Have a hired car with being on a job. We took in the country. Its quite vast and very pretty. Certainly once ye go on a farm and drive the roads, ye can feel like its somewhat stepping back in time. Kids scooting about on...More
Hello, Visiting a farm in Lancaster is a great way to learn about the Amish and their lifestyle. There are a few options you might want to consider: 1. Lapp Dairy Farm: located in New Holland, this is an Amish-Mennonite... More
Hello, Visiting a farm in Lancaster is a great way to learn about the Amish and their lifestyle. There are a few options you might want to consider: 1. Lapp Dairy Farm: located in New Holland, this is an Amish-Mennonite run dairy farm which sells ice cream, milk and other dairy products to locals and visitors. You can tour their farm, visit with their cows and eat ice cream out on a wrap around porch. Unfortunately, I do not believe they offer tours of their home. 2. Another option is going to the Amish Experience (located on Old Philadelphia Pike), Amish Farm and House, or the Amish Village. Each of these are tourist attractions which enable you to see what an inside of an Amish home looks like. These locations also offer bus tours which take you to authentic Amish farms where you can visit Amish businesses and farms. Many include tours of dairy farms. 3. Lil Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm (located in Ronks off of 896). This is a small Amish farm which houses a craft store, furniture store and mini horses. Your sons could go for a ride in a pony cart with some of the Amish locals. This is a favorite stop for me. 4. Many of the Amish run stores allow visitors to look around their farms. Two stores I can think of are Riehls (Leola) and Esh's Quilts (located on Old Philadelphia Pike). Both of which are dairy or horse farms and visitors can enjoy walking around looking at the animals. I hope this information helps, enjoy your visit to the Amish Country!