Winter fun lasts long after the holiday season in York County, PA. Discover all of our favorite wintertime activities! 

Dine at York Restaurants

Restaurants

Gather your family and friends and head to York County for fresh flavors of the season, including craft-brewed winter ales and delicious comfort food creations! Take your palate on a tour of our many eateries from casual brew pubs, to family-friendly favorites, to upscale casual restaurants perfect for special occasions and celebrations. Explore our menu of options, then head on over… your table awaits!

Explore the Natural Beauty of York Parks

Head to the great outdoors in York County for brisk winter recreation and fun! Check out these state parks for your next seasonal adventure.

A person and their dog walking along a snowy trail through the winter forest

Codorus State Park

See the park transform into a beautiful winter wonderland with many options for recreation when conditions allow. When the snow starts to fall, head to the park to enjoy ice skating, sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobile trails. Let it snow! 

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Located in northern York County, Gifford Pinchot State Park features a 340-acre lake where ice skating is permitted on the natural ice during the winter months. When covered with snow, the surrounding hiking trails provide excellent paths for picturesque cross-country skiing over the river and through the woods.

Looking for even more winter recreation and adventure? York County also offers thrilling snow tubing and ice skating at AvalancheXpress as well as downhill skiing and snowboarding at Roundtop Mountain Resort

Uncover New Talents at Keystone Kidspace

A child gets messy at Keystone Kidspace

Featuring dynamic drop-in workshops and hands-on opportunities for kids and teens, Keystone Kidspace offers a unique experience in the heart of innovation-forward York County. Channel your kids’ creative energy into concocting something fun in a digital lab space or work area in this engaging center for self-expression and exploration.

Enjoy Local Culture & History at York Museums

Get a flair for all things quirky, fascinating, and enriching when you map your own museum tour throughout York, PA! Here are a few places not to miss, with many more to explore, too!

York Barbell Company

York Barbell 

Visit the Hall of Fame at York Barbell, a true York County original. Learn about the region’s strong fitness history and all the ways this local company helped shape the design of gym equipment and products nationwide since 1932.

National Watch & Clock Museum 

Featuring the largest collection of timepieces in North America, the National Watch & Clock Museum delivers the sights and sounds of watches and clocks from around the world. Tick tock… what are you waiting for? Put this one on your Explore York list!

Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum

Tour the homestead and experience a living history interpretation about the life of William C. Goodridge, an Underground Railroad Conductor and successful African-American entrepreneur. Recognized as part of the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom, Goodridge Freedom Center provides an immersive experience into an authenticated site on the Underground Railroad, right here in York, PA.

Adventure awaits this winter in York County. Grab your gloves and get ready for winter – the most wonderful time of the year.