Duration: Three days and three nights
With visions of Amish farmers and their teams of horses and tiny little roadside stands (complete with "honor box" for payment) offering farm-fresh produce and baked goods for sale to winding vineyards and orchards that let you pick fresh apples and pears right off the trees, Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads simply feature the best of agritourism no matter where you turn. Take a look at farming that uses top-line technology or another that still milks cows "the old fashioned way." Or just loosen that waistband and fill up sampling all of that harvest bounty. We guarantee you won't leave hungry!
No visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country is complete without a stop at one of its famous smorgasbords, and at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord, dine amongst the locals on homemade recipes of true Pennsylvania Dutch favorites, including chicken pot pie, brown butter noodles, and of course, shoofly pie.Read More >
Housed in a romantic Victorian home across from the old farmer's market, this warm, downtown bistro is a great spot for lunch or dinner. Natural, fresh food is the focus of their seasonal American cuisine.Read More >
A Georgian style home built circa 1774, the Governor's Inn rests on 106 acres of farmland granted to Captain John Sharp in 1753 by William Penn. During Governor Leader's term (1955-1959) as Governor of Pennsylvania, this was his home for him and his family.Read More >
This unique dining experience offers fine dining with a country flair. These farm-style dinners have become very popular and are served in an old barn furnished with many farm related antiques. Each table is decorated with old fashioned dinnerware and cloth linens. With a menu that changes each weekend, all farm dinners consist of typical American foods which were favored by the German settlers of this area and are family recipes made from scratch and featuring locally grown products.Read More >
Located right in the middle of a beautiful apple orchard, this guest house has a private entrance, modern kitchen, private bathrooms, large living room and large bedrooms to sleep a family of six downstairs and up to ten for the entire house. Guests are welcome to wander through the orchards to explore the many crops of apples, pears, berries, nectarines and more grown throughout the year!Read More >
Known as America's oldest short line railroad, these old steam engine trains transport visitors on the 45 minute "ride to Paradise" (the town, that is), traveling past grazing cows and Amish farms. Try the old fashioned open-air car or have lunch aboard the dining car. On select weekends throughout the year, Thomas the Tank Engine even steps in to lead the train.
There's always time for a bit of retail therapy, and the Rockvale Outlets feature more than 100 outlet stores, and the brands you love, at up to 75 percent off traditional retail prices every day! With brands like Lenox, Pottery Barn, and even an Eagles Pro Shop, plus no sales tax on clothing, the deals are simply amazing.
See where the meetings of world leaders took place at Eisenhower National Historic Site, the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This site was the President's weekend retreat and relaxation area and was where he led efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.
From apple cider to dumplings to pies and more, it's all about the apple at this October festival. Visitors can come to tour orchards, sample heirloom varieties of apples, enjoy special desserts, kid's activities and much more.
Known as America's first fair, the York Fair began its early traditions in 1765 and continues to grow each year. It comes to town each September for ten days of fun filled with top-line entertainment, food, rides and shows for the entire family.
Witness a legend in the making at Harley Davidson® York Vehicle Operations. The Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center features exhibits that detail the plant's history, assembly and manufacturing processes and Custom Vehicle Operations™. Visitors can see up close how the famous bikes are made by touring the manufacturing and assembly areas in the factory.