If you’re following us on Instagram (@lancastercountymag), you’ve seen our Field Trip Friday posts. Every Friday, our field trips took us across Lancaster County. We visited roadside stands, covered bridges and dog-friendly business. We talked to all generations as we asked the kids at Faith Factory Learning Center and the older kids at Pleasant View Communities for their opinions on the best thing about summer. In the fall, we visited Elizabethtown College to get the students’ opinions on all-things autumn. We also had fun dressing up at the Millersville University Costume Rental Shop and got a sneak preview of some holiday home tours. We met a lot of wonderful people along the way and at each stop, we asked them why they love Lancaster County.
The top response was the people. We met Judy from Mount Joy while she was volunteering at the Elizabethtown Public Library. She told us about the warm welcome she received when she moved here in 2015. Sarah from Millersville told us she loved Lancaster because it is a “friendly place to live.”
Food was another popular response. Melissa from Vigi’s Parties was shopping at a local farm stand when we spoke with her. Melissa loves the “farmstands for the best produce for my catering company.” Mike from Akron was at the same stand where he was purchasing whoopie pies – so of course that popular Lancaster County treat was his answer!
Mary from Leola was acting as a tour guide for her friend Toni, who was visiting from Mountaintop. While Toni said she loves to visit here, Mary said, “I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” And we agree!
Check out the rest of the responses below.
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