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

November 9, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Leola, formerly part of the Leacock-Leola-Bareville CDP before consolidating into the current census-designated place for the 2010 census, is a community in Upper Leacock and West Earl Townships in Lancaster County in the state of Pennsylvania. It is located along Pennsylvania Route 23 between the city of Lancaster and the borough of New Holland. As of the 2010 census the population was 7,214 residents.
Restaurants in Leola

1. Sight & Sound Theatres

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

2. Lapp Valley Farm

244 Mentzer Rd, New Holland, PA 17557-9507 +1 717-354-7988
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
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!

3. Riehl's Quilts and Crafts

247 E Eby Rd, Leola, PA 17540-9509 +1 717-656-0697
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Riehl's Quilts and Crafts

Reviewed By Ken N - Toms River, New Jersey

While they do have beautiful quilts and a lot of them, they have become one of the more expensive places to buy quilts. They range in price from about $600 to over $1,000. Probably better looking at the small shops if possible, unless your main goal is to see a huge inventory. Most of the people working there are friendly, They do sell other items, including a lot of things which are homemade. they sell pillows , but are limited in the designs on them. This has become more for buses and tours than just the ordinary family coming in, but that is how a lot of the area is now. I usually try to deal from the locals and the less commercialized ones when possible.

4. Strasburg Scooters

242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
Excellent
93%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!

5. Bird in Hand Bake Shop

542 Gibbons Rd, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9783 +1 717-656-7947
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Bird in Hand Bake Shop

Reviewed By Christine C - USA

I have been stopping at the Bird in Hand Bake Shop for decades and each visit is better than the previous! When you walk inside, you are greeted warmly by the Amish and Mennonite workers and can smell the delicious aromas of their baked goods. No matter what type of baked goods you like, they have it! From all types of cookies (including sugar free and gluten free options) to breads to pies and sticky buns, there is something that you will love! During the summer, their ice cream also appears to be a popular option too!

In addition to their baked goods, they also sell souvenirs and locally made crafts. While some of their souvenirs are generic (i.e. stuffed animals and Christmas decor), most of it is locally made (quillos, cookbooks, Amish made keychains, coin purses, table runners etc.).

Outside, there are areas to sit and relax and watch buggies passing by. For the little ones and animal lovers, there is also a small petting zoo which you can visit. During the warmer months, an Amish run pretzel stand (based in a food truck) is on the property and sells pretzel dogs, pretzel sandwiches and other goodies.

6. The Old Country Store

3510 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534-7008 +1 717-768-7101
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

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.

7. American Music Theatre

2425 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602-1423 +1 717-397-7700
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

American Music Theatre

American Music Theatre is the only theatre of its kind in the country that features both touring concerts and Original Shows. This 1,600-seat theatre hosts more than 300 live performances a year – from Broadway tours to rock legends to famous comedians to today’s hottest acts. Since its debut in 1997, they’ve welcomed Grammy winners, CMA winners, Tony winners, and even Oscar winners to their stage. They’ve also featured some of the most talented musicians, vocalists, and dancers in the nation in their own Original Shows. No other theatre in the region offers a wider variety of performances, year in and year out. Take the opportunity to catch a show in the comfort of one of the most premier venues on the East Coast for live entertainment.

Reviewed By creativetraveler - New York

We always love the shows at the American music theater. The Christmas show was spectacular. The voices, the dancing, the music, the costumes all made to show a wonderful experience. I do wish the staff would be a little bit friendlier. Many seem to lose their patients very quickly when asked questions. Maybe it was just the hecticness of the season.

8. AAA Buggy Rides

3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534-7007
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

AAA Buggy Rides

An amazing Horse and Buggy Ride through Amish Country and a real covered bridge on a back country road. You can also get out of the buggy and tour a private working Amish farm to experience Authentic Amish life first hand.

Reviewed By SnowyShasta - Portland, Oregon

We took a 35-minute buggy ride with AAA buggy rides. It was really more of a wagon, not what I'd consider a buggy, which held about 10 people. My son enjoyed the offer to sit up front with the driver. The ride was more of a ride than a tour - the driver answered questions they were asked and volunteered a little information, but most of the ride was in silence. We followed a basically circular route that went past Amish farms and schools and some nice pastoral landscape. Tip - we were able to print a voucher from their website that gave $2 off for each person in our group, which was nice. When we visited, on a Friday in July, we signed up and had about 30 minutes to wait before our ride. The area has several shops and food options all in the same parking lot area, so we found it pretty easy to wander around and kill time until our ride started.

9. Bird in Hand Farmers Market

2710 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706 +1 717-393-9674
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 607 reviews

Bird in Hand Farmers Market

Reviewed By Willof72

Bird in Hand Farmers Market is a must stop when we are in the area. The place is ram jam packed with so many varieties of goods, foods and deliciousness. Breads, jellies, meats, veggies, fudge and my two weaknesses…cheese & beef jerky. It’s a great stop to make before heading home from your visit to the area. All in all…definitely give them a try!

10. Zooks Mill Covered Bridge

1015 Log Cabin Rd, Leola, PA 17540-9768 +1 717-299-8901
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Zooks Mill Covered Bridge

Reviewed By Tom B - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

We have used this bridge more times than I can count. I never realized it was anything special, but I guess most areas no longer have wooden covered bridges. More interesting for the tourist.

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