Things To Do In Ephrata

Covered-Bridge and Private Amish-Farm Scooter Tour for Two or Four from Strasburg Scooters (Up to 60% Off)

Strasburg Scooters

Strasburg

Riders scoot along the back roads of Lancaster County for photo ops at the region’s historical covered bridges and a stop at an Amish farm

$300 $125

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Admission to Corn Maze or Flashlight Maze for Two or Four at Oregon Dairy (50% Off)

Oregon Dairy

Lititz

Check a classic fall activity off your list by finding your way through this working farm’s corn maze during the day or at night

$20 $10

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Admission to a Corn or Flashlight Maze for Two or Four at Oregon Dairy (Up to 50% Off)

Oregon Dairy

Lititz

Family-owned farm’s intricately designed corn maze welcomes visitors of all ages; at night, bring along a flashlight to explore in the dark

$20 $10

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the Choo Choo Barn (Up to 56% Off)

Choo Choo Barn

Strasburg

Visitors admire a 1,700-square-foot model train layout handcrafted by one family for over 50 years; includes 150-plus miniature animations

$15 $7

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Discover Scuba Class for One, Two, or Four from Lancaster Scuba (Up to 79% Off)

Lancaster Scuba

Lancaster Scuba Center

One-day classes introduce students to scuba techniques and equipment in an indoor pool

$120 $49

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6, 12, or 18 Group Dance Classes at Top Hat Dance Studio (Up to 77% Off)

Top Hat Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Nationally certified dancers teach students to execute salsa, hustle, ballroom, and swing moves in group classes

$72 $29

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60- or 120-Minute Cooking Class for One or Two at Home Run Cooking (Up to 52% Off)

Home Run Cooking

Lancaster

Chefs teach kids and adults alike how to have fun while cooking in classes such as School Lunch Ideas, Mexican Made Easy, and Croughnuts

$30 $15

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Encore: The Festival presents an array of talks, entertainment, and activities centered on the pursuit of purpose and vitality as one ages. A cavalcade of speakers tackle topics of health, happiness, and heart, such as best-selling author Dan Buettner, who brings the experience garnered from his world travels to a discussion of greater longevity through lifestyle and diet, and theologian Leonard Sweet, who explores the importance of community and communication throughout life. Apply your organ of Corti to the appreciation of performances by the Grammy Award–winning Blind Boys of Alabama, guitarist Toby Walker, and Christian-fusion jazz band Salt & Light.

433 South Kinzer Avenue
New Holland,
PA
US

For nearly 30 years, we’ve taken pride in our personalized approach to helping Lancaster Countians reach their fitness goals. From group classes to one-on-one training with a Certified Fitness Instructor to working out on your own, we’re here to help. Group classes and childcare included with your monthly membership.

105 Warwick St
Lititz,
PA
US

At two locations, Top Hat Dance Studio's passionate team of nationally certified teachers inspires dancers of all skill levels to shuffle off to Buffalo while hustling, salsaing, and waltzing across the dance floor. During group lessons, skilled instructors teach guests to untangle left feet while performing intricate, stylized choreography in the Lancaster location's two-step, ballet, and West Coast swing classes or the Philadelphia location's salsa, bachata, and advanced-level chicken-dance classes. Fledgling fleetfooters can supplement group sessions with private lessons, during which feet will learn to tap out Morse-code messages to a far-away dance partner while sharpening skills with one-on-one instruction. In addition to these dance classes, instructors also specialize in preparing engaged couples for their first dance and offer a number of specially designed youth programs.

357 West Main Street
Leacock Leola Bareville,
PA
US

At Young Chefs Academy’s long, stainless-steel counter, diminutive cooks press their heads together, working sunshine-hued dough through a pasta roller or peering at recipes. The bank of ovens spills the scents of cooking sweets, and gaggles of young adults meander into teen classes, ready to gain culinary skills or bother a librarian by listening to blenders at maximum volume. Some weeks, the school concentrates on the recipes of a particular chef, with past sessions focusing on the works of Julia Child and Jamie Oliver. As holidays approach, the recipes turn towards the pumpkin-infused confections that define Halloween or the slow-roasted baskets traditionally eaten on Easter.

1545 Manheim Pike
Lancaster,
PA
US

No Pink Dumbbells - Small Group Fitness Training helps clients of all fitness levels get in shape without having to log hours at the gym every day. Coaches eschew long cardio sessions for challenging sessions that incorporate strength-training exercises, metabolic circuits, and cardio intervals. They cap each session at a small number of clients, so trainers can tailor the workout to challenge every participant, no matter their athletic abilities. The gym offers six sessions a week to fit clients? busy schedules.

833 2nd St
Lancaster,
PA
US

Dubbed “The Last Renaissance Man” by his best friend’s mom, Michael Usowksi has launched a medical website, sold fanny packs to dog owners, and run his own barbecue joint—with his white German shepherd, Luna, by his side wherever he goes. The Big Bash Obstacle Dash combines his three major interests: live music, feeding people, and challenging races. Michael is not a big fan of digging obstacle pits in 120-degree heat, but his favorite part of the Dash so far has been directing his website's video featurette, during which he commanded a man in a chicken suit to jump out of a natural pond only a couple feet deep.

340 Blackburn Road
Quarryville,
PA
US