A New Year is upon us. A time for a fresh start—and a fresh
look at what we are so fortunate to have
within reach here in Lancaster County.
As you make your New Year’s resolutions, why not add experiencing a few
Lancaster County destinations to your must-do list?
Our area has so very much to offer! Here’s a short list of
some of the activities, events, and places I think you’ll enjoy in 2015.
Where To Go And What
To Do In Lancaster County
Live Theater and
Farmers Markets and
Whether you’re looking for the freshest ingredients for your
next meal or to buy some Lancaster County goodies to share with out-of-town
visitors, our area farmers markets and roadside stands are the place to go.
Farm-fresh local produce, meats, baked goods (like whoopie pies and shoofly
pie!), jams and jellies, and more. Besides the Green Dragon Farmers Market
within 5 miles of our inn, there are others to explore as well. Check out this post from
earlier in 2014
, which gives a list of our favorite markets and
A Lancaster County tradition, mud sales give both locals
(Amish and English alike) and visitors something to look forward to as the cold
winter weather begins to break.
These sales date back to the mid-1960s and serve as fundraisers for the local
volunteer fire companies. These auctions often take place both inside and
out… it’s the outside part, taking place in fields that have begun to thaw,
that earned them the affectionate nickname, “Mud Sale.”
Nearly year round, Lancaster County is home to festivals
offering a variety of fun. From Lititz’s Fire & Ice
and Lancaster Roots & Blues
in February to summer arts and crafts festivals to fall festivals
like Ephrata Cloister’s Apple Dumpling Days, there really is something for
everyone. Although the dates won’t hold true for 2015, check out these past summer
round ups to
find out more about what you can expect when you visit these events.
I could go on and on, but for now, I think that will give
you plenty to think about as you make your plans for 2015. Stay tuned into this
blog for more about these destinations and others in the months to come.
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