New Holland

New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557

New Holland

New Holland Professional Review and Guide

"This is a longer ride that will take you through the farmland of eastern Lancaster County. (For less ambitious riders, there's an optional shorter ride of 15.1 miles). Many of these farms are owned and operated by the "Plain People," Amish and Mennonites.

Members of these religious sects avoid modern conveniences such as cars or electricity. The terrain makes this a fairly difficult ride. Around Adamstown and Bowmansville, it's quite hilly. But there are no hills that a stronger rider can't handle. The road surface is fair."

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5/25/2008
The first half of this ride is wonderful - we saw dozens of Amish buggies and beautiful farms, and the riding was great. However, the second half took us into more developed areas and heavy traffic that we were not expecting. This starts after Terre Hill, when you catch sight of a huge food distribution center near an entrance to the PA Turnpike - it looked newly constructed. It continues through Adamstown, with townhouse developments, shopping centers, and those depressing 1950's PA-style ranch houses everywhere. Also, if you're going to ride in PA Dutch country, we learned you have to love the smell of manure - it's everywhere! Finally, a couple streets have name changes: Cocalico is now Stroutberg? and Martindale is now Blue Rock?
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10/29/2007
nice long ride,not the most scenic.Alittle too much traffic than I would like to see on a Sunday.
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Trail Information

New Holland
Nearby City
47
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
4.5 hours
Riding Time
Best March to November
Season

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Oct 2018