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You won't find a group more passionate about preserving Lancaster County's rich agricultural and industrial history than the Rough & Tumble Engineers. This historical association and its museum aim to collect, preserve,...

Did you know that Pennsylvania has 650 trails covering 12,000 miles? That's a lot of hikes to choose from! The list of mixed-use trails that traverse through Lancaster County is long, but we have two favorites that we always share with our guests: the Conestoga Trail and the Muddy Run...

Independence Day is a time for celebration, patriotism and stunning fireworks displays. In the heart of Pennsylvania, Lancaster County offers a variety of fantastic locations to enjoy the Fourth of July festivities. Lively parades, delicious food, live music, a spirit of community and, of course...

It should come as no surprise that Lancaster County is Pennsylvania's leading agricultural producer. Our idyllic countryside is often referred to as the "Garden Spot of America" for its fertile soil, abundant farms and rich agricultural heritage. From farm stores and roadside...

Amidst its idyllic landscape, Lancaster County boasts a vibrant live theater scene that captivates residents and visitors alike. The caliber of the performances you'll find on any one of these stages rivals those on Broadway. From the historic splendor of the Fulton Theatre to the awe-...

When you pack your bags for your next getaway to After Eight Bed & Breakfast, you'll want to pack your appetite, too! Lancaster County, with its rich agricultural heritage and thriving culinary scene, boasts a plethora of food...

You might think you need to go to Napa Valley in California to embark on a wine tasting adventure aboard a scenic train ride. But you don’t need to travel farther than Lancaster County to ride the rails in style while sampling award-winning vino and artisan cheese.

Pennsylvania's long legacy of winemaking dates back more than 300 years to when our founding father, William Penn, planted a vineyard in what is now Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. It wasn't until 1969, however, that Pennsylvania licensed its first wineries. In the 50+ years since,...

If your idea of a great vacation includes time enjoying a little retail therapy, then you'll want to check out Kitchen Kettle Village during your next Lancaster County getaway. This charming outdoor shopping destination is...

Who can resist freshly baked bread or a decadent pastry? Not us! When you're on vacation in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, it's OK, and even encouraged, to indulge in some of the delicious local cuisine, especially the delectable baked goods that Lancaster County is famous for – from...

Lancaster County is known for its rich history, beautiful countryside and Amish culture. But did you know that it also has a thriving craft beer scene? The county is home to numerous craft breweries that offer a wide range of beers, from traditional German-style lagers to experimental IPAs....

This time of year, you'll know that the Lenten season is just around the corner when the air in Lancaster County starts to smell like freshly fried, sugary fasnachts. These sweet, doughnut-like pastries are a traditional part of how the Pennsylvania Dutch celebrate Shrove Tuesday (or Fat...

With its rolling hills and charming small-town feel, Lancaster is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. From cozy cafes to upscale eateries, the area has no shortage of romantic restaurants sure to make your Valentine's Day – or any day – extra special. The next time...

Adamstown, a quaint community in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is considered by many to be the Antiques Capital of the United States. How did this small village surrounded by farmland earn this...

Art is at the heart of Lancaster's downtown experience. From public art installations that include colorful murals and large-scale sculptures to art galleries, studios and museums, art aficionados and those...

The magnificent Star Barn, with its Gothic Revival architectural style, has been a landmark in Central Pennsylvania since 1877. Once located in Middletown, the historic bank barn and multiple outbuildings were saved from deterioration and neglect when they were dismantled, moved and rebuilt on...

When you visit Lancaster County, there are a number of unique ways to tour our beautiful Amish countryside – on a scooter, in a...

One of the best (and most delicious) ways to immerse yourself in Lancaster County culture is to sample our regional cuisine. Pennsylvania Dutch foods are typically comforting dishes using recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, often of German heritage. When it comes to...

One of the best (and most delicious) ways to immerse yourself in a vacation spot is to get a taste of the local cuisine. In Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the traditional food is wholesome, comforting and flavorful. Shoofly pie, chicken corn soup, apple butter, chow-chow, beef and noodles are...

There is nothing like being up above the land and instantly understanding it all so much better. That's what makes an aerial tour from Smoketown Helicopters such a memorable and exciting way to experience Lancaster County during your next getaway. You can get a bird's-eye view of our...