farther in time. Learn about the first European explorations of the area and the native people who inhabited the area. Then get out on the water yourself with a kayak or paddleboard rental from Shank’s Mare Outfitters. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, grab lunch at John Wright Restaurant. Enjoy their fresh, seasonal offerings and picturesque view. Heading west into the county, you’ll come across one of York County’s quirky roadside attractions, The Haines Shoe House. Built by a shoe salesmen in the 1920’s, this unique structure offers tours and handmade ice cream! Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market, a family-owned local favorite going back four generations is nearby, stop by for farm fresh favorites. Grab a drink at Collusion Tapworks, a stop on York’s Good Libations Trails®. Rnjoy the gorgeous murals adorning the nearby Royal Square District buildings. Finally, enjoy dinner downtown with menus highlighting the many different flavors of York. Day 2 – All Aboard! Breakfast is waiting for you at Central Market House. Downtown York’s historic market featuring diverse food vendors and specialty shopping. We recommend getting your caffeine fix at Take Five Expresso Bar to get you going! Stroll up the block to Sunrise Soap Company, where you’ll find quality soaps, lotions, and more at this fun and funky storefront. You can even make your own soap, lotion, or bath bomb- perfect for thoughtful gifts or at-home pampering. You can take in more history just around the block at our Colonial Complex and learn about York’s role in the Revolutionary War. Did you know the Articles of Confederation were ratified here? Making York America’s first capital. Make sure you snap a selfie with Marquis de Lafayette! York is more than just revolutionary history, though. You can learn all about our contributions to the progress of agriculture and industry at the York County History Center’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Housed in a former factory complex, this extraordinary museum features two floors with over 20 exhibits featuring a 3-story working grist mill, an original Conestoga Wagon, and a 1916 trolley car used to carry locals through the streets of York. Heading south out of York, you’ll want to check out Perrydell Farm Dairy for a fun family stop. Learn about Pennsylvania’s dairy industry from this family-owned and operated farm, pet some adorable calves, and don’t miss out on the best chocolate milk around. Close to the Maryland border, you’ll find the towns of Shrewsbury and New Freedom. Antiquing lovers won’t want to miss the Shrewsbury Antique Center, itself listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Grab a sweet treat and your caffeine fix at The Village Coffee & Cream or a light lunch at the New Freedom Rail Trail Café. New Freedom is the perfect place to hop on the York County Heritage Rail Trail for a beautiful walk or bike ride. The full trail is nearly 30 miles long and offers a lovely way to experience the natural beauty of York County in any season. If you’d rather ride in style, you can climb aboard a replica steam engine courtesy of the Northern Central Railway. Ride the same rails that took Lincoln from Washington DC to Gettysburg to deliver his historic address. Wyndridge Farm is the perfect place to sit down for dinner after an exciting day exploring. Another stop on the Good Libations Trails®, Wyndridge Farm offers a variety of handcrafted beers, ciders, and sodas to please every palate. Day 3 – Tour and Taste! Start your day with a quick bite at Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market and then head to the county’s southwest corner to visit America’s Snack Food Capital- Hanover, PA! Start small at Revonah Pretzels and see how these skilled artisans create a classic York County treat. Then take things up a notch at Snyder’s of Hanover, where a factory tour will give you a bird’s eye view of their massive operation—whether big or small, snacking is serious business in Hanover! Utz potato chips also call Hanover home, and Martin’s Snacks, a local favorite, are made just up the road in Thomasville. Need a little relaxation after all that snacking? Codorus State Park is minutes away and features quiet hiking trails, boat rentals, fishing, and more. You can also sip and savor the afternoon away at Marburg Estate Winery while taking in the lush scenery and earning another stamp in for your Good Libations Trails® passport. Lastly, take a stroll around Hanover’s downtown to find more historic charm and hospitality.