WEFOUNDLeaving Lancaster County (Walnut Creek Amish) (Volume 1)


Welcome to Lancaster County, PA (also known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country)! This website is made by locals; we hope it will help you to learn more about our area and to explore the many attractions and things to do for all ages throughout Lancaster and Pennsylvania Dutch Country. On this site, you’ll find out what to do , where to stay , places to shop , learn about the Amish , get coupons , find out about local events , and much more! There’s even a dedicated section to local services for residents . Enjoy!

Attractions and fun things to do abound throughout Lancaster County. This area appeals to all ages and interests. Here you can enjoy a thriving cultural scene, a variety of special events , great food, diverse shopping opportunities, and a variety of attractions for families and for kids to enjoy .

The 2018 Mud Sale Season begins February 24th in Strasburg. What is a mud sale you ask?  Learn more  and see the full  schedule of Mud sales  for the year, with something going on almost every week the next couple of months.

The Amish are starting to leave Lancaster County, according to an article published last week in the daily digital magazine Ozymandus (or “OZY” for short). The piece, written by Chris Scinta, indicates that the tourism industry, which has blossomed in the county, is so badly affecting the lifestyle of the Amish themselves that some have left, or are threatening to move away.

The typical tourist images of Amish country—horses plodding along country roads pulling buggies filled with Amish families dressed in their quaint clothing—may become self-defeating, the author suspects. The very factors that have prompted the rapid growth of tourism have led to rampant development that destroys the peace and quiet. Land prices have gone up so high that the Amish themselves can no longer afford to buy farmland for their children. They have the option of giving up farming or leaving Pennsylvania to find cheaper land, and quieter environments, in which to settle.

According to one research study conducted at Kutztown University in eastern Pennsylvania, the situation is serious—at least for the tourism industry in Lancaster County. “The commercialization of the Amish lifestyle has grown tremendously in recent decades, so much so that it actually threatens the viability of the very tourism industry it created,” the study reports.

Welcome to Lancaster County, PA (also known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country)! This website is made by locals; we hope it will help you to learn more about our area and to explore the many attractions and things to do for all ages throughout Lancaster and Pennsylvania Dutch Country. On this site, you’ll find out what to do , where to stay , places to shop , learn about the Amish , get coupons , find out about local events , and much more! There’s even a dedicated section to local services for residents . Enjoy!

Attractions and fun things to do abound throughout Lancaster County. This area appeals to all ages and interests. Here you can enjoy a thriving cultural scene, a variety of special events , great food, diverse shopping opportunities, and a variety of attractions for families and for kids to enjoy .

The 2018 Mud Sale Season begins February 24th in Strasburg. What is a mud sale you ask?  Learn more  and see the full  schedule of Mud sales  for the year, with something going on almost every week the next couple of months.


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