West-Central Pennsylvania Amish Country Tour: From Indiana to Plumville Professional Review and Guide
"This nostalgic 36.7-mile lasso-shaped tour explores the verdant, rolling hills north of Indiana, passing covered bridges, churchyard cemeteries, the honest images of Amish life, and the quaint village shops of Smicksburg. The drive begins under the gentle watch of Jimmy Stewart and twice tags Plumville to complete its circuit. From the historic downtown district, the tour twists its way through the rolling countryside of pastures, Christmas tree farms, and classic white farmhouses.
The images of the tour all reinforce the spell of yesteryear: lopsided covered bridges, woolly sheep nibbling grass, white-painted fences, time-faded gravestones, laundry flapping in the breeze, and the clip-clop of horse hooves and whir of buggy wheels. Country crafts and home-baked tastes complete the seduction. Special attractions: Historic Indiana; Jimmy Stewart Statue and Museum; an old-order Amish settlement; the English-run shops of Smicksburg; nineteenth-century covered bridges; a winery; walking tours, fishing, winter sports. Location: West-central Pennsylvania. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."