by Brigita McKelvie
. . . . as you are driving down the road, you
see a Dollar General Store, but instead of cars zipping in and out of the
parking lot, you see horse drawn buggies. These horse drawn buggies are
owned by the Amish. They are a common sight to see in Southeastern
Pennsylvania. The Amish use horsepower differently than we do.
Horses instead of engines are used to pull their buggies, wagons and equipment
to help the farming and much of the heavy work around the farm. The Amish
greatly rely on their horses. Pennsylvania Dutch is widely spoken in this
part of Pennsylvania by the Amish.
. . . . you see gorgeous scenery and mountains
driving through the Northeastern part of Pennsylvania. Northeastern
Pennsylvania is known for the famous Pocono Mountains with its many resorts,
campgrounds, gorgeous waterfalls and hiking trails, such as the Appalachian trail.
It is a great area for vacationers to spend time relaxing in the country,
enjoying nature and the simple life. For those of us that enjoy the
outdoors with our equine friends, many horseback riding trails can also be
found throughout. The Poconos also have great areas
for those that enjoy winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snow
tubing, even horseback riding on trails in the snow.
. . . . you see open fields, some
planted, some fenced with cows or horses grazing, others with various farm
animals. Portions of Eastern Pennsylvania have some beautiful farmland
and countryside. Parts of Pennsylvania are known for some of its historic
barns. Some of these barns have been around since the 1800's, some even
as early as the mid 1700's. A few of the barns will have hex signs
painted on the sides, which the Pennsylvania Dutch are well known for.
Each hex sign has a particular meaning.
. . . . historic stone or log homes can be
Many areas of Eastern Pennsylvania have
historic stone or log homes, some dating back to the 1700's. Some are
large, elegant homes, while others are small homes, with each one having that
certain charm and homey feeling about them.
. . . . numerous trucks hooked up to horse
trailers can be seen parked at various locations. Eastern Pennsylvania
has many places and activities that are geared towards the equestrians.
The Devon Fairgrounds, Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Bucks County
Horse Park, numerous areas with horseback riding trails, and many other venues
that hold horse shows, clinics, etc.
. . . a game of polo played on an open
field. Tinicum Park in Bucks County has a polo club. Every weekend
during the summer months, the public is welcome to stop in and see a game
of polo. It is quite an experience if you haven't seen a game played
The next time you see any of these things, you can be sure that
you are in Eastern Pennsylvania.
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