What to do and see in Gap, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 2, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Gap is a census-designated place and community in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with a ZIP code of 17527. The population was 1,931 at the 2010 census. U.S. Route 30 passes through the town, which is also the terminus for four Pennsylvania highways: 772, 741, 897, and the heavily used 41, which goes toward Wilmington, Delaware.
Restaurants in Gap

1. Twin Brook Winery

5697 Strasburg Rd, Gap, PA 17527-9682
Excellent
63%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Twin Brook Winery

A 67 acre estate winery in Lancaster County, PA, Twin Brook Winery houses a state of the art winemaking facility and rustically elegant tasting room in it's restored 19th century bank barn. Wine tasting, cellar tours, and picnic grounds in the vinyard.Open 7 days:Monday thru Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm.

Reviewed By proudfootPa_ - PA.

Good wine, good food, good entertainment & if it's a family outing the kids can play hide n' seek between the vines. Plenty of room outdoors to accommodate many people. There's also a top deck with tables n chairs you can sit on to watch the music.

2. The Old Country Store

3510 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534-7008 +1 717-768-7101
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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5 based on 383 reviews

The Old Country Store

Plan to stop by The Old Country Store, the oldest store in the heart of the village of Intercourse, when you visit Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Our local Amish and Mennonite craftspersons create thousands of handcrafted items that marry beauty and function. They, too, shop in the same store as you who come to discover their creations. From their homes to your home!

Reviewed By Dianna W - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

It was Quilt Week in Lancaster, and we went to this well-known store that features quilt fabric, products, kits, books, and even more. Beautiful stuff and friendly staff. The reason for four stars instead of five was because it was so crowded, you almost couldn't move. I feared that would happen since MANY quilters would be in the area.

3. Lapp Valley Farm

244 Mentzer Rd, New Holland, PA 17557-9507 +1 717-354-7988
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 408 reviews

Lapp Valley Farm

Reviewed By Christine C - USA

I love stopping at Lapp Valley Farm! The employees (all Amish and Mennonite to my knowledge) are kind, hospitable and helpful.The store itself is kept immaculately clean and always smells of their homemade waffle cones. The flavors of ice cream offered vary by day, however each one I have tried has been delicious. Prices are also very reasonable making it affordable for families. Just a word to the wise, serving sizes are generous so you if you aren't too hungry maybe just stick with one scoop!

Weather permitting, I love eating my ice cream on their wrap around porch which overlooks the surrounding countryside. Some of the dairy's cats may stop by to say hello while you are on the porch too!

Another fun part about visits here is stopping to visit the dairy cows and the calves!


On a side note, they do have a drive through in case you want to take your ice cream to go!

4. Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall

3371 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562-9613 +1 717-442-8805
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall

Reviewed By Punkin1313 - Parsippany, New Jersey

Nice place to stroll up and down the aisles with all types of goods, tons of items to look at, lots of items to bring back memories. Something for everyone. We go here every trip to Amish Country Nice seating area

5. Strasburg Scooters

242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
Excellent
93%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 706 reviews

Strasburg Scooters

Get up close and personal with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour through the back roads of Amish Country. Ride alongside horse and buggies as well as past Amish schoolhouses with an experienced guide. Strasburg Scooters offers a variety of tours including Bridges and Beer, Amish Country Mystery Tour and more. All tours are led by an experienced guide.

Reviewed By Carol B - Bensalem, Pennsylvania

What a great way to spend some family time! No better way to pass the day than getting some fresh air while touring the quiet, back roads of the Amish countryside & taking tons of pictures! The Fall foliage was absolutely beautiful! We couldn't have asked for a better day OR GUIDE. Cookie, our guide was a hoot! Very knowledgeable, funny & PATIENT. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed!

6. Smucker's Gourd Farm

317 Springville Rd, Kinzers, PA 17535-9732 +1 717-354-6118
Excellent
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Good
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5 based on 30 reviews

Smucker's Gourd Farm

Reviewed By 786Richard - Pennsylvania

We enjoyed a trip through the wonderful farmland in Lancaster County to find this delightful gourd farm. The decorated gourds were inspiration for us to buy a couple to design and paint birdhouses on our own. The project will be easier because the pre-cut holes make the gourds ready for use as birdhouses. There are gourds of every shape and size for the crafty person to make their own creation...not just birdhouses.

