Pennsylvania Railroad Museum

Pennsylvania Railroad Museum: (717) 687-8628. Admission Charge. Famous steam engines, plush passenger coaches and restored service cars are displayed on 1,300 feet of indoor track in the United States first building designed for rail museum purposes. Railroad memorabilia is on display and a slide show documents the evolution of the train from the earliest steam locomotives to the sleek speeding trains of today. Open: Call for schedule and hours.  Location: Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579.

Strasburg Railroad:(717) 687-7522. Admission Charge. Chartered in 1832, the Strasburg Railroad is the oldest continually chartered public utility in Pennsylvania. Passengers take a 45-minute ride through beautiful countryside in wooden coaches pulled by a steam locomotive. Call for schedule and hours. Location: Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579.

Intercourse Quickie Ride (18.93 miles) (D) Flat

DESCRIPTION: The Intercourse Quickie Ride is generally flat terrain but with some moderate rolling hills. A sampling of the southern Lancaster County farmlands can be had on this short scenic ride.   Food and drink are available in Strasburg and several convenience stores on the route

Back Country Ramble (25.50 miles) (B) Hilly

DESCRIPTION: The Back Country Ride is a little more challenging.  A picturesque low traffic, rural farmland rides.  Note the mosaic on the former garage wall at the 14.78 mile point.  Food and drink are available in Strasburg

Country Side Delight (28.7 miles) (C) Rolling

DESCRIPTION: The Country Side Delight Ride is typical Lancaster County rolling terrain but with some moderate climbs. It features a good sampling of the peaceful Amish Lancaster County countryside.   Food and drink are available in Strasburg and several convenience stores on the route.

Lapp’s Ice Cream Ride (28.73 miles) (C) Rolling

DESCRIPTION: The Lapp’s ice Cream Ride is must for ice cream lovers.  You will not only be treated to some of the best ice cream on a Mennonite farm, but you will also enjoy the rolling country side farm vistas.  Note Lapp’s is closed on Sunday’s.   Food and drink are available in Strasburg and several convenience stores on the route.

Witness Ride (36.55 miles) (C) Rolling

DESCRIPTION: The Witness Ride takes you past the filmed scenes where Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis appeared in the Oscar winning 1985 movie Witness.  Food and drink are available in Strasburg.

Hunsecker Covered Bridge Ride (36.95 miles) (C) Rolling

DESCRIPTION: The Hunsecker Covered Bridge Ride ventures into the eastern outskirts of Lancaster
City before entering northern Lancaster County countryside. The picturesque Hunsecker Covered Bridge
is the destination before returning to the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. Food and drink are available in
Strasburg and several convenience stores on the route.

Climbers Delight Ride (37.21 miles) (A) Very Hilly

DESCRIPTION: The Climbers delight Ride extends the challenge of the Back Country Ramble by venturing further into the river hills of the Susquehanna River. Food and drink are available in Strasburg

Heritage Ride (Pennsylvania Railroad Museum Start) (58.5 miles) (C) Rolling

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 run museums, and includes the town of Lititz.