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Pa-Dutch-Region encompasses a historically interesting area of southeastern Pennsylvania. It was settled during the 1700s by a high percentage of Lutherans, Moravian, Amish, Mennonite and other German sectarian immigrants. The term "Pennsylvania Dutch Region" was used to describe the region in the 20th century for its' distinctive culture and Deitsch language, which was commonly used among residents. In recent decades, however, the population has gradually changed and the phrase has more of a tourism connotation. Originally, the immigrants settled the area with dreams of owning their own farms. Later, the industrial revolution brought coal, iron, canals and railroads to the largely agricultural region. The residents who spoke English, rather than the Deitsch dialect, were simply called "the English" by the Dutch. They dominated the engineering and managerial positions of the industrial factories, while the Dutch were the major workforce. By the middle of the 20th century, both the Amish and "the English" began to promote the area as a tourist destination. There are still lots of Old Order Amish and Mennonites who have retained their 18th century way of life, including using a horse and carriage for transportation. Nearby attractions include Susquehannock State Park, Strasburg Railroad, Gettysburg National Military Park and Dutch Wonderland, which his an amusement park.

Surrounding areas: Lancaster, Pennsylvania (12.6 mi), Hershey, Pennsylvania (16.1 mi), Intercourse, Pennsylvania (18.2 mi), Reading, Pennsylvania (24.3 mi), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (27.9 mi), Pottstown, Pennsylvania (37.6 mi)

Pa Dutch Region Vacation Rentals

Pa Dutch Region Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn Manheim2764 Lebanon RdManheim, PA4.4 mi.(717) 665-6600
Rodeway Inn2931 Lebanon RdManheim, PA4.4 mi.(717) 665-2755
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Manheim1475 Lancaster RdManheim, PA5.8 mi.(877) 720-1202
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites101 Crosswinds DrLititz, PA5.9 mi.(717) 625-2366
Ephrata Motel535 S State StEphrata, PA9.5 mi.(717) 733-0566
Fairfield Inn Lancaster150 Granite Run DrLancaster, PA9.5 mi.(717) 581-1800
Hilton Garden Inn101 Granite Run DrLancaster, PA9.5 mi.(717) 560-0880
Quality Inn & Suites2363 Oregon PikeLancaster, PA9.6 mi.(717) 569-0477
The 1777 House At Doneckers301 W Main StEphrata, PA9.7 mi.(717) 733-8696
Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain Springs380 E Main StEphrata, PA10.3 mi.(717) 733-0661
Best Western Eden Resort Inn & Conf Center222 Eden RdLancaster, PA10.5 mi.(717) 569-6444
Travelodge1492 Lititz PikeLancaster, PA10.8 mi.(717) 393-0771
Doneckers The Guest House318-324 N State StEphrata, PA11.2 mi.(717) 733-8696
Days Inn - Lancaster30 Keller AveLancaster, PA11.3 mi.(717) 299-5700
Comfort Inn Sherwood Knoll500 Centerville RdLancaster, PA11.4 mi.(717) 898-2431
Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown147 Merts DrElizabethtown, PA11.5 mi.(717) 367-4000
Westfield Motor Inn2929 Hempland RdLancaster, PA11.5 mi.(717) 397-9300
Mainstay Suites Of Lancaster314 Primrose LnMountville, PA12.0 mi.(717) 285-2500
Sleep Inn & Suites310 Primrose LnMountville, PA12.0 mi.(717) 285-0444
Travelodge Lancaster2101 Columbia AveLancaster, PA12.1 mi.(717) 397-4201
Hotel Brunswick151 N Queen StLancaster, PA12.4 mi.(717) 397-4800
Hampton Inn545 Greenfield RdLancaster, PA12.5 mi.(717) 299-1200
Courtyard By Marriott1931 Hospitality DrLancaster, PA12.6 mi.(717) 393-3600
Econo Lodge North2165 US Hwy 30 ELancaster, PA12.6 mi.(717) 299-6900
Econo Lodge South2140 US Hwy 30 EastLancaster, PA12.6 mi.(717) 397-1900
Fulton Steamboat InnRt 30 E & Rt 896Lancaster, PA12.6 mi.(717) 299-9999
Olde Hickory Inn600 Olde Hickory RdLancaster, PA12.6 mi.(717) 569-0477
Comfort Inn3903 Abel DrColumbia, PA13.0 mi.(717) 285-9100
Palmyra Motel1071 E Main StPalmyra, PA13.5 mi.(717) 838-1324
Comfort Inn2015 N Reading RdDenver, PA13.8 mi.(717) 336-4649
Holiday Inn Lancaster County1 Denver RdDenver, PA13.9 mi.(717) 336-7541
Hawthorn Inn & Suites2045 Lincoln Hwy EastLancaster, PA14.1 mi.(717) 290-7100
Penna Dutch Motel2275 N Reading RdDenver, PA14.3 mi.(215) 267-5559
Howard Johnson2100 Lincoln Hwy ELancaster, PA14.4 mi.(717) 397-7781
Super 8 Motel2129 Lincoln Hwy ELancaster, PA14.5 mi.(717) 393-8888
Your Place Country Inn2133 Lincoln Hwy ELancaster, PA14.5 mi.(717) 393-3413
Triangle Motel1518 E Chocolate AveHershey, PA14.7 mi.(717) 533-2384
Quality Inn2250 Lincoln Hwy ELancaster, PA14.8 mi.(717) 393-5499
Smoketown Motor Lodge190 Eastbrook RdSmoketown, PA14.8 mi.(717) 397-6944
Lancaster Host Resort2300 Lincoln Hwy ELancaster, PA14.9 mi.(717) 299-5500
Bed & Breakfast
The Gerhart House B & B287 Duke StEphrata, PA10.2 mi.( ) -
Berry Patch Bed & Breakfast115 Moore RdLebanon, PA14.3 mi.(717) 865-7219
Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast50 NE DrHershey, PA16.1 mi.(717) 533-2603
Blue Ball Bed & Breakfast1075 Main StBlue Ball, PA17.5 mi.(717) 355-9994
Forge B&BRR 1Pine Grove, PA23.1 mi.(570) 345-8349

