By booking a stay in
near Amish Buggy Rides, in Pennsylvania's Dutch country,
you can enjoy an experience that provides a glimpse into the Amish
heritage that exists in this region of the US. Lancaster County
has developed a long standing reputation as being an attractive
destination, and for good reason. It claims to have the oldest non-maritime
town in all the country, and it is a place in which old world values
still hold strong.
It is due to the large Amish
community in Lancaster County that the region has become famous.
Many of the visitors who choose to stay in local hotels do so because
of an interest in learning more about this fascinating culture.
The use of the name Pennsylvania Dutch to describe the local area
is a slight misnomer. It stems from days of yore when the term "Dutch"
was used to describe all German speaking immigrants.
A vacation to Lancaster County offers an experience
that would not be forgotten quickly. The local villages can be visited
by vacationers who would like to discover more about this most traditional
culture. There are reenactments held of defining moments in the
nation's development, as well as gift shops that offer locally produced
arts and crafts.
The hospitality that exists here is the type that
is often lacking in the modern world. You would be made to feel
welcome whether visiting on your own, with a partner, or with your
family. Unlike other tourist destinations, over-commercialization
is not a problem that you will have to contend with. The locals
understand what makes the county attractive to visitors, and have
ensured that the slow pace of life and safe and secure environment
is not compromised.
One of the best ways to explore the villages dotted
around the countryside is to take an Amish
buggy ride. There are a number of small family run
businesses who offer this most traditional form of transportation
to visitors. There are tours available which would allow you to
travel in this non-polluting traditional way and take in all the
local sights and attractions.