Like a computer, sometimes you have too many “tabs” open. Your connection is weak, the power supply is low, and you need to recharge and reboot. Luckily York County, PA, makes it easy to unplug and refresh. With tons of outdoor adventures and serene attractions, your wellness getaway will be one to remember. 

Spend a Day at the Spa

A woman enjoying a massage from Serenity Spa at Heritage Hills

Pamper yourself at Serenity Spa & Salon inside the Heritage Hills Resort in York. Enjoy any of their signature treatments, from soothing body wraps and facials to tension-releasing massages and waxing services. Each spa service comes with aromatherapy and calming music that’ll leave you feeling relaxed and renewed. 

Get Outdoors

If forest bathing or kayaking sounds relaxing, head outdoors and engage your senses while exploring York County. 

Enjoy a day of water sports on the Susquehanna River, one of the oldest rivers in North America. You can bring your own kayaks or paddle boards or rent them at Shank’s Mare Outfitters on the river's shores. In no time, you’ll be gliding by lush woods with the rhythmic swish of your paddle.

For lake fun, head to Codorus State Park in Hanover, where you may enjoy boating, sailing, and fishing for trout at Lake Marburg. Pinchot Lake is the prime water attraction at Gifford Pinchot State Park in northern York County. There, you’ll find all types of water activities, including boating. Both natural attractions offer land activities, from hiking and hunting to wildlife watching and picnicking. In the winter, try ice skating or skiing.

Fishing at Gifford Pinchot

Beyond state parks, York County is home to 4,500 acres of public parkland, including the Heritage Rail Trail County Park, where you can hike, bike, or run alongside a scenic trail past historic structures, farmlands, and the city of York.

Places To Stay

You don’t have to head indoors after a day spent in nature. York County is full of campgrounds and RV parks offering various lodging options in the great outdoors.

Camp out at a state park. Codorus and Gifford Pinchot offer dozens of amenity-filled campsites for tents and RVs, cottages, yurts, and cabins. Some lodging options are seasonal, and others are available year-round. Be sure to check out which amenities are available within the season you’re looking to visit, then make a reservation!

Find luxurious hotel accommodations at various spots across York County, including Heritage Hills Resort in York. Play golf, spend a day at the spa, and enjoy seasonal activities like snow tubing. 

In York County, you can get away from it all without skimping on comfort. 

An outside view of the Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center

Places To Eat

If tea is your drink of choice for relaxation, check out what’s brewing at our local tea shops

Enjoy high tea at The Front Porch Tea Room & Gathering Place in Hallam. Try locally-sourced tea or mix it up with a chai latte at The Hive Coffee House & Cafe in York, which also has smoothies.

No matter what your relaxation style is, you’ll find exactly what you need here in York County, PA.