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Chester County Hot Air Balloon Ride
"Enjoy a birds eye view of the sites of Chester Montgomery and Berks Counties! Come join the your hot air balloon team for a 1-hour flight over the majestic and scenic Chester Montgomery & Berks County countryside. You will be blessed with tree-covered rolling hills views of the Schuylkill River and its tributaries the Philadelphia skyline
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Private Brandywine Valley Tour with Driver
"There are so many wonderful attractions in the Brandywine area to choose from on your tour. Popular attractions include Longwood Gardens Winterthur Country Museum Brandywine River Museum the Nemours Mansion and the Rockwood Museum. There are also a number of wineries one of which Chadd's Ford Winery provides wine tours and tastings. In addition to these attractions
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Private Brandywine Valley Tour with Driver
"There are so many wonderful attractions in the Brandywine area to choose from on your tour. Popular attractions include Longwood Gardens Winterthur Country Museum Brandywine River Museum the Nemours Mansion and the Rockwood Museum. There are also a number of wineries one of which Chadd's Ford Winery provides wine tours and tastings. In addition to these attractions
From $425.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Lancaster

Speeds on the back roads

At least where I live when driving through a residential area with a double yellow line in the middle is a good sign you should be doing 30mph. Not so on most of the back farm roads. Speeds were...
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Wanderer001
Apr 18, 2013

Road Apples

Road Apples is what us locals call them. Otherwise known as horse droppings, manure, poop, and other things. Anyway, with those buggies going to and fro, the horses are bound to get the urge every so...
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mmyerspa
Jul 29, 2009

White Tail Deer on Roads

White tail deer bed down during the day and come out in the early evening. You will want to watch for them when driving near creeks, wooded areas, and meadows from early evening to just after dawn....
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mmyerspa
Jun 16, 2009

Buggies...especially at certain times

When driving around the county, especially in certain areas (generally east and north of the city), beware of Amish and Mennonite horse-drawn buggies. Horses can be unpredictable, and every once in a...
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mmyerspa
Oct 13, 2008

only one is safe

Of all the zipcoded areas that are included in Lancaster listings of crime reports, only one is considered really safe (ZIPCODE 17601). That area is listed among the top 10% of safe Pennsylvania towns...
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davecallahan
Apr 18, 2007

Downtown Lancaster is not the same as the suburbs

We visit the Lancaster area two or three times a year. Since it is not very far from Philadelphia or our home, it is usually a day trip for us; however, we do occasionally stay overnight so we can...
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ringleader
Sep 13, 2006
 
 
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Lancaster stores and eateries close on Sundays!

Saturdays you will see the families working outside preparing for their Lord's Day of rest - sometimes baling hay into the dark of the night so they will be able to rest on Sunday; Sundays you will...
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ringleader
Sep 13, 2006

Never Ever walk across Route 30/Lincoln Hwy

If you're spending time on the Route 30 strip (aka Lincoln Highway), never, ever walk across the road. I don't care how attractive it is on the other side of the road....use your car!!! There have...
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mmyerspa
Feb 28, 2005

No Room At the Inn

Do not go to Lancaster in the summer time without planning ahead and booking a hotel. We drove around for close to two hours before we finally found something, and then ended up paying too much for...
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kidkilowatt
Jan 31, 2005

Respect the Amish

The Amish people share the same highways and byways as those who drive cars. It is important to give leeway, not tail gate or honk your horn as you do not want to spook the horses. There have been...
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keida84
Jan 19, 2005

Driving Around Lancaster

There are warnings for auto drivers to beware when they encounter a slow moving horse and buggy which may pull out into the traffic. You either need to wait for passing lane or wait until they pull...
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keeweechic
Aug 02, 2003

Respect the locals

The reason you don't see pictures of Amish folks on this page is because they don't really like being photographed. I saw plenty of Amish selling their wares, driving their horse drawn carriages and...
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acemj
May 31, 2003

While Lancaster appears quaint...

While Lancaster appears quaint and terrifically safe, it is a populated area. ANd like any popular area, we do have crime, so be careful like you would anywhere else.Watch out for the traffic. Locals...
angieb123
Aug 25, 2002

Top Hotels in Lancaster

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222 Eden Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17601, United States
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3063 Lincoln Highway (US 30), PO Box 336, Paradise, Pennsylvania, 17562, United States
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545 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17601, United States
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480 New Holland Avenue, Suite 3000, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602, United States
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2100 US Hwy 30 East, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602, United States
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2307 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602, United States
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Top Things to Do in Lancaster

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Amish Farm and Home

We arrived at the farmhouse about 9 am and our group were allocated a guide to take us through each room of the farmhouse. The guide was excellent and explained the detail of each room. The bedrooms...
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Central Market

Back in the 70s we toured this area on Spring Break and one of the things we did was visit this iconic marketplace. So I rearranged my schedule to be able to go again and this time to take some...
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Intercourse

Walking through the town I passed this Notice and thought it worth a photo. We were in town on 7th June a little early for the celebration. Keep in mind that the 250th Anniversary celebration will...
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Trinity Lutheran Church

Very historic, old church, more than 200 years old. Presents free concert series from time to time, including jazz, organ concerts, local orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, and more. Free parking...
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Soldiers and Sailors Monument

In Lancaster there is a big civil war monument. At least it was originally a monument to the Union soldiers that were killed in the Civil War, but it now includes other wars. The 1744 Treaty of...
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Bird In Hand

Bird in Hand - follow Route 340 for an exploration through Amish countryside - also visited the Bird in Hand on Route 340 on the corner of Maple Ave for local dishes such as Shoo Fly Pie! Intercourse...
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Top 5 Lancaster Writers

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Knight_Kadosh

"Pennsylvania Dutch Country"
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Pawtuxet

"LANCASTER COUNTY"
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"Lancaster County"
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"Land Of The Amish"
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"Lancaster, Pennsylvania The Amish Country"
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