Explore Lancaster County by Bike

Explore Lancaster County by Bike

Biking is one of the best ways to see Lancaster, PA! Picture taken on the Warwick Ephrata Rail Trail (WERT) I started biking frequently in 2020 as a way to get outside and stay busy during the pandemic. I fell in love with the freedom you feel while biking all around Lancaster County. Whether you're an avid cyclist or just looking for a fun way to explore, biking in Lancaster is a great choice! We have popular 3 biking trails not far from the Twin Pine Manor Bed & Breakfast that are great choices for any cyclist! Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail This biking trail is the closest to us here at the B&B. The Trailhead in Downtown Ephrata is just 3 miles from the B&B! It is an 7.5 mile trail that travels thru farms and small towns. It is a great place for walking, too! Lebanon Valley Rails To Trails This 20 mile trail passes thru the quaint area of Mount Gretna. Mount…

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Fun Weekday Activities in Lancaster, PA

Fun Weekday Activities in Lancaster, PA

Planning a trip during the week can be the perfect way to escape your day-to-day routine. Lancaster City Area Lancaster Central Market, the oldest continuously running farmers market in the USA (Tues, Fri, Sat 6A-3P)Building Character, a marketplace of Vintage, recycled, & handmade (open 7 days a week)Southern Market- Brand new food hall centered around multicultural foods, local brews, wines & spirts. (Weds-Sun)Lancaster History Museum, tour President James Buchannan's Wheatland mansion (Wed-Sat) Lititz, PA Area Main Street & Board Street in Lititz. Explore quaint shops, stroll thru the park, and don't miss Wilbur Chocolate. Sturgis Pretzel Bakery- offering tours of the first pretzel bakery in America 7 days a weekArtisan Mill Company, a vendor marketplace featuring sellers of handmade & curated goods. (Tues-Sun) Lancaster County Area Kitchen…

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Stay Calm & Bake Pie with Twin Pine Manor B&B

Stay Calm & Bake Pie with Twin Pine Manor B&B

Apple Crumb Pie In 2005 I joined my mom in opening Grand Traverse Pie Company, a local franchise that sold about 100 pies per day. Of the 50 plus varieties of pies that we made my very favorite was good old apple pie. Who does not love apple pie? This recipe brings the classic apple pie to the next level with a buttery crumb topping. You can make it even more decadent with caramel sauce and salty toasted pecans.  I can smell the cinnamon and apples now! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pie crust, if making from scratch.  Apple Pie Filling: 7 medium sliced apples, Granny Smith are the best for pie making1 tablespoon lemon juice1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon½ tsp nutmeg1/8 teaspoon salt1 9-inch deep dish pie shell (store bought or your favorite recipe) Crumb Topping: 1/2 cup…

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