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Where can you swing through the trees like Tarzan while breathing in the fresh country air of Lancaster County? You don't have to go far for such an exhilarating adventure. Just head north from After Eight B&B until you reach Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center in nearby...

For thousands upon thousands of years, the earth was covered in forests. As time progressed, these ancient forests all but disappeared, except for in a few very special places. One of those places is here in Lancaster County, about 35 minutes southwest of After Eight Bed & Breakfast.

The timeless arts of winemaking and craft brewing has important roots in Pennsylvania – older than the commonwealth itself. Today that strong tradition continues, as evidenced by the growing number of wineries and breweries from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and everywhere in between....

A spirited round of miniature golf is a classic summer tradition for families, friends and couples. Here in Lancaster County, you can find an array of courses with unique themes, gorgeous landscaping, tricky obstacles and spectacular water features. Miniature golf is an entertaining activity for...

Lancaster County is sometimes referred to as the Garden Spot of America for its fertile farmland and plentiful green spaces. In efforts to protect and care for nature's splendor, the county maintains a combined 2,055 acres among six regional parks and three recreational trails. The largest...

July is National Ice Cream Month, which gives you the perfect excuse (not that you needed one) to explore all the tempting frozen treats Lancaster County has to offer. And we're not talking about your average ice cream here, no sir! We're talking about premium quality, farm-to-cone...

Located just north of the Mason-Dixon line, Lancaster played a vital role in the Underground Railroad for freedom seekers on their journey north. It was here that a community uprising against slavery – the Christiana Resistance – became a significant catalyst in the nation's...

On a beautiful tree-lined property just outside the Lancaster city limits sits a stately, Federal-style house that was home to President James Buchanan. Nearly two centuries old, Wheatland, as the estate is called, is open to visitors to learn about the life and times of the 15th president of...

Why treat the special woman in your life to a single bouquet of flowers this Mother's Day when you can give her thousands of blooms with a visit to Longwood Gardens? Longwood Gardens is one of the great botanical gardens of the world, inspiring people through horticulture, education and the...

Lancaster is synonymous with beautiful, abundant farmland. Home to 1,500 family farms and more than 115,000 protected farming acres, Lancaster County is an agricultural haven where visitors can explore nature's bounty at roadside produce stands, farmers markets and pick-your...

Take me out to the ballgame! Every spring, America's favorite pastime returns to ballparks all across the country – from the major leagues to the little leagues. If you want to root, root, root for the home team here in Lancaster, that's the Lancaster Barnstormers! With incredible...

If your idea of the perfect night out is dinner and a show, then we have just the thing for you on your next Lancaster getaway. Raise the bar on your average date night with an epic theatre and dining experience that will really WOW you! Catch a spectacular show at Sight & Sound Theatre,...

Laughter might not be the "best" medicine, but it sure can help to boost your mood and relieve stress. And let's be honest, we could probably all use a good laugh. The science behind laughter is that it reduces stress hormone levels, such as cortisol and epinephrine, and increases...

Have you ever heard of a mud sale? The term "mud sale" refers to the annual auctions held by volunteer fire companies throughout Lancaster County to raise funds for needed equipment and supplies. They'...

It just might be nature's sweetest time of year: maple sugaring season. It's the natural world's signal that winter is transitioning to spring, because collecting maple sap requires a delicate balance between below-freezing nights and warmer days. Here in Lancaster County, maple...

Just a short drive north of our historic inn, Lititz is frequently touted as one of the most charming towns in Pennsylvania, and it's easy to see why. Unique shopping, historical sites, delectable dining, quaint parks and more. When you stay with us this February, you'll want to check...

Lancaster County is famous for its Amish quilts which are both decorative and practical. Amish women started quilting in the mid-1800s. As the Amish eschew modern conveniences and pleasures, there was some initial resistance to quilting because it is a social activity. However, the practicality...

Celebrate the season with a night out at Central Pennsylvania's nationally regarded regional theatre, The Fulton Opera House, known locally as simply The Fulton. Located in historic downtown Lancaster, The Fulton is reportedly the oldest working theatre in the United States and has played...

The holidays are a time for traditions—enjoying long-standing ones and creating new ones! “Winter Wonderland” is the theme of the Christmas Show at the American Music Theatre (AMT), a beloved Lancaster County tradition. Whether you’re a first-timer or someone for whom the...

If you crave a sweet treat after a meal (or any time of day), Lancaster County is chock-full of bakeries offering a wide selection of delicious treats to satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth. Many bakeries convenient to our After Eight Bed & Breakfast are family-run and known for...