If you find yourself needing to escape the woods for a day or afternoon, Mill Creek Falls is conveniently located near a host of amazing attractions that will have you appreciating our centrally-located base camp to so much family fun.


The nature preserve is managed by the Lancaster Conservancy and is adjacent to the Retreat Center, offering widespread access to the Falls, gorgeous hiking, sight-seeing, hunting spots (archery only), and more. Exploring this area is a must for your stay with us!

Indian steps museum

Also known as the Indian Steps Museum, this historic memorial and museum are a great day trip for history buffs and local inquisitors.

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Located in the heart of PA Dutch Country, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a unique place where fun, family, and farming come together.


Enjoy an authentic steam train ride through Lancaster County’s famous Amish Country… through 2,500 acres of the picturesque countryside.

Sight & Sound Theatres

Bible stories come to life with visual splendor and song on the stages of the Sight & Sound Theatre!

Wind Cave Adventure

For the brave and adventurous, a trek through Wind Cave is a truly breathtaking experience.

Fire Company Mud Sales

Find some treasures at a local sale to support our volunteer fire companies with our famous Mud Sales!

Hershey park

Discover the magic, memories, and sweetness of a family trip to historic Hershey Park during your stay with us!

dutch wonderland

Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster is the best amusement park for kids and families, with roller coasters, water attractions, and more.

Buck Tractor Pulls

Big engines and big trucks means big fun at the local pulls and rallies at Buck Motorsports Park!

Holtwood whitewater park

Enjoy this whitewater playpark that offers a thrilling experience on the rapids of the Susquehanna River! 

ladew topiary gardens

Ladew is a vibrant community resource for people of all ages, perspectives, and backgrounds – from near and far – to reconnect, relax, and find calm. 

Lock 12 cliff jumping

The swimming hole near Mill Creek Falls is an exciting way to cool off during a hot summer day with a little shot of adrenaline as a bonus.

Sunnyburn Produce Auction

Enjoy the flavor of the local area with delicious, farm-fresh produce at the Sunnyburn Produce Auction!

longwood gardens

“A place to see dazzling displays that elevate the art of horticulture… a place to enjoy performances that inspire…”

state capitol in harrisburg

The capitol building and downtown Harrisburg provide tons of local interest, excitement, and day trips for the family. 


Discover the City of Brotherly Love and all it has to offer with close convenience during your stay with us!

City of Baltimore

With the aquarium, Orioles, Ravens, and so much more, Baltimore is an amazing big-city day trip.

washington dc

For an amazing day trip rich with history and monumental fun, everyone will love an outing to our nation’s capital.

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