7. Historic Zercher Hotel Underground Railroad Center

11 Green St, Christiana, PA 17509-1409 +1 610-593-5340
Excellent
25%
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25%
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50%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 4 reviews

Historic Zercher Hotel Underground Railroad Center

Reviewed By NJBLUES - Cranbury, New Jersey

We stopped here after seeing Zooey Deschanel on "Who do you think you are". This museum commemorates the Christiana Uprising, a challenge to the Fugitive Slave Act, and major rallying point for Abolitionists that occurred on September 11, 1851 . Lincoln noted that this was a precursor to the civil war. A piece of American history that I was never aware of.

The museum is a one room display with details of the uprising and the subsequent trials and aqiutals of the 38 people arrest for treason (by interfering with the return of runaway slaves, even though Pa. was a free state). Overall it was informative, although I wish there was an attendant as they had books and DVD's that were noted as available, but could not be purchased. This is one of the few sites from the underground railroad that remains.

8. Sight & Sound Theatres

300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9513 +1 800-377-1277
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Sight & Sound Theatres

Reviewed By Suu_Yapa - New York

Amazing! I’ve been here 3 times for 3 different bible stories and have enjoyed/love all of them. Can’t wait to see go this year. Recommend for anyone. Church groups, friends, couples, family, is for everyone.

9. Wolf's Hollow County Park

1399 Schoff Road, Atglen, PA 19310
Excellent
82%
Good
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5 based on 11 reviews

Wolf's Hollow County Park

Reviewed By BeachLiz - Ocean View, Delaware

This was our first visit here on Halloween. It's in a really nice area and feels very safe. There was all kinds of scenery--hills, fields, woods, flat ground, stream, old homes--this park has it all!! It was so pretty too with all the fall foliage.

I envy anyone who lives nearby. I would LOVE to run there!!

10. Shady Maple Farm Market

1324 Main St, Blue Ball, PA 17519-9508 +1 717-354-4981
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

Shady Maple Farm Market

Reviewed By nomastomasalready - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Flat out a foodie destination. The fresh vegetables and fruit, so many from the Amish and Mennonite soil of Lancaster Pennsylvania, will sate your figurative salad bowl. Watch out for half peck discount specials of slightly blemished produce, all of which would pass most any muster.

Their bakery rivals some of the best I have experienced in the Park Slope and Midwood sections of Brooklyn during their hay days.

Then there's Pizza, put together by Pennsylvania Dutch ladies. Plain, sausage, vegetable, and the ultimate, Philly Cheese Steak Pizza. The last is a perfect amalgam of regional comfort food. If you find an egg broken on your pizza superb, you'll understand the cheese steak pizza.

The fresh fish department vends cod fish cakes. Yes, fresh ones are hard to find. And indeed they offer a wide variety of whole fish too.

It's the meat department, though, where I discover fresh (unsmoked) kielbasa and try three pounds for a New Years feast. The results were worth the effort.

Cut into two inch pieces, I braised each slightly on two sides in peanut oil and remove to a crock pot. Then a Slavic sort of roux arises when I sautée two chopped onions, three cloves of crushed garlic, and two tablespoons of prepared mustard thinned with a dash of vodka in the remaining oil. To this gets added sauerkraut, drained but not rinsed, white pepper, paprika, salt and all mixed over heat to blend.

This roux is then layered with the kielbasa in the slow cooker to which we add 12 ounces of Belgian styled ale, and a quarter cup of Chablis to cover. Cook on low for eight hours. Overnight the crock pot in a cold barn or garage, then cook two more hours on high.

Some of my harshest critics (in laws don't you know) claim this to be the best I've ever made. I credit the Amish for a perfect Kielbasa z Kapusta Kiszona.

Happy new year!

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