Winter Activities

in Lancaster, PA

Winter Activities in Lancaster, PA

Winter blues is a real thing, especially when you live where winter weather truly gets dreary and harsh, and the nights long and cold – such as in Pennsylvania.

For a case of winter blues (and as you remember with nostalgia the fun summer months and wait eagerly for the next sunny season to arrive), a “staycation” can be your answer, especially when you have a perfect spot for it—the Eden Resort & Suites!

Whether you need a quick winter getaway for a weekend or you dream of a home away from home for a bit longer, choosing an ideal lodging spot in Lancaster, PA, to make it more exciting and memorable can make all the difference.

You’ll feel very welcome at the Eden Resort & Suites, with friendly service, comfort and style, premium amenities and features, a convenient location, and, of course, great prices.

During a cold, lackluster winter day, we have just what you need to invigorate and brighten up at the Eden Resort. Recreation is essential to wellbeing, so we made sure you can easily incorporate it into your vacation, or “staycation.” There are multiple opportunities for aquatic exercise and enjoyment – our indoor heated pool and adult whirlpool are open year round!

Enjoy working out in our fitness center, relax in the sauna or whirlpool, and refresh in our beautiful indoor pool. Our Indoor Pool & Adult Whirlpool are open daily year-round, and our Adult Fitness Center is open 24/7 with room key access.

In addition to enjoying the pool area and our onsite restaurants, you may desire some extra pampering to lift your spirits – just ask us about a local Spa & Salon Experience you can have while staying with us.

We also offer dog-friendly villas – so no need to worry about leaving your furry kid behind.  Call 866.801.6430 to reserve a dog-friendly villa.

We know that long, dreary winter can be depressing, so we make sure that staying at the Eden Resort feels like a refreshing, luxurious, and relaxing “home away from home” and that you “Get More of What You Deserve, For Less Than You’d Expect”!

Finally, what also makes our Lancaster PA hotel great is its prime location in the heart of Lancaster County, which gives you easy access to all the major highways and local attractions.

Make the Eden Resort & Suites your temporary home and a perfect place to stay to fight the winter blues in Lancaster, PA, whether for a few days or much longer!

Things to Do

Snow Geese Migration

The last two weeks of February and the first two weeks of March are the best time of year to witness the annual snow-goose migration, where tens of thousands of birds create a white blanket in the sky over northern Lancaster County. The fields and roads around Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area become home to huge flocks of greater snow geese and tundra swans, who come to scour fields for winter wheat and waste grain left over from harvest season before they migrate to Arctic regions.

As many as 150,000 snow geese have been spotted there in past years, along with up to 20,000 swans.


The Fulton Theatre

Considered to be the nation’s oldest continuously operating theatre, the Fulton Theatre is one of only eight theatres to be named a National Historic Landmark. In 1852, the Lancaster community celebrated the opening of Fulton Hall.

This beautiful old theatre combines Broadway-caliber musicals, comedies, and dramas with the grandeur of ornate Victorian architecture.


The Lancaster Science Factory

The Lancaster Science Factory is a hands-on museum full of interesting science phenomena. All of the experiments are well explained and easy to follow. Children of all ages can enjoy this factory and have fun while learning. They also have many fun events, so make sure you check them out!

So let your children see and do real “science stuff”. There are many activities to try, which both children & adults will enjoy.

This little gem is a great way to spend a few hours on a snow, rainy (or any other) day.



Wheatland home and grounds are located in a very beautiful area of Lancaster, right next to the Lancaster History Center. The guides are very helpful in giving the history of the site, and you will get a true feeling of how people lived in the late 1800s.

First Fridays in Lancaster City

The entire City of Lancaster is a National Historic District – which makes it the only city in the U.S. with that designation. No matter the season, it is a great walking city with a vibrant arts and music scene, and eclectic bars and restaurants. Downtown Lancaster becomes even more full of life on the First Friday of each month.

You’ll be swept up in the creative energy that pervades the city. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances and perhaps a few surprises as you walk our attractive streets lined with trees and distinctive architecture. Unique boutiques and excellent restaurants complement the art galleries, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, professional theater, symphony orchestra, and art college that comprise Lancaster’s arts community.

Lancaster Roots & Blue Festival

This annual festival in Lancaster, PA, features great artists from the musical genres of roots and blues from around the USA and beyond.

At Lancaster Roots and Blues, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide selection of artists, with lots to see, hear, and do. With many artists, venues, and stages, all within a few blocks of each other, you are sure to have an experience to remember for the rest of your life.

Lititz Fire & Ice Festival

There is a lot of energy at this annual 10-day festival. Good food, music, ice sculptures, and lots more – the Lititz Fire and Ice Festival is a little winter gem that will help break the winter blues.