Most of the County Links
on the left will keep you specifically in the PA Dutch country
in or near Lancaster County, PA. We add new listings and links on a regular basis.
Lancaster County was created on May 10, 1729, from part of Chester County and named for Lancashire, England. Lancaster, the county seat, named for its England counterpart, was laid out in 1730. It was chartered as a borough on May 1, 1742, and as a city on March 10, 1818.
The best non-irrigated farmland in the world brought the Amish here to settle. And you can experience their plain lifestyle as you wander through Eastern Lancaster County and marvel at a people who survive in today's world without telephones or electricity.
Visit the historical sites. A one-time capital of the United States, home of the Conestoga covered wagon and Kentucky rifle which opened the West for settlement, Lancaster has a lot of history to explore. Or shop the hundreds of outlet stores where you can stock up for Christmas (and every other holiday for that matter) with quality goods from around the country.
Choose from any one of hundreds of places to stay - hotels, campgrounds, bed & breakfasts - and dine in any one of thousands of restaurants featuring Pennsylvania Dutch cooking, French Cajun or just plain old delicious American meat and potatoes. Worship in one of hundreds of small churches found in the many small communities.