Sunday, October 11, 2009

Longwood Gardens

Prior to the end of Autumn and the leaves falling from their branches you should make your way to Longwood Gardens and enjoy the beauty of fall. Longwood gardens contains a rich history dating back to the 1700s when the land was purchased from William Penn. The beautiful estate sits on 1,050 acres with 20 indoor and 20 outdoor gardens, a conservatory, the Pierce-du Pont mansion, as well as their renowned fountains. Beginning September 7th and running through November 22nd Longwood Gardens will feature its Railway Garden display which, this year, will show case Thomas the Train along with new bridges and new water features. During the course of the fall season Longwood gardens will also display various spectacular fountain displays. Some of the fountain displays include the Open Air Theatre Fountains, the Italian Water Garden, Sylvan Fountain, just to name a few. During the Autumn months they will have their monster pumpkin display along with their Giant pumpkin Weigh-off and pumpkin carving, their culinature dinner, displays of their grand tree houses, and so much more.the Trey McIntyre Project dance performance, and the final fireworks show of the year. Sample the flavors of the season at cooking demos, and indulge in a fresh seasonal feast at our second Culinature dinner. So During the month of October, with the breath taking colors of fall, you certaninly want to take advantage of all that Longwood Gardens has to offer you.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cherry-Crest Farm

One great way to enjoy the fall season and amazing colors in Lancaster County is to visit some of the local farms. One local farm even allows folks to venture out into the corn field on their property. Cherry-Crest Farm in Ronks, only about 30 minutes from the Adamstown Inns and Cottages, creates an Amazing Maize Maze in which they cut out various paths in their corn field to create one giant maze. You would be surprised at the difficulty of this maze once you are out in the corn and wandering about. I have visited this maze a number of times and it is usually in the dark, which adds to the challenge of finding your way through the corn. If you chose to go this route then you want to make sure you take a flash light along. Whether in the light of day or by the torch of your flash light in the darkness of night it is a lot of fun, and to end the evening the right way you certainly should sample some of their goodies and wash it all down with a cup of hot chocolate. The farm will also begin its Harvest Festival on September 26th. This festival offers 36 different farm activities, from the round-up festival, to face painting, pumpkin painting, and lots more. It is astounding on how many things there are to do in this area when one begins looking. Cherry-Crest Farm will definitely contribute to making wonderful memories at the Adamstown Inns and Cottages.