Buy an Hamish Quilt by Rebecca even it is not cheap. And look at the fan. It does not work with electricity : it is pneumatic ! But how the compressed air is produced ? That's the mystery... or may be, the sin.
Heritage Map Museum in Lititz. This is a great place to view old historical maps. This museum has maps from the 16th and 17th century. This is worth the stop even for non-map fans.
Located at 49 N. Broad Street in Lititz. From Lancaster, take PA Route 501 North for 12 miles to the center of Lititz.
Green Dragon Farmer's Market (Fridays only)
Outside of Ephrata, this is a fabulous spot to check out Amish and Mennonites in a natural environment. Drive up 272 North and watch for the huge green dragon sign. Go for supper. They have great delis and fried food.
Take a drive off the main road and enjoy the scenery of the countryside. I found it fascinating to see such huge, well-kept farms with buggies and horsedrawn ploughs outside. If you can find the Union Presbyterian Church, you can see the stained glass window dedicated to Joseph White, my great-great-grandfather.
Route 501 north from Lancaster to the Appalachian trail intersection.
(PA 501, Pine Grove, 501 Shelter)
Ephrata is located in Northern Lancaster County and is highlighted by the Ephrata Cloister. The downtown area has a few interesting shops and cafes, but we didn't spend much time here.
This is a National Historic Landmark founded in 1732. It offers early music, tours, exhibit and printing among other things.
It is located at 632 West Main Street in Ephrata.