- The list below includes 122 free or cheap things to do in or near York, Pennsylvania, including 92 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Factory Tours, Parks and Walking Trails.
- From Lake Redman to Rocky Ridge Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in York and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Harrisburg, Lancaster, Hanover and Mechanicsburg.
Surrounded by hiking trails, Lake Redman is a prime water sports destination, with activities like boating, kayaking, and paddleboating for visitors to participate in. The lake has several picnic areas for visitors to set up family picnics at.
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Rocky Ridge County Park, 400 Deininger R, York, PA 17406 MoreLess Info
The 750-acre Rocky Ridge Park is mostly mature oak forest filled with multi-use trails and several observation decks. Other amenities include a softball field, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, natural playground and pavilions.
Located on 1,637 acres, William H. Kain County Park has two lakes that can be used for boating and fishing. The park features trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding, a horseshoe pit, a playground and a volleyball court.
The home field of the York Revolution baseball team is PeoplesBank Park, formerly called Santander Stadium. This spacious stadium features plentiful concessions (including beer, liquor and low-fat snacks) and a flat, meticulously-manicured field.
A carefully landscaped private swimming pool facility, Wisehaven Swimming Pool features a kiddie pool, family pool, and adult pool. They also have a water slide and a variety of diving boards of different heights.
Along with offering tours of the facility, the Harley Davidson Factory is also home to a museum. This museum features an array of both interactive exhibits and displays including a design lab, a classic motorcycle collection and bike photography.
History buffs are in seventh heaven at the York County Heritage Trust in York, Pennsylvania. This museum has exhibits and activities for adults and children. It features exhibits from throughout York's history, and particularly emphasizes its role in the Civil War.