We just received a beautifully-done video on Lancaster County’s Amish Country courtesy of the Hawthorn Inn & Suites in Lancaster. It has some beautiful images of Lancaster County.
Hawthorn features efficiency kitchenettes and suites. They offer their guests a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, separate modem line & voice mail, extended cable television, a movie channel, on-site laundry as well as laundry valet service, and a fitness center. They also have some rooms available for the physically challenged.
Hawthorn Inn & Suites is located at 2045 Lincoln Highway East just east of the city of Lancaster where the Route 30 bypass merges with Route 462, not far from outlets and many local attractions. 800-794-0735, 717-290-7100.
The Water Street Mission is asking for your help. This Thanksgiving and Christmas they hope to provide over 28,000 meals to the hungry. Donate a turkey, and you can help change a life.
Their mission is to advance the Kingdom of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing rescue and renewal services in the City and County of Lancaster and other areas. They strive to meet the many needs of the hungry and homeless in Lancaster County by offering a variety of services that provide structure, stability, security, self-discipline, and hope.
Water Street is located at 210 S. Prince Street in Lancaster, PA 17604. You can go online or call 717-393-7709 for details.
Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be returning to Lancaster County, PA November 18-20, 2011. The full-sized operating steam locomotive will be at the Strasburg Rail Road to greet his friends. Children and their families can take a 20-minute ride through Lancaster County’s Amish farmlands on a train pulled by Thomas himself. It’s an exciting adventure for kids of all ages.
This will be Thomas’ third visit to Lancaster County this year. The dates again are November 18th – 20th, with trains leaving the station regularly each morning through early afternoon. Check online for the time schedule. Tickets can be ordered online, too. Find directions to the Strasburg Rail Road here.
For a wonderful selection of Thomas and related merchandise, be sure to visit Thomas’ Trackside Station while you’re in town. You’ll find all the latest Thomas toys and collectors’ items, bedding and fabrics, party and scrapbooking supplies – over 1200 “Thomas & Friends” items under one roof! Thomas’ Trackside Station is located along Route 741 one quarter mile west of the Strasburg Rail Road in the Choo Choo Barn complex.
One of the Travel Channel’s most popular shows is Man v. Food Nation, a weekly program where host Adam Richman travels the country competing in American food challenges.
This Wednesday, November 16, the show will air footage from their recent visit to the Plain and Family Farm Restaurant in Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, PA, as part of the show’s Holiday Feast episode.
Wednesday’s episode of Man v. Food Nation will be more of a cultural experience than what is usually depicted in the show. It will include an Amish buggy ride, a tour of the gardens, and will show Adam in the kitchen cooking local favorites, such as chicken pot pie.
Plain & Fancy Farm is home to Lancaster County’s original Amish Farm Feast, and has been serving fresh-from-the-farm meals since 1959. Plain and Fancy is located on nine acres between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, PA, and is surrounded by Amish Country farmlands.
The show is scheduled to air November 16th at 9:00 pm EST on the Travel Channel.
The Historic Smithton Inn is where “historic” meets “hip”. This stone inn dates back to 1763 and boasts seven guest rooms, all with working fireplaces, flat screen TV/DVD players, iPod docking station alarm clocks and refrigerators. Their guest rooms also have private baths and hand-sewn quilts on each of their hand-crafted beds. Plus, guests love their breakfasts.
The Historic Smithton Inn is at 900 West Main Street in Ephrata, PA 17522 and close to the Green Dragon Farmers Market, the Ephrata Cloister, antiquing and the Amish countryside. 717-733-6094, 877-755-4590
This attractive home built in 1918 is home to the Walnut Lawn Bed & Breakfast. It features four guest rooms with chestnut woodwork, quilts, private baths, wireless internet and cable TV. Relax and enjoy that wrap-around porch or their screened Gazebo.
They are located at 1027 Village Road in the village of Lampeter, between Lampeter Road and Strasburg, and close to shopping, theaters, railroad and cultural museums, Amish attractions and fine dining. 717-464-1382
The 2011 Maze Theme - "Once Upon a Time.....a corny tale"
On Saturday July 2nd the Amazing Maize Maze re-opens at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm in Ronks just outside of Strasburg, PA.
Prove your skills by conquering this interactive 5-acre corn maze with over 2.5 miles of paths, scenic bridges, and clues. Over a million adventurers have tackled this maze over the years. (Don’t worry – they haven’t lost anyone yet! Their Maze Masters are always available to help you if you get off track.)
It’s a fun adventure for kids and adults of all ages. It’s also a great way to build teamwork. And it’s a fun and challenging activity for school field trips and corporate team building.
Cherry Crest also features over 50 farm fun activities for all ages. Visit their farm animal center, singing chicken show, pedal karts, pumpkin slinger, guided wagon tour, and more. With their coupon special, you can return again and again all summer long for free!
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is located at 150 Cherry Hill Road in Ronks (get directions). You can find details online or by calling 866-546-1799. Cherry Crest and the maze will be open until November 5th. See their schedule for dates and hours of operation.