Escapes: Details, New Wilmington, Pa.
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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.
225 Mercer St., Volant
Small, quaint bed-and-breakfast about four miles from New Wilmington. Rooms from $95.
Pine Hills Inn
4735 Old Mercer Rd., Volant
Bed-and-breakfast in an Amish-built house from 1879. Rooms from $89.
The Tavern on the Square
108 N. Market St.
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.
Serves specialty coffees and teas as well as baked goods, soup and deli sandwiches and panini. Lunch from $4.
227 State Route 18
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.
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.
550 Main St., Volant
This country store, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in September. is being renovated to restore its original gristmill capabilities.