Coming Fall of 2018 "The Secrets of Willow Springs" by Tracy Fredrychowski

Amish Settlements

Take the road less traveled for an authentic visit to Amish Country. 

Surrounded by larger cities and towns some of our favorite Amish communities are nestled on the back roads most explorers never travel. 

Hop off the interstate near any of the following areas and immerse yourself into the tranquil Amish farms and the clip-clop of horse-drawn buggies. Along your way, you’ll see large white clapboard homes with energy-producing windmills and a chance to get a glimpse into the Amish way of life.

Please keep in mind while you're finding your way around an Amish settlement you’ll want to be considerate and mind your manners.  They’re very private and don’t have much contact with outsiders, so they tend to be reserved.

Here are a few tips for respecting their lifestyle while visiting their community:

Stop by the roadside stands, enjoy a treat from an Amish Bakery, take a buggy ride or marvel over the quilts at a local Quilt Shop.

Enjoy your visit to Amish country and treat the Amish and their property the way that you would wish to be treated.

This statement from a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Visitor's Bureau brochure sums it up well: "While you talk and mingle with the Amish, please remember that they are not actors or spectacles, but ordinary people who choose a different way of life."

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