Category Archives: Amish Things to Do


Lancaster County Arts And Crafts Festivals

Lancaster County is bursting with talented artisans and crafters of all varieties who spend all year creating inventories of exceptional works. This summer, plan ahead and schedule some time to take in some of the area’s most popular arts and crafts shows. There’s something for everyone at these events so bring your friends and family …

Apple Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Salad

The perfect addition to any summer picnic, this fruit salad is simple to make and great to enjoy on a hot summer day. It is one of my favorites for this time of year at the Historic Smithton Inn. You’ll notice some interesting ingredients below. I add orange juice to keep the apples from turning …

Hiking Trails In Lancaster PA

There’s nothing like feeling the sun beaming through the treetops as you’re taking in all that nature has to offer. Lancaster County has plenty of parks and trails to help you get a healthful dose of nature’s beauty—and many of them are an easy drive from the Historic Smithton Inn. Explore Lancaster County Rail Trails …
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Celtic Fling

Yearning for some merriment as summer kicks into gear? You’ll find it at the annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope Estate & Winery on Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25, 2023. If you’ve never experienced this event, I encourage you to work it into your vacation schedule this year. The rollicking celebration is …

Northwest River Trail In Lancaster

If you’re looking for a nature-filled getaway that exudes the rich history of Lancaster County, then you’ll love the Northwest River Trail. When fully completed in 2016, the trail will extend 14 miles and connect the historic river towns of Columbia, Marietta, Bainbridge, and Falmouth. With 10 miles already finished, it’s a great place to …

Tesla EV Charging in Ephrata PA

At the Historic Smithton Inn, we’re always looking for ways to give our guests the ultimate experience of comfort and convenience when they getaway to Lancaster PA. That legacy of accommodating guests’ needs dates all the way back to the 1700s, long before we owned the Inn. Back in those days, guests traveling from Harrisburg …


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