Amish Country is one of the most historic and beautiful places in the United States and one of my favorite towns to visit is Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Rich in culture and beautiful rolling hills and corn fields, the sunsets are one of my guilty pleasures while visiting.
One of the most defining features of Amish Country and a cool experience that I would recommend is to take a horse and buggy ride. You can cruise through the town in a horse drawn carriage just like the Amish still do today. It’s a great time in the summer when the sun is shining on your face and you can feel the wind through your hair.
I think the best part about Amish Country is the homemade products you can buy at the Amish farms in the area. They make the BEST homemade root beer and orange soda and even sell the syrups and ingredients so you can make it at home too! They also sell various jams and butters and you can even purchase Amish dresses and bonnets if you’d like. All of the products are handmade and are natural, with no harsh chemicals or GMOs like we see in what we buy at the grocery store. Buying their products also helps to keep them thriving and in business even though grocery stores and Walmart exist.
Just remember to be respectful of their culture and history, but always ask questions. Remember that they do not use power or electricity (including phones, cars, lights, etc) and it is very different from what I/we are probably used to. It’s a really neat experience and I’ve gone multiple times. 10/10 would recommend (and there’s community pools and hotels in Lancaster as well as shopping districts and farmers markets so you won’t be bored!)