Friday, November 5, 2010

November Activities

Adamstown Inns & Cottages, a luxury bed and breakfast of Lancaster County, has many options for you this fall, whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway at the Amethyst Inn, or you want to immerse yourself in local culture. The crisp leaves of early November are still beautiful in Lancaster Amish Country and the surrounding areas. I’d recommend taking a vacation just to drive the back roads and enjoy the scenery, but if you’re looking for a bit more excitement, then Lancaster Pennsylvania has some different activities this fall: an ale trail, a grand review, and an alpaca open house!

The best way for me to describe an ale trail is to think of it as the equivalent of a covered bridge tour, but instead of visiting historical bridges, there is a map of local breweries and pubs that you do not want to miss when you’re visiting Pennsylvania Dutch Country! During the tour you’ll learn about history, have a tour (some by appointment only), and hopefully get to sample some microbrews. Stoudt’s Brewing Company is the last stop on the ale trail, so it only makes sense to spend a night down the road at the Amethyst Inn before making the long drive home.

On November 4-7, downtown Harrisburg will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a Grand Review of the United States Colored Troops. Unbeknownst to many, the African Americans who fought were not allowed to participate in the Grand Review following the end of the war. The events of the weekend will include a parade, fair, and historical presentations. Adamstown is only an hour away from the capital, so you can spend a day among the hustle and bustle, and escape to a quieter and more relaxing town at night.

The most interesting event is the alpaca open house! Eastland Alpacas is a 20 acre farm just 40 minutes from Adamstown. You’ll be able to take a tour of the farm, feed the alpacas, see the babies, and even watch an obstacle course demonstration. These adorable creatures will just grab your heart and you’ll be amazed by the time you’ll get to spend up close with them. Tours are only available on the weekends of November 6-7 and 12-14, so make sure you don’t miss this!

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to book your stay at Adamstown Inns & Cottages during the month of November. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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