What you Should do When You Visit Amish Country

Monday, August 29, 2016

What you should do when you visit Amish Country in Lancaster, PA!  
What you should do when you visit Amish Country in Lancaster PA from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

On Saturday my husband and I took a little trip.  Some place we've been before, actually, quite a few times.  Just under two hours from our house is Lancaster or Amish Country.  It's a relaxing drive and just what we needed to do to get away from thing; even if it was just for a few hours.  


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Who are the Amish 



The Amish that live in Lancaster County are America's oldest Amish settlement where thousands still live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle.  Visiting Amish Country allows you to step back in time to enjoy a slower and very peaceful type of life.  And yes, you will see horse and buggies being driven by Amish people.  You'll even see Amish children on their scooters as you drive around. 


What to do in Amish Country

There are many attractions and things to do when you visit Amish Country in Lancaster, PA.  You can tour a real Amish farm and get a feel of their lifestyle.  You can go for a buggy ride or go for a guided tour of different farms in the area.  There are even museums that you can visit to learn more about the history of the Amish.  A few years ago we visited the Railroad Museum and really enjoyed touring the old trains and railroad cars.  And if you have time, you really need to schedule a visit to see a musical at Sight and Sound.  We saw Noah a few years ago and it was amazing!


A farmer gathering corn.


Where to Shop 

The one thing that most people do when they visit Lancaster, PA is shop.  There are many stores that carry a variety of hand-made items, especially furniture, by local people.  And there are discount outlet stores as well.  

Something cute I saw that I really should have purchased.


My favorite shop is the Old Candle Barn.  You can actually watch them make hand-dipped candles in the basement of this store.  We always take time to stop here and shop.  They have the best smelling candles!

Getting ready for Christmas already! 

I love this galvanized try so much that I bought it!  I plan on using in on our dining room table soon!


I love the glitter bottle brush trees.  

A treat and splurge for the day were these amazing French fries from our favorite food chain, Sheetz. They have the best fries!  Yes, you can get gasoline for your car there too.  
The best French fries from Sheetz featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.


Our main reason for making the trip was to purchase two solid pine file cabinets to use in our office here at home.  We're going to make a new desk area for me and my hubby to sit.  Right now I sit with my back to the windows facing a wall all day long.  All. Day. Long.  
Handmade file cabinets featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Here they sit.  We have a huge project in front of us. 
Handmade file cabinets featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.


I took a few photos while driving around and this is one of my favorite.  I added a scripture verse and shared it on my Facebook page yesterday.  

Here are a few books on the Amish that you might enjoy.  I do enjoy reading them too! 

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