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    are you familair with Lancaster County PA (Amish Stuff)

    I'll be coming through Lancaster on my way to the MOA Rally, If i had time for a quick hour ride around Lancaster County, where would you go to see Amish stuff. Just thinking i might be able to drive the back roads and see some buggies and interesting farm equiptment to take a few pics of. A loop from Lancaster back to Lancaster or slightly south to York would be great.

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    With the exception of Lancaster city proper, you can't spit without hitting a buggy. They are everywhere. Be extra careful if you happen to be in Lancaster County on a Sunday as the roads are crowded with both buggies and vehicles. Routes 896, 741 and 324, along with the surrounding areas are good bets for what you're looking for.

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    Lots of Amish near Bloomsburg too, head to the E-W valleys that run parallel to I80, look for routes 880 and 192 W of Lewisburg.

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    make sure to stop in at the Adamstown brewery. Great craft beer.
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    on fri nights you can go to the green dragon, an amish flea/farm market

    http://www.greendragonmarket.com/

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    amish routes

    Rt 772 in Lancaster County is also a nice road to view Amish life. In the Bloomsburg area I'll second Pffog's recommendation of 192 and 880. I ride those two routes frequently when I ride to the Elk Creek Cafe and Ale Works which is located in Milheim. It is a beautiful mid Sunday morning ride as the Amish are working their way to attend worship services at local farms. I would tweak the route a a bit by riding Col John Kelly Road from Rt 15 to 192. Then continue on 192 to 445 to Milheim and Elk Creek. Middle Road between 880 and the village of Oval and Rt 44 is a fun roller coaster short cut. Rt 44 back to Rt 15 completes a nice loop. If one slabs I80 from Bloom you can be on Col John Kelly Road within a half hour.

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    Route 897 thru Lancaster and Lebanon Counties is a great route to see real Amish and Mennonite farms. This route will get you away from the touristy areas if you wish. Make sure to hop on 897 in Gap PA and follow north.

    Her's a favorite break stop of mine;

    http://www.franklinhousetavern.com/

    Enjoy!!

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    gardner17756
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    Quote Originally Posted by roburnmc View Post
    Route 897 thru Lancaster and Lebanon Counties is a great route to see real Amish and Mennonite farms. This route will get you away from the touristy areas if you wish. Make sure to hop on 897 in Gap PA and follow north.

    Her's a favorite break stop of mine;

    http://www.franklinhousetavern.com/

    Enjoy!!
    Thank you for the recommendation on the Franklin House Tavern. I stopped there Sunday night on a return ride north. I ordered the Tavern Burger. IMHO the square in Schaefferstown is one of the prettiest in PA. Rt's 897 and 501 make for a nice ride.

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