Lancaster County

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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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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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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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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