Pa Dutch Region Weather & Climate

Southeast Pennsylvania lies within the humid continental climate zone, but the weather varies according to area and altitude. The state experiences four seasons, but each can vary in temperature depending on location. Summers, in general, tend to be long, hot and humid, particularly in the southeast. The mountainous areas are likely to be cooler and less humid. Autumns are usually moderate and a pleasant time to travel. Winters are cold with snow, especially in the mountains. July tends to be the warmest month, and although temperatures can reach over 90 F in the southeast, average temperatures are usually about 80 F. January is the coldest time of year, with temperatures dropping to about 23 F. Tornadoes and floods are possible in southeast Pennsylvania.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 20°F 3.25 in. -
February 41°F 22°F 2.36 in. -
March 51°F 30°F 3.37 in. -
April 63°F 39°F 3.45 in. -
May 73°F 49°F 4.32 in. -
June 81°F 58°F 4.49 in. -
July 85°F 62°F 4.75 in. -
August 83°F 60°F 3.24 in. -
September 76°F 52°F 4.16 in. -
October 65°F 41°F 3.31 in. -
November 53°F 33°F 3.63 in. -
December 42°F 25°F 3.07 in. -

Pa Dutch Region Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Harrisburg International airport (MDT) located about 21 miles west of Pa Dutch Region in Harrisburg ( Middletown ), Pennsylvania, the New Castle County airport (ILG) located approximately 54 miles southeast of Pa Dutch Region in Wilmington, Delaware, the Lehigh Valley International airport (ABE) located roughly 57 miles northeast of Pa Dutch Region in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and finally the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located around 63 miles southeast of Pa Dutch Region in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pa Dutch Region Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA12.6 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA16.1 mi.
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA34.2 mi.
KnoebelsElysburgPA46.0 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA53.3 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE56.8 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD57.6 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA68.3 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA75.9 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ78.0 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ78.3 mi.
Pocono Play ParkBartonsvillePA78.7 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ84.9 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ87.5 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD88.0 mi.
JeepersRockvilleMD88.8 mi.
Water Parks
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA45.0 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA53.3 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ73.6 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA75.9 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA79.4 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE93.2 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD106.0 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ114.8 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA114.8 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ117.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Evergreen Golf Course IncManheimPA4.1 mi.
Iron Valley Golf ClubCornwallPA4.4 mi.
Fairview Golf CourseQuentinPA6.5 mi.
Tree Top Golf CourseManheimPA7.0 mi.
Four Seasons Golf CourseLandisvillePA9.0 mi.
Pine Meadows Golf ComplexLebanonPA9.1 mi.
Royal Oaks Golf ClubLebanonPA9.1 mi.
Overlook Golf CourseLancasterPA9.5 mi.
Foxchase Golf ClubStevensPA11.1 mi.
Waynesboro Municipal Golf CourseWaynesboroPA11.7 mi.
Hawk Valley Golf ClubDenverPA12.2 mi.
