The Tiny Pennsylvania Village That's Perfect For An Autumn Day Trip
Snuggled in Lancaster County, the tiny Pennsylvania village of Bird-in-Hand promises a quaint experience. The cozy town, home to around 400 full-time residents, earned its moniker from “a picture on an old hotel’s swinging sign.” Bird-in-Hand, which dates back 1734, is perfect for an autumn day trip.
Explore Bird-in-Hand, where the Amish and Mennonite communities flourish, aboard a traditional Amish buggy. Aaron & Jessica's Amish Buggy Rides and Abe's Buggy Rides both offer scenic rides.
Or, for an unforgettable bird's eye view of the tiny village, climb into a hot air balloon with the United States Hot Air Balloon Team, located right in Bird-in-Hand.
No trip to Bird-in-Hand would be complete without a shopping adventure. Start your shopping at the Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market.
The year round market features a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, candy, baked goods, flowers, clothing, and unique gifts.
Recall your favorite childhood memories with a stop at the Lollipop Shoppe. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the shop features such favorites as lollipops, gourmet popcorn, and bulk candy.
Take in a performance at the Bird-in-Hand Stage. The theater's current production of Mennonite Girls Can Cook runs through October 28. Its second show, Magic & Wonder, takes the stage through December 30, 2017.
Sit down to a scrumptious meal at one of Bird-in-Hand's charming restaurants, such as Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant or Plain and Fancy Farm Restaurant (pictured above).
Stop by Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe for a quick meal, a delectable dessert, or to recharge before more sightseeing.
The quaint bakery features such scrumptious desserts as hand-dipped ice cream in an assortment of flavors and freshly made donuts.
Journey home after your day trip to Bird-in-Hand. Or, check into one of the cozy hotels in town, like the Amish Country Motel or the Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites (pictured above).
Have you ever been to this tiny Pennsylvania village?
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