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Day-cations

Wondering what fun things to do in January?

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is a sprawling display garden of over 1,077 acres in Kennett Square, beautiful for spending an entire day or an enchanted evening. From sunny indoor gardens with forever-blooming flowers to winding paths through amazing woodlands, you can choose your own adventure —with the promise that whichever path you take, there is endless beauty to be discovered. Visit longwoodgardens.org to check out the various year-around events like Winter Wonder starting on January 21.

Amish Country

Try some delicious Amish-made shoe fly pie, whoopie pie or a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch casserole.  Gather your friends and family and sight-see from an actual Amish buggy at Aaron & Jessica’s. Root’s Country Market and Auction is every Tuesday 9am-8pm, snow or shine. Or board the Strasburg Railroad to take in the sights. Established in 1729, Lancaster County is the oldest and largest Amish community in the world.  You’ll experience authentic Amish life – farms, family traditions and life without cars. Take a step back in time so near our hometown. (Remember that on Sundays, many businesses are closed.)

Covered Bridges

Who doesn’t love a painting, photo or an actual Covered Bridge? And Media is so close to these beautiful historical landmarks often over 150 years old. Covered Bridges were continued to be built in Pennsylvania even after the Civil War when iron bridges were favored in other states. There are currently over 200 Covered Bridges that are still standing in the state of PA. Close by are Bartram, located west of Newton Square about 1.5 miles off Goshen Road and the 1851 Knox Covered Bridge at 300 Yellow Springs Rd in Valley Forge National Park.

Wrap up the family and go have some fun. One-day winter trips for everyone.

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