Go Back in Time with
Amish Barn Buggy Rides
One thing that Lancaster County Pennsylvania is well known for is
that it is a unique and most enjoyable holiday destination. One
thing that makes it so unique is the Amish and Dutch influences.
In a world where there is hardly a spot that is left untouched as
countries pursue the industrialization ideal, this county stands
out for the way the people have maintained their culture and lifestyle.
Amish barn buggy rides are another outstanding thing about this
A visit here is a visit to another era back in
time. The people here have refused to bow to the pressure to also
join the race to become a modern place that is all about concrete
jungles and other modern day developments and ideals.
One activity that visitors really love is taking
a ride on a barn buggy. One characteristic of traditional culture
is a close knit community and families. In keeping with this, most
businesses here are family affairs. This includes the buggy trips
which are mostly run by families.
Guests are taken through real farms, most of which
are non commercial. Warm hearts and personalities are another thing
the people here are known for and it comes through when they offer
visitors root beer and lemonade as they enjoy a barn buggy ride.
There is a choice of different routes through the
farms. Guests can ride right through the middle of the farms so
one get a look and good understanding of the activities the people
engage in, their habits and lifestyle. It is also possible for rides
to be customized as per the requests of guests.
Prices vary depend according to how long a ride
is. There are also different charges for adults and for children.
Younger ones will usually not be charged. There are coupons available
which make future visits to take barn buggy rides cheaper.
There is also the option of taking a complete Amish
Country Tour. This one takes an hour and includes visits to additional
sites. There is a choice of taking a ride in private carriage and
group rides. If so required, a ride can be customized to include
extra stops. One can also opt for an Amish town tour that takes
about half an hour, taking guests through a village, businesses
and a farm. There is also what is called a cookie run that includes
a stop for homemade cookies and drinks.
No matter how you choose to go, Amish barn buggy
rides are a ride back in time that you will never forget and that
you will most likely want to take again and again.