After a very long, 7 hours, and very expensive, $100 plus in turnpike tolls, we’ve landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the next 2 weeks. And what a nice spot to have landed. We are currently parked at the Old Mill Stream Campground just outside of town. The location is perfect for visiting the surrounding Amish towns such as Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse, Strasburg and Lititz. It’s also within a half hour drive of Hershey and Harrisburg, the state capitol. With so much to see and do, I’m certain we won’t have nearly enough time to see everything. We will, at the very least, tackle the list of places to visit that I received from our daughter Kristi’s best friend Amy, and Amy’s husband Brent. Amy comes here frequently as she has family in the area. Nothing better than an insiders point of view. (Thanks Amy & Brent for your input. It is deeply appreciated.)
The campground is connected to the Dutch Wonderland amusement park. I have no idea what this campground is like in peak season when the park is open, but for the time being, it’s uncrowded and quiet. It’s selfish to say, but we like it when the Summer camping season is over. We’ve learned that’s the case with the majority of fulltime RVers.
The staff is pleasant. The grounds are clean and well tended. The RV park offers 139 sites, 4 of them are electric and water only, the rest are full hookups. All sites appear to be level, gravel sites with patio areas. There are 8 sites designated for tenting, 4 attractive cabins and a modular home for rental, and best of all, 5 tepees. The tepees have wood floors to keep campers off the ground. We checked them out and found them clean and roomy. All sites have tables and firepits.
The RV sites
For amenities, Old Mill Stream offers a combination office and store with camping supplies, wood and propane. 3 bathhouses, a sanitation station. and 2 laundromats are on the premises, again, very clean. There are 2 pavilions, a game room and a playground for the kiddies.
The campground sits on a narrow river where several bench seats are scattered, perfect for watching the geese and ducks that reside here. Across the way is a farm with its lush fields and various crops. Don pointed out that it was Amish owned as he had watched the farmer working the fields with his big, Belgian workhorses. A sight we’d often witnessed in Shipshewana, Indiana.
The only drawback of this park, to us at least, are the rates. At $50 a night, it’s pricier than what we normally budget for. However, once in awhile it is nice to splurge.
Here’s lookin’ at you kid…………………..