You'll need to go out of your way to get to Lancaster County. What time of year will you visit? Depends on what your goals are for the area, Hershey is popular and close to Lancaster, Gettysburg is turning point of the Civil War Battle and the 150th Anniversary this year. I'm not a big fan of the Poconos, except for skiing and hiking. Again, depends on what you're going for.
Its in the summer. And we are going to and from Toronto. So I wanted to stop for 1 day, somewhere, going out. And for 3 days coming back. I realise its a huge trip!
We like all sorts of stuff, arts, foods, shopping, hiking, bike riding, natural beauty, literally everything nice.
So from your reply I guess you'd stay in Lancaster for 3 rather than the Poconos or the Catskills?
Oompappy's suggestion is not a bad one as long as you understand the differences betwen the two areas.
Most of the Amish communities in upstate New York are reletively new, settled in recent decades(as the Amish population grows, doubling every 20 years new settlements are formed)
They are smaller than the Lancaster population and there is not as much tourist infrastructure- Motels ,'Dutch" restaurants, tours etc.
For some tourists this may be a good thing- less traffic ,less tourist glitz,. If what you wat to do is browse small farmstands and craftshops you may enjoy these communities.
It would also be much less of a detourEdited: 25 April 2013, 12:21
Thanks for the replies. I may go to upstate NY but it still leaves me with 3 days to go somewhere else.
Any suggestions. Preferably within the 2 hours away from Newark airport.
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