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'''Brewhouse Mountain Eco-Inn''' - Conveniently located near many of south-central PA's attractions, The Brewhouse Mountain Eco-Inn is situated on four acres of mixed hardwood forest in the Conewago Mountains and has a laid-back atmosphere. The inn has been featured on the Travel Channel, Home and Garden Channel, History Channel and more. Phone: 717-938-4332 Website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/484786?s=ad70
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'''Brewhouse Mountain Eco-Inn''' - Conveniently located near many of south-central PA's attractions, The Brewhouse Mountain Eco-Inn is situated on four acres of mixed hardwood forest in the Conewago Mountains and has a laid-back atmosphere. The inn has been featured on the Travel Channel, Home and Garden Channel, History Channel and more. It is less than ten miles from Ski Roundtop and Gifford Pinchot State Park. Lancaster PA Dutch Country, Hersheypark, Gettysburg, Carlisle, Harrisburg and York are all within easy driving distance. Phone: 717-938-4332 Website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/484786?s=ad70

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country is a region in Pennsylvania also referred to as South Central Pennsylvania. The region is home to many major tourist attractions such as Lancaster county's Amish country, Harrisburg's state capitol and museums and Hershey's chocolate world and theme park.

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Understand

While Pennsylvania Dutch Country consists of a lot of rural areas and is noted for its high Amish population, it is home to over 1.5 million people and maintains one of the highest rates of population growth in the Northeast United States due to lower cost of living but close proximity to major metropolitan areas. It is truly a diverse region with rolling hills, orchards and farms but also growing, vibrant yet historic cities.

Talk

Much of the "Plain" population (consisting of groups like the Amish and Old Order Mennonites) is bi-lingual, speaking both English and a dialect of German called "Pennsylvania Dutch." A much smaller portion of the non-Plain population of Pennsylvania Dutch descent is also bilingual. Among the Plain, some smaller children speak only this dialect until starting school. The name "Pennsylvania Dutch" is actually a mispronunciation of "Deitsch," or German in the regional dialect. Church services are held in "high German," as opposed to the dialect.

Get in

By plane

There are several regional airports in south central Pennsylvania but the largest and most used is Harrisburg International Airport [1] (MDT) located in Middletown, just minutes from Harrisburg and PA Route 283. Harrisburg International Airport has over a dozen non-stop flights to cities in the U.S. and Toronto in Canada.

Get around

By car

The easiest way to get around the region is by car. There is an extensive network of roads and the area is criss-crossed by several major interstates (81, 76, 83) and U.S. routes (11, 15, 22, 30).

By train

Amtrak's high-speed Keystone line [2] travels through Lancaster and Dauphin county with stops in Lancaster, Mount Joy, Elizabethtown, Middletown and Harrisburg is useful if traveling between Lancaster and Harrisburg but does not link up the rest of the region.

See

  • Plain and Fancy Farm, [3]. Good all-around tour of the Amish community including a restaurant, bus tours and a movie. Particularly good if you're a foreign visitor without a car.

Itineraries

Do

Ski

  • Ski Roundtop [4]
  • Ski Liberty [5]
  • Whitetail Resort [6]

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Drink

Sleep

  • Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center - Gettysburg, 2634 Emmitsburg Road, 717-334-8121, [7]. Whether your visit to Gettysburg is for family fun, exploring the National Battlefield, attending a wedding or part of a group gathering; you'll enjoy staying at the Gettysburg Eisenhower Hotel.






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Brewhouse Mountain Eco-Inn - Conveniently located near many of south-central PA's attractions, The Brewhouse Mountain Eco-Inn is situated on four acres of mixed hardwood forest in the Conewago Mountains and has a laid-back atmosphere. The inn has been featured on the Travel Channel, Home and Garden Channel, History Channel and more. It is less than ten miles from Ski Roundtop and Gifford Pinchot State Park. Lancaster PA Dutch Country, Hersheypark, Gettysburg, Carlisle, Harrisburg and York are all within easy driving distance. Phone: 717-938-4332 Website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/484786?s=ad70

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