When planning group family vacations with home friends in Virginia, we are always looking for great spots in between to meet. Lancaster popped up on the map and I had heard about “Amish Country” but didn’t know anything else about it. Well, I was shocked at all the amazing family activities there are. You could easily spend a whole week, or more, here! There really is something for everyone in Lancaster—cultural Amish experiences, working farm activities, history, outdoor sports and scenic hikes, a train lover’s mecca, agri-tainment and amusement parks. To our pleasant surprise, even though it was a holiday weekend, nothing was “very crowded” which is such a welcomed change!
The Catskills have always been a beloved ‘back to nature’ getaway. It’s only 90 minutes from NYC but you might as well be a world away from the crowds, noise and hurried life. When I started planning for our first trip with the kids it was surprisingly difficult to locate toddler activities for our family in The Catskills. There were a lot of great resources for family trips but they were for older kids. Four years ago, I proclaimed I should write a blog to make this easier for families with toddlers, but alas, better late than never, right?