If your time in Lancaster County is short, you still can get the full Pennsylvania Dutch experience. Here are a few things that should be essential parts of a weekend itinerary.
Amish Roadside Stands
Stop at an Amish roadside stand on the way to and from Bird-in-Hand or along Route 30 between the outlets and Paradise.
Spend a morning along Columbia’s award-winning Antiques Row in the heart of the town on the Susquehanna River.
Columbia, PA 17512
If you eat too much at a smorgasbord like Shady Maple, take a bike ride through Amish country in eastern Lancaster County, making sure you get off the beaten paths.
Chickies Rock County Park
Go to Chickies Rock overlook on the Susquehanna River, along Route 441, offering an amazing view of the river and York County.
770 Chickies Hill Rd, Columbia, PA 17512
Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball
Lancaster Central Market
Go to Steinman Park, just off the first block of West King Street, if it’s spring or summer with a cup of coffee or a sandwich at lunchtime and sit by the fountains.
20 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603
— Dave O’Connor