Three Lancaster County Small Towns Worth A Walk-Through

September 29, 2015

Some of the best Lancaster County has to offer can best be seen and experienced by taking a stroll.
That’s especially true of several charming small towns in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. In particular: Ephrata, Lititz, and Intercourse.

With downtown districts that have so much to do and see, ditch the car and check out these traditional towns on foot.

Ephrata
Nearly centrally located between Reading and Lancaster, Ephrata is easy to get to and full of character.  And our inn is just a mile from the heart of it all!

Check out live theater productions at Ephrata Performing Arts Center and the latest blockbusters at the Ephrata Main Theatre. While you’re out and about, explore the quaint thrift stores overflowing with trendy treasures and fun fashions.

The eateries in Ephrata run the spectrum of casual Italian to Vietnamese to Spanish to American fine dining. And then there’s the Black Forest Brewery and sweets shop Scratch Bakes. You’re sure to find something to please your pallet perfectly during your walk through town.

Lititz
An online survey by Budget Travel named Lititz America’s Coolest Small Town in 2013, so you know you’re in for a treat. In Lititz, the architecture is breathtaking and all of the below are there for you to enjoy as you walk downtown:

·       Wilbur Chocolates
·       Brew pubs
·       Bakeries (breads, pastries, and other sweets)
·       Ice cream parlors
·       Boutiques (unique clothing, jewelry, artwork, and perfect gifts)


Intercourse
No stay in Lancaster County is complete without experiencing the authentic Amish heritage of Intercourse. This sampling of Pennsylvania Dutch Country is a world in and of itself. Be sure to browse the classic shops of Kitchen Kettle Village to sample jams, jellies, salsas and more. You’ll also see handcrafted furniture being made, and you can even catch a ride in an Amish buggy. And with traditional PA Dutch eateries to satisfy your appetite, you won’t leave Intercourse hungry.

Of course, all that walking can be exhausting, so book your stay with us, and we’ll make sure you get a good night’s rest and warm breakfast before you head out on your next Lancaster County adventure.


By Rebecca Gallagher