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Old 09-28-2015, 10:44 AM   #11
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I traveled Amish areas for may years as a Regional Sales Manager and as a word of caution, be careful driving at night in Amish communities. Everything is black as they frown on bright colors and many of the buggies (and bikes) have no lights or reflectors on them so they are very difficult to see. By law in Pennsylvania they are supposed to have a lantern or battery operated light on the rear but many resist it and are totally black.

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Old 09-28-2015, 12:33 PM   #12
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:55 PM   #13
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:37 PM   #14
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I live in the heart of Amish country. I have not seen a Amish or Mennonite buggy without lights. If the police see them they will be stopped and ticketed.. They all have what we call fanny flags, rectangular reflective flags and many reflectors. In most cases the reflectors will be seen prior to the lights. They all have LED lighting now and they are easily seen. Bikes are a different matter, you may encounter a group of bikers and only a couple will have their blinking red light on or headlight. Bikes and buggys move at a slow pace and the roads are hilly and curvy, you come around a curve and there is a buggy in front of you.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:46 PM   #15
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Don't forget loose cattle at night too.....................I nearly made roast beef all over 372 coming home from Holtwood around midnight a few years back. If they are open, I'd caution you against Tucquan Park campground. WINDY back roads to it and the entrance off the road is awful.

There are numerous overlooks in and around PPL Holtwood that are worth the short walks to them.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:47 PM   #16
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I also live in Mennonite area of Waterloo County Ontario, they all have lights and large reflective signs. If you want the largest Farmers Market in all of Ontario at St Jacobs.
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That time of year you're playing with cold rain/snow/ice possibilities in that area. If you are ok towing in those conditions then by all means bring the trailer, if not then I recommend staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast. In Hershey, the amusement park will be closed but you can still do chocolate world, Hershey museum, and the Hershey trolley tour. I highly recommend the trolley tour, it was very interesting. We camped at twin groves while we were there. Definitely, check out Philly. Tons to see and do in Philly. If you have time, check out Gettysburg. I believe Gettysburg campground is open year round.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:19 PM   #18
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There is more than one campground in Gettysburg. I believe little drummer boy is open year round.
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Traffic on US Rte 30 through the main tourist area from Gap to Lancaster is very bad in the summer, not quite so bad in the fall/winter. But be advised, it's a 3 lane road. The middle lane used to be strictly a suicide lane 50 yrs ago when I was a kid. Saw a lot of accidents back then. It now switches back and forth from 1 lane in your direction and 2 lanes the other way, to 2 lanes in your direction and 1 lane the other way; so there are a few miles you can pass (or be passed) every few miles. In the main tourist area just east of Lancaster around the outlet malls, it goes to 4 lanes, 2 each way.
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If you're interested in autos, definitely see the Antique Automobile Club of America museum on Rt 39 just north of Hershey. Also, the Hershey Museum has the history of Milton Hershey and the town he built. The amusement park is open with a Christmas display for the holidays but with very limited rides.

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