Free Things To Do

If you're looking for fun activities in York County, Pennsylvania, that won't break the bank, you're in luck! There are plenty of free things to see and do here.

One great option is to explore the county's many parks and hiking trails. Gifford Pinchot State Park is a particular favorite, with its picturesque lake and miles of trails winding through the woods. Other options include Rocky Ridge County Park, John Rudy County Park, and Codorus State Park. If you like nature centers, you’ll love Richard Nixon County Park. In addition to hiking trails, full-time naturalists staff the center and lead themed programs throughout the year. BONUS TIP: Did you know that South Mountain is the Northern Terminus of the World-Famous Blue Ridge Mountains? No need to travel further south to cross that off your hiking bucket list!

If you're interested in history, the York County History Center offers several free programs. This museum and library is dedicated to preserving the region's rich history. 

For art lovers, the York Art Association is a must-see. Their gallery showcases the work of local artists, and admission is always free. Stop by the new Mural Park in the Royal Square District (108 South Howard Street) to see 15 larger-than-life murals. It’s the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post!

In the summer, you'll find free outdoor concerts offering a variety of genres.

Experience our brand new Augmented Reality Trail, where you can venture around York County to see free augmented reality attractions crafted by AR Vision Solutions. Experience jaw-dropping virtual scenes while acquiring points for awesome prizes!

Finally, be sure to check out the historic markets in downtown York. Penn Market was built in 1866 and Central Market dates back to 1888. Browse a wide variety of booths selling everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts.

Be sure to keep an eye on our Calendar of Events for various other free events and happenings for you and your crew!

Whether you're a local or just visiting for the weekend, there are plenty of free things to do in York County, Pennsylvania. Time to get out and start exploring!

No Need to Break the Bank!

Free Things To Do in York County