Leaving technology behind on vacation in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Leaving technology behind on vacation in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Sharon Zimmerman passes through the cow pasture at Iron Stone Acres on her way to the property’s swimming pond. Local families often visit the spring-fed pool, swimming alongside visitors to the bed-and-breakfast.
If you go

Where to stayIron Stone Acres
344 S. Pool Forge Rd., Narvon, Pa.
717-286-6210
ironstoneacres.com
Bed-and-breakfast lodging in a log home. This 18th-century farm house and dairy farm can accommodate families and large groups. Rooms, with a shared bath, from $85.
Pleasant View Farm Guesthouse
3301 Harvest Dr., Gordonville, Pa.
717-475-5859
amishfarmstay.com/room/pleasant-view-farm-guesthouse
Spacious, in-home lodging on a quiet farm includes a full private kitchen and can accommodate up to four adults. Rooms from $90 for two adults.
Where to eatShady Maple Smorgasbord
129 Toddy Dr., East Earl, Pa.
717-354-8222
shady-maple.com
All-you-can-eat buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. Dinner buffet starts at $19.99.
Cork & Cap
480 New Holland Ave., Suite 3000, Lancaster, Pa.
717-735-2025
corkandcaprestaurant.com
Traditional Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with a modern twist, and a focus on farm-to-table ingredients. Entrees start at $18.
MA(i)SON
230 N. Prince St., Lancaster, Pa.
717-293-5060
maisonlancaster.com
A family-owned BYOB, slow food restaurant with seasonal, locally procured dishes that change weekly. Entrees start at $28.
What to doDutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster, Pa.
866-386-2839
dutchwonderland.com
A 40-plus-acre amusement park that is great for toddlers to early adolescents. Open 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tickets cost $39.99 for ages 3 to 59; younger free. Discounted tickets available for seniors.
Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Rd., Ronks, Pa.
866-725-9666
strasburgrailroad.com
What is billed as America’s oldest operating railroad offers 45-minute rides on authentic steam locomotives. First train leaves at 11 a.m. Tickets start at $15.50.
Green Dragon Farmers Market & Auction
955 N. State St., Ephrata, Pa.
717-738-1117
greendragonmarket.com
One of the area’s largest farmers markets, Green Dragon has fresh food, produce, crafts and more. Open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission.
Fulton Theatre
12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, Pa.
717-397-7425
thefulton.org
A historical theater with Broadway-style musicals, children’s shows and experimental theater. Price varies by show.
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Leaving technology behind on vacation in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Sharon Zimmerman passes through the cow pasture at Iron Stone Acres on her way to the property’s swimming pond. Local families often visit the spring-fed pool, swimming alongside visitors to the bed-and-breakfast.

Leaving technology behind on vacation in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Rocking chairs decorate the large front porch of Sharon Zimmerman’s log home. After breakfast, Zimmerman often invites her lodgers to enjoy a cup of coffee and a long chat on the porch.

Leaving technology behind on vacation in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

An Iron Stone Acres calf waits to be bottle-fed. Children are invited to feed and pet the young cows at the Lancaster County farm.
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