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Top 10 Outdoor Things to Do in Lancaster, PA

Top 10 Outdoor Things to Do in Lancaster, PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | March 23, 2021

It’s been a long, cold winter and you’re probably feeling like you’ve been cooped up way too long. If you need to get out of the house, consider a day (or a stay) in Bird-in-Hand, where you can enjoy

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an Amish Country Touch

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | February 5, 2021

If your true love loves Lancaster County, we’d like to offer some suggestions for how you can make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra special – with special meals, sweet treats, romantic getaways, and more. Whether you live nearby or

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Buy Amish Baked Goods Online

Find Your Favorite Amish Baked Goods Online

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | February 1, 2021

People who visit Bird-in-Hand often say their fondest memories include Pennsylvania Dutch food like ham balls, chicken corn soup, Amish potato salad, and especially the baked goods that are unique to this region: shoofly pie, whoopie pies, apple fritters,

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Grandma Smucker’s Holiday Party Mix

How to Make Grandma Smucker’s Holiday Party Mix

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | December 16, 2020

The holidays have always been a time for traditions, from sacred church services to “secret Santa” gift exchanges, from festive decorations to special foods on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Some go caroling, some leave out cookies or other

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What Attractions Are Open In Lancaster County?

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | July 22, 2020

This year, summer vacations are more important than ever. If you’re looking for fresh air and wide-open spaces, Lancaster County is the ideal destination. You can enjoy a getaway while avoiding crowded cities and beaches. And whether you are

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Bird-in-Hand Stage Offers a New Variety of Shows for its 2020 Season

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | April 16, 2020

Bird-in-Hand, April 16, 2020 – An Amish farmer running for President, a ventriloquist, an Amish couple recounting stories from their lives, a comedy variety show and a musical adventure for the whole family; what do these things have in

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Planning a Staycation in Lancaster County

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | February 10, 2020

Lancaster, PA is known as a great place to visit — it’s welcomed travelers with open arms since Colonial times, and traditions of hospitality and fun have continued to this day. With a combination of beautiful countryside and a

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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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