A visit to Lancaster County is like a journey back in time. The traditional farming methods employed by the region’s Amish population are reminiscent of the techniques of America’s settlers. If you want to fully experience the simple grandeur of Lancaster County, a buggy ride is the perfect transportation choice.

Abe’s Buggy Rides has provided authentic Amish buggy trips for over 40 years. With their larger sized buggies, groups of up to seven people can experience the beauty of the Read the rest of this entry »

Parents planning a vacation to Lancaster County will definitely want to check out the five family-friendly lodging options described below.

Adamstown Inns and Cottages provide families with the opportunity to enjoy year-round fun. Whether your family is visiting for the annual mud sale, quilting week, or another event, Adamstown bed and breakfast is a great place to stay.

Families will not want to miss the Fulton Steamboat Inn. This floating hotel features a full array of amenities, including the Junior First Mate’s Read the rest of this entry »

The Australian Walkabout Inn is a charming bed and breakfast in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Inn is an older mansion home that has comfortable bedding, friendly staff and dcor that fits the country setting. There are several small details in each room that will make you feel right at home. Wine glasses and a bottle of wine are placed on the dresser, and there are bath robes hanging on the door. A small refrigerator is located in the Read the rest of this entry »

Everyone knows Lancaster county is a bit lesstechnologically advanced than some other parts of the state. If you’re coming here to explore the Amish culture you shouldn’t expect to see ADT Security systems or high-powered vehicles but you SHOULD expect to see:
Awesome Quilts: The Amish are really, really good at hand-made crafts and quilts are one of their best. Come with cash in hand to purchase a handmade masterpiece that you can use to keep warm or hang on the wall if you choose – they can run in the hundreds of dollars depending on design.
Baked Goods: The Amish have a way with bread so stop by one of the many local bakeries in Lancaster County and try a fresh loaf or even a cinnamon bun. There are delicacies to be had here made with love you can’t find anywhere else!
Local Music: It’s interesting to see how beautiful music can be when it doesn’t come out of an electric guitar! The Amish have all types of handmade instruments and beautiful, classical pieces as wellexpand your mind here in Lancaster!

Lancaster County has a lot to offer. The family is the center of their lifestyle and they are very religious.

There are many places that you can see in the small towns and farmland of Lancaster county. I would first recommend the Amish Farm and House. You will have a chance to learn the culture of Lancaster County’s Old Order Amish. You can also tour the fifteen acre farm that exhibits a tobacco stripping room and a blacksmith shop.

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Amish country is an awesome place to visit. The smell of freshly baking bread and the pastries are decadent. The area hosts a great deal of history and culture from the Amish and Mennonite people. This high tourist area is home to some of the best food around. The Amish have perfected cooking and their old fashioned methods have melt in your mouth results.

One of the best restaurants in the area is the Arthur’s Terrace Restaurant. This place has been a local Read the rest of this entry »

5 Fun Things to Do in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County PA, located in Pennsylvania’s gorgeous Dutch Country, has many unique and must see sites for the whole family. As this is predominantly Amish area, there are plenty of hand made crafts to go around. The first stop on your trip should be at The Amish Village, where you can take a guided tour back in time and truly experience the Amish way of life. You can Read the rest of this entry »

There are some great fine dining restaurants in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The first restaurant is the Cameron Restaurant and Inn. The Cameron Restaurant and Inn serves American food in an inn that was built in 1981. So the people who are staying there can get a little bit of the country feel. The second restaurant is Arthur’s Terrance Restaurant. Arthur’s Terrance Restaurant is a very contemporary restaurant. It is best known for its buffet of prime ribs, fresh seafood, pasta, and all types of chicken. It is casual but you will still get a little bit of Read the rest of this entry »

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