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2 men jousting
Jousting, Knights and Royal Delights! One thing remains a certainty in Amish Country – visitors encounter many different facets of the unconventional America here!  Lancaster PA has everything from horse-drawn carriages, windmills and covered bridges, to the many delicious tastes, both plain and fancy, of our many fine restaurants.  Yet, there is another experience for […]
Live music at weathered vineyards epyhrata
Craft wine, beer and spirits tours are super-popular right now, and with good reason!  These small venues offer locally made DELICIOUS adult beverages in unique environments where you can really get a sense of the local area.  Ephrata is special in that we have SIX of these wonderful businesses all within a mile or two […]
Beautiful old historic buildings in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
If you’re wondering if there are things to do in Downtown Lancaster PA, the answer is a resounding YES! Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a city of seven square miles and 60,000 permanent residents. It offers a central, drivable location to surrounding cities like New York, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Lancaster may be easily overlooked at first […]
Lititz restaurants
We’ve put together a collection of the 9 Best Lititz Restaurants that you should try while you explore Lancaster County. Amish Country has a lot to offer, especially the irresistible home cooking of Lititz restaurants. Experience the surroundings of Lancaster, PA in a unique way with this selection of the best local places. Get a […]
Ephrata to Hershey map
15 Things to Do in Hershey PA! Looking for Things to Do in Hershey, PA?  Hershey PA, most famous for its chocolate-themed attractions and ties to chocolatier and philanthropist Milton Hershey, is any easy 29 mile drive from the Historic Smithton Inn. That makes it a PERFECT day trip destination! I love helping my guests tailor […]
quilts
Buying quilts at an Amish Quilt Auction, rather than in one of Lancaster’s many wonderful local quilt shops, is NOT for the faint of heart.  It is a truly unique experience.  Plus, it can save you lots of money. My favorite auction is held every-other month in New Holland at the Garden Spot Hall.  They […]

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