Enjoy your visit to Amish country, but be sure to follow the 'golden rule' 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."


Whether you shop for local Amish-made goods and furniture, stay overnight at a quaint bed and breakfast tucked under an authentic Amish quilt, stop by local roadside stands set ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





We still smile when we recall the question from a lady who called to make reservations.  It was in early May and she was making plans to come sometime later that year.

 "Can you tell me what week you think will have the best weather between now and October?" she innocently asked.

The question caught me totally by surprise.  Finally I replied, "Well, in Ohio there is a saying; "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour as a change will likely be coming"."

While it may not be that unpredictable, there are seasons in ...
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John Mast

The days are getting cooler and frost is in the air. Deciduous trees and shrubs have nearly completed their autumn show in all shades of red, yellow, purple and brown.  The splendor of crisp fall days can be a favorite time for runners to hit the pavement.

The 2014 Amish Country HalfMarathon and 5K, now in its third year, attracts runners from near and far who look forward to one of the most challenging races in the region. Last year, over 500 runners participated in the race that included cold temperatures, high winds and even snow.

“These ...
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