Lititz Springs Park
Lititz Springs Park (lititzspringspark.org) is a private park, owned by the Lititz Moravian Congregation and maintained by the Churches of Lititz, for public use. The Park does NOT receive public funding. It relies heavily on the generous giving of citizens of the community. Your contribution will not only assist with the expenses of the Fourth of July celebration, but will help with continuing maintenance of the Park, including the Welcome Center/Train Station, other Park buildings and the Lititz Memorial Square.
DESCRIPTION: The Millport Conservancy Ride is a delightful short ride showcasing the beauty of the Warwick Rd. as it takes you by the Conservancy. Adding to the ride is the surprise of seeing a genuine 13th century castle brought over from England and reassembled on the hillside at the 5.65 mile point. Food and drink are available in Lititz
DESCRIPTION: The Scenic Overlook Ride ventures over a ridge north of Lititz, and heads westward. Along the way back to Lititz you ride by a bird sanctuary and are treated to a great view overlooking the Penn Valley Farms. Food and drink are available in Lititz
DESCRIPTION: The Short Lititz Loop Ride ventures over a ridge north of Lititz, and follows it down the other side. From there you sneak back into town by doing an end run that avoids the climb back into town. Food and drink are available in Lititz.
DESCRIPTION: The Udder Choice Ice Cream Ride ventures to the flat lands, at the base of the Blue Mountains before a rewarding stop at the Udder Choice for a bite to eat and some ice cream. Food and drink are available in Lititz
DESCRIPTION: The Brickerville Ramble Ride ventures over the ridge north of Lititz, and parallels the PA turnpike. Note: the quaint old church on Reifsnyder Rd. and heed the stop sign warning on the Reifsnyder Rd. downhill. Food and drink are available in Lititz and convenience stores on the route.
DESCRIPTION: The Long Lititz Loop Ride starts the same as the Short Lititz Loop Ride and joins up with the Millport Conservancy route before returning to town. Adding to the ride is the surprise of seeing a genuine 13th century castle brought over from England and reassembled on the hillside at the 24.50 mile point. Food and drink are available in Lititz
DESCRIPTION: The Cornwall Furnace Ride is a challenging ride that takes you into southern Lebanon County. On the way the ride passes through Mt. Gretna. The town of Cornwall is the home of the Cornwall Furnace Museum. The quaint mining town houses are a picturesque reminder of earlier times in our nation’s history. Food and drink are available in Lititz, Mt. Gretna and convenience stores on the route.
Mount Gretna. In the 1890’s, the Pennsylvania Chautauqua Society founded Mt. Gretna, attracted by the region’s natural beauty. The landscape is still just as inviting — gently wooded mountains, a stream, and a lake. Throughout the summer, the Chautauqua’s educational and cultural tradition is carried on with first-rate events in music, theater, and art. As cooler weather sets in, the area displays some of the most stunning foliage of the Northeast. When snow flies, cross country skiers enjoy expertly groomed, picturesque trails. Spring brings a green-dusted calm to the acres of protected Game lands, crossed by miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking.
Cornwall Iron Furnace 717 272-9711 cornwallironfurnace.org. Admission charge. The Cornwall Furnace has been designated a National Historical Landmark, and is an extraordinary example of the furnaces that dotted the Pennsylvania landscape. In operation from 1742 to 1883, it is one of the world’s best-preserved 19th-century charcoal iron making facilities. The massive stone furnace, steam-powered air-blast machinery, and several related buildings survive intact. Primarily a producer of pig iron products, Cornwall Furnace cast cannon for the American Revolution. Call for schedule and hours. Location: 94 Rexmont Road Cornwall, PA 17016
DESCRIPTION: The Heritage Ride is mostly gentle rolling terrain but with some moderate hills. A great cross section of the Lancaster County Amish farmlands and points of historic interest. The ride incorporates the Ephrata Cloister, Strasburg Railroad, and Landis Valley state operated museums, and includes the town of Lititz.