3 of the Best Amish Buggy Rides in Lancaster PA

October 5, 2017

  If you’re searching for an authentic way to tour the Amish countryside during your stay at Historic Smithton Inn, then climb aboard one of these Amish buggy rides in Lancaster PA! During your ride you’ll take in the gorgeous farmland views and be able to see actual Amish communities. The tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable and are happy to tell you all about the Lancaster County Amish. You’ll love hearing some folk tales and community stories for an inside scoop. Find out our choices for the best Amish buggy rides in Lancaster PA! After you’ve taken advantage of the best Amish buggy rides in Lancaster PA, treat yourself to one of the best Amish restaurants in Lancaster, PA! Download our free Vacation Guide for great local recommendations for an authentic taste of local culture! We’ve also listed great historic sites, museums, and hiking spots to explore during your stay at Historic Smithton Inn.

The Best Amish Buggy Rides

AAA Buggy Rides in Intercourse, PA

One of the premier Amish buggy rides in Lancaster PA is AAA Buggy Rides. This abbreviation stands for “Amish All Around.” You will travel through the surrounding farmland and countryside on an authentic open Amish buggy, taking in the peaceful nature around you. The wagons used by AAA are larger, which means they are able to fit more people. AAA offers a 35-minute country buggy ride through Amish farms and past an Amish schoolhouse. The 55-minute covered bridge ride journeys on a back country road through Amish farmland and countryside. There is also the hour-long Amish Farm Tour buggy ride, which includes a guided walk through a genuine, working Amish dairy farm. The prices of these Amish buggy rides in Lancaster PA range from $15 to $24 depending on time-length.  

Abe’s Buggy Rides in Bird in Hand, PA (my personal favorite!)

Another great option for an Amish tour is Abe’s Buggy Rides. These Amish buggy rides in Lancaster PA have been in service since 1968, giving customer private countryside rides (for no extra cost). This is a great option if you’d prefer to not ride with strangers. Authentic Amish buggies are donned, able to hold up to seven adults. The main draw to this attraction is the genuine experience. See how the Amish travel and enjoy a guided tour from an expert guide. There are five different tours to select from. These include views such as farms, schoolhouses, and other historic sites dating back to the 1700s. The two longest rides offered will take visitors to an Amish home or Mennonite craft store and bake shop.  

Ed’s Buggy Rides in Strasburg, PA

Last but certainly not least is Ed’s Buggy Rides. Directly across from Sight & Sound Theater, Ed’s Buggy Rides offers a 3-mile tour through historic Amish farmlands. Experience the gorgeous Pennsylvania Dutch countryside with these Amish buggy rides in Lancaster PA. The hilly back roads in an authentic buggy will bring you 35-40 minutes of spectacular views and historic facts. This is the only buggy ride that does not travel on any main roads! There is also a petting zoo for you to enjoy.  

Stay at Historic Smithton Inn

No matter which company you choose, you can feel confident knowing you’re on one of the best Amish buggy rides around! And no matter which of the beautiful, cozy guest room you decide to stay in during your vacation, you’re sure to get a fantastic night of rest. In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast in our dining room. We use local ingredients whenever possible, some of which come from Lancaster County farms you can see on your tour! Check our availability and book your stay with us today. We look forward to having you!