May 27, 2011

May 11, 2011

Spring Escapes: Pennsylvania Dutch Country

If you like handcrafts and bargains, you won’t want to miss the annual Amish Mud Sales – auction/sales held at local fire companies and named for the spring thaws. Learn about the Amish and Mennonite cultures, enjoy an Amish buggy ride, farmers’ market, quaint shops filled with handmade items including stunning quilts, and lavish farm-fresh Pennsylvania Dutch dining. Visit the 19th century Cornwall Iron Furnace, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, the Intercourse Pretzel Factory, Ephrata Cloister, and the outlets in Reading. Pennsylvania Dutch Country is filled with activities for the entire family!

Books & Travel Kits:
Pennsylvania Dutch Country: mini-booked-to-go
Fodor’s Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Fun With the Family Pennsylvania
Eastern Pennsylvania: includes Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Amish Country & the Pocono Mountains
Frommer’s Philadelphia and the Amish Country
Amish Ways
Rumspringa: to be or not to be Amish
Quilter’s Guide to Amish Quilts
Mennonite Quilts and Pieces

Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster County
Dutch Country Roads
Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area
Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Reading Convention & Visitors Bureau
York County