The Bird-in-Hand Blog

How to Plan Your Amish Country Experience

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 23, 2019

Visiting Bird-in-Hand can seem like a magical experience: just minutes from city nightlife and bustling shopping centers, the world suddenly turns peaceful and quiet. The calming, rolling farmland creates a perfect backdrop for bonding with loved ones. It’s the

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Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes for Delicious Christmas Treats

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 12, 2019

Delicious home-cooked meals have been an essential part of Bird-in-Hand family gatherings for decades. This year, we welcome new and old friends alike to join us in celebrating Christmas by gathering around a table full of heartwarming, authentic Pennsylvania

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Bird-in-Hand Bakery's Homemade Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Where to Buy Whoopie Pies in Lancaster PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 11, 2019

The whoopie pie is an all-American baked good of many colorful names: black moon, gob, black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo. To us, here in Lancaster County, they are known as whoopie pies, our beloved favorite dessert.

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A slice of wet-bottom shoofly pie from Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe

What is Shoofly Pie?

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | November 25, 2019

Despite its odd name, shoofly pie is to Pennsylvania Dutch households as pecan pie is to Southern homes. With its gooey syrup, brown sugar, and crumb topping, this delicious treat has been a longtime staple in Lancaster County for

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Family sitting around a fire roasting S'mores

9 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Lancaster County

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | November 11, 2019

Looking for kid-friendly things to do in Lancaster? You might be pleasantly surprised to discover Bird-in-Hand offers the ultimate Lancaster County experience for all ages. Our unique village welcomes visitors with warm hospitality and good food passed down from

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Apple hanging on a tree branch

Meet Our Lancaster County Farmers: Kauffman’s Fruit Farm

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | October 31, 2019

You can enjoy a great meal at just about any restaurant in Lancaster. Although when you visit Bird-in-Hand, you’ll find some of the freshest quality food. At Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord and Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe, we serve

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Couple standing together in front of hot air balloons

6 Unforgettable Romantic Getaway Experiences in Lancaster, PA.

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | October 17, 2019

Skip the overpriced box of chocolate and expensive jewelry. If you’re looking to romance your significant other, there’s nothing better than sharing an experience together in Lancaster. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite romantic getaway experiences in Lancaster

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Top 13 Things to Do in Lancaster, PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | October 3, 2019

Hailed by the New York Post as “the new Brooklyn,” Lancaster has so much to offer. The area is home to an incredible variety of family-friendly fun activities from the Amish rolling farmlands to delicious food and historic sites.

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Places to Stay Near Sight & Sound Theatres

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | September 19, 2019

Sight & Sound Theatres draws up to a million visitors each year for its faith-based musical productions. For over 40 years, Sight & Sound Theatres has been known for its fantastic performances, outstanding actors and extraordinary singing. Today, it’s

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