Lancaster incorporates city life into Amish life and visitors can experience the best of both worlds. Everyone will want to go on a tour of a real Amish farm and learn from the local Amish people during the day, but at night they will want to return to the big city to eat delicious cuisine and experience the nightlife.
This town began when a little tavern was built back in 1745 and William Doyle’s Tavern allowed the area to grow into the town that it is today. Henry Chapman Mercer left three buildings to be used as museums after his death and people can now visit the Mercer Museum, Fonthill, and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. A former prison was transformed into the James A. Michener Art Museum and the town has numerous other cultural activities throughout the year.
Anyone who ever wondered where the soft baked pretzel came from will need to visit Lititz. The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery was founded in 1861 and visitors can still tour the original factory today while learning how to twist a pretzel properly and shop in the bakery store. The Lititz Spring Park has been around for more than 200 years and it is used for almost every community event that the town offers. It is also a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch while relaxing in the middle of the day.
People who wander around downtown York will find themselves seeing three different centuries of history from the immigrant pioneers and Revolutionary War soldiers to the 19th century farmers and modern day people. The century old farmer’s market is at the Central Market House and three days a week the locals can be seen purchasing their produce for the next few days.
The eight waterfalls that are found within the Pocono Mountains only adds to the beauty of the town of Bushkill. The numerous nature trails and bridges allow hikers to see the falls from many different vantage points which only enhances their beauty and magnificence. There are three exhibits in the town that allow people to learn more about the area and the traditions of the locals.