Not only is Jellystone Park™ an amazing place to get away for your vacation, there are tons of local attractions to explore during your stay! The area surrounding our Camp-Resort is filled with fun and exciting things to do and see – such as Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! Only a half-hour drive northwest of the park, there’s no shortage of things to do once you’re in America’s oldest Amish settlement. Keep reading for inspiration on what you can discover!
1. The Amish Village
Take a tour and experience the Amish way of life and their peaceful lifestyle! Located on 12 scenic acres of land in the heart of Amish Country, visitors can choose from 3 guided tours that will show you everything the Amish culture has to offer – from the unique farmhouses to the gorgeous surrounding farmland! Book a tour here.
2. Buggy Rides
There’s no better way to experience the Amish lifestyle than through a classic buggy ride! Book a tour with Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides or Ed’s Buggy Rides and enjoy scenic routes led by the Amish and Mennonites themselves.
3. Old Windmill Farm
Learn about where your food comes from and the hard labor it takes to run a farm at Old Windmill Farm! Meet farm animals, sample foods from the garden, enjoy a 20 minute hayride, and even bake bread in the farmhouse. Yum!
4. Lancaster Central Market
Continue your trip through Amish Country with a stop to Lancaster Central Market. Known as the oldest, continuously running public farmer’s market in the country, you won’t be disappointed with the large abundance of fresh produce available! From fruits and vegetables to cheeses and poultry, all food at Lancaster Central Market is locally sourced in beautiful Lancaster County.
5. Antique Shopping
Don’t forget to take a visit to Antiques Capital, USA in the small village of Adamstown, Pennsylvania! Walk through various antique shops and flea markets, indulge in one of the various nearby restaurants, meet local antique dealers, and so much more.