Day Trips

Day Trip: Lititz, PA

Wanting to take advantage of the fall weather, we recently spent a day in and around Lititz, PA.


We began with a late-morning walk through Speedwell Forge County Park. The woodland trail goes along (and then over) a creek as well as alongside fields. Though it did include a few inclines, it was an easy hike and a picturesque start to our outing.

Next, we headed into the center of Lititz for lunch and shopping. Downtown Lititz is one of the prettiest town centers around, and the Bull’s Head Public House occupies a prized place at the head of its main street. The beer list is superb, and the pub-style food is far more refined than you might suppose. After some antique shopping – not to mention a fresh soft pretzel from Sturgis – we were ready to continue on. The only thing missing was a stop at Rooster Street Provisions. We’ll save that for next time.

Our final stop was Waltz Vineyards. Planted on family farmland in the rolling hills west of Lititz, Waltz Vineyards produces a range of quality wines that rank among the best of what’s produced in Pennsylvania. All of the wines are estate grown and bottled, and Waltz offers a local cheese plate to serve alongside their wines. We were particularly impressed by the Old Line Chardonnay. It nearly equals the quality of Unionville Vineyard’s Pheasant Hill Chardonnay, but at almost half the price. After our tasting and cheese plate, we enjoyed the late-afternoon sun on some Adirondack chairs overlooking the countryside. It was difficult not to order more wine and while away the rest of the day in those chairs, but it was only a day trip after all.

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