Kutztown and Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Just an hour and a half from Baltimore, the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Kutztown was founded in 1771 by George Kutz and designated the home of Pennsylvania Dutch crafts. Visitors today can observe the various techniques employed in the local art form. The biggest happening in this town is on July 4th each year. Pennsylvania Dutch hospitality is well known for its traditional family recipes served abundantly in smorgasbord style. Have your day trip dinner in one of the many area restaurants boasting local fare. While the emphasis is on mealtime, it is also on snacktime! This area features pretzel making at its best. A visit to a local factory is on the agenda. Lancaster County road signs will entertain you with such destinations as Paradise, Blue Ball, Bird-in-Hand, and Intercourse. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Baltimore. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

Kutztown and Lancaster, Pennsylvania Professional Review and Guide

"Just an hour and a half from Baltimore, the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Kutztown was founded in 1771 by George Kutz and designated the home of Pennsylvania Dutch crafts. Visitors today can observe the various techniques employed in the local art form. The biggest happening in this town is on July 4th each year.

Pennsylvania Dutch hospitality is well known for its traditional family recipes served abundantly in smorgasbord style. Have your day trip dinner in one of the many area restaurants boasting local fare. While the emphasis is on mealtime, it is also on snacktime! This area features pretzel making at its best. A visit to a local factory is on the agenda. Lancaster County road signs will entertain you with such destinations as Paradise, Blue Ball, Bird-in-Hand, and Intercourse. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Baltimore. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Lancaster
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Kutztown and Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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May 2018