On this page you will find a smattering of recommended attractions in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Many of them are Amish related, but not all. This is a relatively random list of things we enjoy doing while staying in the area. It is by no means meant to be comprehensive. Many of the most popular attactions are not listed, either because we have yet to experience them, or they are so well known that they don’t need to be mentioned here. We will be adding to this list on a regular basis (more coming soon).
Pleasant Paradise Farm Wagon Rides – 41 Mt Pleasant Rd, Paradise PA 17562, ph. 717-208-0464
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides: David & Miriam Lapp & family offer wagon rides on Tuesdays and Fridays through the months of May till September on their beautiful 73 acre organic farm not far from Strasburg. You may see the 2012 BBC documentary about this family entitled Amish – a Secret Life on this page of our website.
Old Windmill Farm – 262 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572, ph. 717-687-7929
Amish Farm Tour: I can’t say enough about the great tours I’ve had at the Old Windmill Farm. The tour lasts about 1 hour and the cost is $10 per person (5 yrs. & under free). The times I’ve been, there were only a few people on the tour which is great (I understand sometimes they get large groups).
Cafes & Restaurants
Dienner’s Country Restaurant – 2855 Lincoln Highway East, Ronks, PA 17572, 717-687-9571
Dienner’s is a very popular restaurant with good food at a reasonable price. This Mennonite owned restaurant will also provide you with a healthy dose of local color. Closed on Sundays.
Corner Coffee Shop – 3526 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534; 717-768-8093, free WiFi
This is another oasis for coffee lovers and it’s located in the heart of the village of Intercourse. They also serve locally-made soups and sandwiches, as well as a variety of delicious baked goods and treats. Closed on Sundays.
Speckled Hen Coffee – 141 E. Main St., Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-288-3139; free WiFi
Great coffee shops are few and far between in Lancaster County, so I was more than thrilled when this establishment opened a few years back. They attract an interesting mix of customers. I’ve seen Amish, Mennonite, hipsters, families with children & regular old coffee addicts like myself. They serve breakfast, lunch & dinner.