Pennsylvania Dutch Country is home to some of the most recognizable destinations in Pennsylvania including the Amish in Lancaster County, the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, the Gettysburg Battlefield, and Hershey, the Sweetest Place on Earth.
Beyond these well-known destinations, though, there are many other great things to do in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
This region comprises eight counties in south-central Pennsylvania and is a nice mix of cities and countryside. Throughout the region, visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail (its midpoint is in the region), fish or kayak the many waterways, and, yes, see the Amish, also known as Pennsylvania Dutch.
However, since the region is also home to some of Pennsylvania’s most dynamic mid-sized cities, there are also big city amenities to be found. Downtown Lancaster is bursting with art galleries and coffee shops, while the food scene and many breweries in Harrisburg are likely to wow you.
Combine this with the region’s many fantastic museums, such as the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Army Heritage Center, and the Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War, the Factory Tour Capital of the World, and the first capital of the United States, and you’re sure to have a great time.
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