Monday, August 9, 2010

Lancaster , Lititz and Mt Gretna all venues for upcomming art and craft shows

Pick your weekend! Any weekend. Art and Craft shows abound.

This coming weekend, August 14, the annual Lititz Craft show takes over Lititz. Over 700 crafters line Lititz Springs Park as well as Broad and Main Streets with booths of interesting crafts and artwork. People come from all over to visit this show and it is so popular with vendors that there is a waiting list to be able to show here. Parking is well orcestrated and trollys run often.

The following weekend August 21 Mt Gretna turns from a sleepy little summer cottage town into a buzzing village filled with artists showing their works. This town is just 15 minuites from the inn and beautiful in it's own right. 200 juried artists are to be found and it is well worth a trip.

Labor Day weekend the annual Longs Park Arts and Craft show takes over the huge park just outside of Lancaster. 200 juried artists bring their works to show here. There are discounted tickets availabe on their website.

We love August with all of its fun things to do. Make Swiss Woods your base as you take advantage of all that Lancaster County has to offer!  

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Wuppertal Boys Choir vists Lancaster in August

Join me on Sunday August 15 at Mellinger Mennonite Church for the Wuppertal Boys Choir.  This is part of the ongoing series of programs celebrating the 300 year anniversary of Mennonite settlers in Lancaster County. I have looked forward to this particular program all summer and it is just around the corner.

Biking is always popular here and this year has been no exception. At guest requests Werner has spent time mapping out some wonderful biking tours to the north of us where there is less traffic and and still that wonderful farmland landscape that everyone loves.  His latest ride was 30 miles and included a stop at Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve where, if you are lucky you will see the nesting eagles. If you need to rent bikes we have just the place. Green Mountain Bikes is a short 15 minutes from the inn and will deliver. Let us know and we are happy to make the arrangements for you. Bikes are a wonderful way to explore all of the back roads at a leisurely pace.