By Kevin Williams
Lancaster County is a lush land of rolling hills and fertile farmland. The Amish and Mennonites have farmed it for centuries and the area is steeped in history and mystery dating back to pre-Revolutionary War times. Today, it is a land teeming with cultural diversity. The Amish and Mennonites still farm the land but Lancaster city, with its 60,000 inhabitants, boasts a growing community of immigrants and a thriving arts scene.
I spent 24 hours in Lancaster County recently and got to see a lot of these beautiful scenes and I thought I'd share some with you. Buggies among the Amish in Lancaster County are a distinctive gray-topped. Most of the Amish in Lancaster County live in the eastern part of the county, in the Ronks-New Holland-Paradise area, but there are Amish churches, really, dotted throughout. Here are some scenes from my 24 hours in Lancaster: