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Top 7 Things to Do in Lancaster County This Fall - Pumpkin Picking

Top 7 Things to Do in Lancaster County This Fall

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | September 10, 2021

Whether you come while our rolling fields are still green or wait until the leaves start to turn, Pennsylvania Dutch Country is the perfect destination for an autumn getaway full of special events and outdoor activities for the entire

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Farm Fresh Food in Lancaster County

Where to Find Farm Fresh Food in Lancaster, PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | July 22, 2021

Summer in Lancaster County is verdant and delicious! Those gorgeous lush green fields along our country roads produce bushels upon bushels of farm-fresh produce. If you’re a fan of farm-to-table restaurants, you know that means menus featuring lots of

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Amish Country homemade ice cream in Bird-in-Hand, PA

How to Make Homemade Amish Country Ice Cream

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | July 7, 2021

Take a moment in the season’s sweltering heat and ask yourself how many of your favorite summer memories involve a sweet, cold, flavorful confection? If you’re looking for some amazing homemade ice cream in Lancaster County, Pa., look no

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Family walking through a corn field in Lancaster, PA

Top Summer Family Activities in Lancaster, PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | June 18, 2021

Summer is time for making memories—and there’s no better place to do that than Bird-in-Hand. With food, lodging, and entertainment in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you’ll find something here for everyone. Discover all the summer family activities

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Where to shop in Lancaster, PA

Where to Shop in Lancaster, PA

  • By Kenn Bennett
  • | May 6, 2021

Whether you’re shopping for a unique gift or a special souvenir, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in and around Bird-in-Hand, PA. From outlet stores to authentic Amish gift shops in Lancaster County, to quaint retail

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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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