Individual Tours


Looking for a great way to entertain the kids during summer vacation or on the weekend? Plan your next family adventure at Gnome Countryside, where the beauty of nature and a bit of gnome magic combine to create an unforgettable, fun and educational experience!

Whether you live in the Lancaster County area or are visiting from the other side of the universe, Gnome Countryside is a memorable destination for family fun. We can even help you make your next birthday party or celebration more exciting than ever!

Gnome Countryside's guided nature tours are perfect for children of all ages, but don't think the adults miss out on the fun. There's plenty to see and do for everyone! See the guided nature tour details below for more information or call (717) 786-4928 to schedule a tour!

Pricing


$10 per person

Have a group of 20 or more? Check out our school and group tours page for more information and discounted pricing!

Tours scheduled by appointment. Morning and afternoon tours available most days. Call (717) 786-4928 for availability. We're open Monday through Saturday from April through October!

Guided Nature Tour Details



Your guided nature tour will last approximately 2 hours. Tours are appropriate for all ages. We find that children 5 and over enjoy our tours the most!

The Gnomery

Your adventure begins in a cozy room known as "the Gnomery" where stories, songs and little "gnome" facts are shared by Mr. Rich Humphreys, commonly referred to as "the Gnomeman". Here environmental awareness and appreciation begins with an introduction to Pennsylvania flora, the habitats and habits of local prey and predators and an emphasis on the importance of wilderness to human beings.

Hiking Trail

The tour continues with a walk along carefully created wooded trails where participants are encouraged to use all five senses to discover the beauty and enchantment of the forest. In this typical Pennsylvania deciduous woodland, children will experience the beauty and wonder of nature at its best, while learning about many indigenous animal and plant species along the way and develop listening skills.

Playground

Time at the playground, a favorite for many, includes materials for building gnome habitats, stacking rocks or building Cairns. A monkey bridge and giant's balance beam nestle within the rocks and trees that Mr. Rich will point out.

Labyrinth of Gratitude

Just a stone's throw from the playground lies the Labyrinth of Gratitude, a specially built, meditation walkway for considering and appreciating what the Earth and its inhabitants give to each of us and what we might give in return.

Shadows of Litter

Following an enjoyable time at the playground, groups are led down into the Valley of the Shadows of Litter. Litter brings sadness to the little people and should to us.

Gnome Gniagra

After returning to the light and beauty of the trail, the hike continues out of the valley, walking by the beautiful Gnome Gniagra and back to the gathering circle benches. This is a place to consider the suggestions of the talking rocks, which include "Create", "Laugh", "Dream", "Wonder", "Hope", and "Love".

Ready to schedule your tour of the enchanted forest? Call (717) 786-4928 for availability!