Yes Intercourse USA really exists and supposedly, it has the most stolen sign in the whole of the country. Intercourse, in Lancaster County Pennsylvania is a bit of a tourist hot spot as it sits squarely in beautiful Amish Country. We had to visit Intercourse town as part of our USA road trip and this part of the world didn’t disappoint in any way.
If you want to see the beautiful and traditional Amish horse-drawn buggies, along with the rolling farmlands of this part of the world, Intercourse town is a very good place to spot them.
Intercourse itself is full of gift shops, quilt shops and country antique stores. They’re great if you’re in a shopping position, unfortunately, as we now live out of backpacks full time, we weren’t. It’s incredibly liberating to only own what you can carry. This is one of the reasons travel is cheaper than staying at home and part of how we managed to continue travelling the world with the kids for 6+ years.
The joy of Intercourse for us, was in just driving around, enjoying the countryside in this part of the world. It is so pretty, incredibly so. We think we picked a good time of year, that blanket of snow on rooftops and rolling fields made things even prettier.
This road, the Pennsylvania Route 340, took us through Bird in Hand where we had a great time visiting the farmers’ market, trying new foods and looking at hand-made Amish crafts. As we’re not from the US, apple cider was totally new to us and chocolate-coated bacon was pretty interesting. American bacon is nothing like UK bacon, that’s another revelation of this trip.
More posts on Lancaster County and Amish country to come, we highly recommend this part of the world, there is a lot more to it than just the Amish community, but that in itself, was amazing. We also found interesting places involving pretzels and chocolate, this was a very food focussed trip.
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