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Escapes: Details, New Wilmington, Pa.

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GETTING THERE

New Wilmington, Pa., is about 300 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 270 north to I-70 west to I-76 west, then take the PA-60 north ramp to I-376 west. Take Exit 9 for Mitchell Road, then turn left onto PA-18 north/Wilmington Road, then slight right onto PA-158 north/State Route 158.

STAYING THERE

Candleford Inn

225 Mercer St., Volant

724-533-4497

www.candlefordinn.com

Small, quaint bed-and-breakfast about four miles from New Wilmington. Rooms from $95.

Pine Hills Inn

4735 Old Mercer Rd., Volant

724-946-2656

www.pinehillsinn.com

Bed-and-breakfast in an Amish-built house from 1879. Rooms from $89.

EATING THERE

The Tavern on the Square

108 N. Market St.

724-946-2020

www.thetavernonthesquare.blogspot.com

Built in 1849, once a stop on the Underground Railroad and still has a tunnel under the foundation. Serves hearty comfort food — don’t miss the homemade sticky buns, part of the menu since 1931. Lunch entrees start at $8; dinner entrees at $11.

Mugsies Coffee Shop

139 S. Market St.

724-946-3684

www.mugsies.com

Serves specialty coffees and teas as well as baked goods, soup and deli sandwiches and panini. Lunch from $4.

PLAYING THERE

Apple Castle

227 State Route 18

724-652-3221

www.applecastle.com

Known for its apples, homemade doughnuts and apple cider. Educational tours of the orchards and farm stand $4 per child and $1 per adult ($40 minimum charge); reservations required. Closed Sundays.

Bent Oak Furniture Shop

Bent Oak Lane, Fayette

Find Amish-made rocking chairs and gliders at this workshop in a small village outside New Wilmington. Rocking chair prices start at $125 for bent oak, $134 for pine with a cherry stain and $145 for bent cherry.

Klondike Rod Co.

97 Leesburg Station Rd.

724-674-0481

www.klondikerod.com

Custom-built fly-fishing rods and reel seats in a renovated barn between New Wilmington and Volant.

Teena’s Quilt Shop

435 Quilt Shop Lane, Volant

Homemade Amish quilts, wall hangings, woven rugs and rag rugs. No credit cards; closed Sunday.

Volant Mills

550 Main St., Volant

724-533-5611

www.volantmills.com

This country store, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in September. is being renovated to restore its original gristmill capabilities.

INFORMATION

www.visitlawrencecounty.com

L.J.W.

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