Many of the farm bed-and-breakfasts in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, are open year-round, so you can experience all seasons; planting, growing, harvesting and preserving the crop. Farm bed-and-breakfasts offer hearty breakfasts including fresh garden produce and eggs. You’ll find interesting learning experiences combined with outdoor beauty and the unique culture of rural Lancaster County, where much of the soil is still tilled with horses and mules. If you’re lucky, you may even witness the birth of the farm’s newest calf!
A story in USA Today states that more and more Americans are seeking simple pleasures of the farm for vacation destinations. Pennsylvania Dutch Country has many ways for visitors to relax while learning about agriculture and simple life on the farm.
Nowhere is agritourism more evident than in the huge cornfields developed by Cherry-Crest Farm and its Amazing Maize Maze. Here, visitors wander through an enormous maze cut into a five-acre cornfield. Every year, this cornfield maze challenges visitors of all ages while offering a bit of insight into Pennsylvania history.
Join the farm hands in a morning of gathering eggs, milking cows, and feeding calves.
Call 800-PA DUTCH (723-8824); www.padutchcountry.com. Or contact the Pennsylvania Farm Vacation Association at 888-856-6622; www.pafarmstay.com.