There is a charming little village called Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, about a hour or so from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I discovered this charming village when I was looking for a place to visit while visiting friends in Philadelphia. I was doing some research on where to visit since I have been many times to Philadelphia and had visited the historical parts, when I came across Peddler’s Village. As I kept doing research on this village, I grew more intrigued. So we made plans for later in the day to visit this area and have some fun. What I did not realize is that this place is actually a tourist destination, that many people head there to visit. I am not sure what I was thinking, but I was not thinking that it was a major tourist destination.
Peddler’s Village is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is considered “the” place to be to shop and have fun. They have an area where you are able to park, but if you come later in the day, you will have a hard time finding a place to park. Once you find your parking spot, you begin your trek to the shops that are located in various areas of the Village. There is over seventy shops that are spread out within walking distance and there is something for everyone who is looking for treasures. Along the main road, there are several restaurants and several shops before you head into the main village where you visit many shops in a circular pattern. You can get a map of the area in any of the shops so you can plan where you want to go. If you plan your visit in October, like we did, you will see an incredible display of many Scarecrows that were in the annual Scarecrow Competition.
There are over seventy shops that are unique and upscale. It is amazing what you see as you are visiting these shops. They have various items that go from historical, books, gifts, foods, and so much more. It seems that this village has a little of everything for someone who is looking for a gift or just browsing. There is even a shop just for dogs and cats, where you can take your animal inside and browse. There are various restaurants in the village that are upscale and range from inexpensive to pricey.
The Nut Kettle is one of these fascinating shops that has a wonderful display of nuts, Kettle Korn Crunch, fudges, toffee, and so much more. This place is a haven for those who love nuts and other assortment products. They have an incredible display of what they sell and it is an amazing little shop. One of the most interesting items that they carry is butter toffee cashews and they are simply delicious.
Canterberry Tales Forever is another one of these unique shops that has large selection of various books and extras. This small bookstore has just about everything that a book lover could want. They have the newest books and also the New York Times bestsellers. The books range from children’s to adult books. There is something for everyone here. Whatever your interests are, they certainly have it.
Grandpa Hicks Cheese & Gourmet is the place to go if you want to taste some of the best cheeses in the area and even in the country. They do offer other items, such as different blends of coffee and so forth, but their special cheeses are simply incredible. Also of interest to those who like their food on the “hot” side is an area that is special for hot sauces.
Pigadilly’s is another place for family or if you are just interested in a treat that will satisfy you. This is “the” place to go for ice cream of all flavors and varieties. If you want a place to cool down after walking for a while, then this is the place to go to do that. If you want a treat to treat yourself, then this place is where you want to go to have an enjoyable ice cream cone or dish.
Also available in the village is the fact that there is carriage riding. For a certain price, you are able to be driven around the village by a rider and a horse. It is a comfortable way to spend the afternoon as you are being driven around in comfort and style. There are so many stores that have what anyone would like and want. There is a place called Giggleberry Fair where you and your family can have the most fun that you have ever have or will have. They have maze that is intriguing for those who like to puzzle things out. This village is such a great place to go if you wish to wile away a day. Even if you don’t end up buying anything, you will know that you have had an experience that you will not forget for a long time.