Kings Mountain Golf CourseRockwoodPA12.4 mi.
Lebanon Valley Golf CourseMyerstownPA13.2 mi.
Olde Hickory Golf CourseLancasterPA13.2 mi.
Freeport Mills Golf CourseLebanonPA13.4 mi.
Par Line Golf CourseElizabethtownPA13.4 mi.
Rustic Meadows Camping & GolfElizabethtownPA13.4 mi.
Springside Par 3 Golf CourseReinholdsPA13.4 mi.
Crossgates Golf CourseMillersvillePA15.5 mi.
Spring Creek Golf CourseHersheyPA15.9 mi.
Galen Hall Country ClubWernersvillePA16.8 mi.
Blue Mountain View Golf CourseFredericksburgPA17.2 mi.
Manor Golf CourseSinking SpringPA17.3 mi.
Beaver Bend Par 3HummelstownPA18.2 mi.
Manada Golf ClubGrantvillePA18.2 mi.
Sunset Golf CourseMiddletownPA18.9 mi.
Monroe Valley Golf CourseJonestownPA19.1 mi.
Green Acres Golf ClubBernvillePA19.9 mi.
Village Greens Golf CourseSinking SpringPA19.9 mi.
Hickory Heights Golf ClubBridgevillePA20.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Doe MountainMacungiePA47.2 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA52.4 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ73.6 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ73.6 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA79.4 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA83.1 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA85.9 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA100.3 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA102.7 mi.
Ski SawmillMorrisPA107.1 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA110.3 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA113.3 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ116.2 mi.
State Parks
Samuel S Lewis State ParkPA18.2 mi. 
Memorial Lake State ParkPA19.0 mi. 
Swatara State ParkPA21.0 mi. 
Nolde Forest State ParkPA22.0 mi. 
Swatara State ParkPA23.1 mi. 
Susquehannock State ParkPA28.2 mi. 
Gifford Pinchot State ParkPA29.2 mi. 
French Creek State ParkPA30.1 mi. 
Marsh Creek State ParkPA35.0 mi. 
Franklin and Marshall College's North MuseumLancasterPA12.6 mi.(Science)
North Museum of Natural History and ScienceLancasterPA12.6 mi.(Science)
Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster CountyLancasterPA12.6 mi.(Art)
Watch and Clock Museum of the NAWCCColumbiaPA14.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Watch & Clock MuseumColumbiaPA14.6 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Bus TransportationHersheyPA16.1 mi.(Technology)
Hershey MuseumHersheyPA16.1 mi.(History)
Historical Society of Berks County PennsylvaniaReadingPA24.3 mi.(History)
York County Heritage TrustYorkPA26.1 mi.(History)
Museum of Scientific DiscoveryHarrisburgPA27.9 mi.(Science)
The Condiment Packet GalleryWest ChesterPA43.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Brandywine River MuseumChadds FordPA47.1 mi.(History)
Valley Forge Historical Society MuseumValley ForgePA47.7 mi.(History)
Rockwood MuseumWilmingtonDE53.9 mi.(History)
Winterthur MeseumWilmingtonDE53.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Delaware History CenterWilmingtonDE53.9 mi.(History)
Hagley MuseumWilmingtonDE53.9 mi.(History)
Read House and GardensNew CastleDE56.8 mi.(History)
The Roth Living Farm Museum of Delaware Valley CollegeNorth WalesPA57.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA16.1 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE53.9 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD65.3 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD65.3 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA65.8 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA67.8 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ68.6 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC98.0 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ117.5 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY119.3 mi.

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