Lancaster's location on the Chesapeake Bay gives visitors and residents access to fresh-from-the-water fish, crabs, and oysters. This means superb seafood choices at many local restaurants on and off the water. Dining options in Lancaster County are as varied as your palate.
While in Irvington, sophisticated shopping, coffee and ice cream cafes, and delicious food round start your adventure. If antiquing is your thing, Lancaster is a rewarding destination. Visit Kilmarnock to scour several fine antiques shops that feature variety in style and era and knowledgeable staff to assist you. A stroll down Kilmarnock’s Main Street will introduce you to charming shops and restaurants with clothing, jewelry, decorative accessories and more in the mix. Just a few miles away, White Stone awaits your exploration. A favorite among locals for its cache of restaurants that serve original culinary delights plus charming boutiques with gifts for that special someone.
The waters of the Potomac River, Rappahannock River, the Chesapeake Bay and their tributaries provide a haven for boaters and water enthusiasts, and have supported a fishing industry for generations. Sail where John Smith explored in 1608!
More than 350 years old and created during our country's beginning, Lancaster County is home to intriguing historic sites that preserve and exhibit the area’s important history. Museums and cultural opportunities abound, celebrating the region’s rich cultural heritage, beginning with its colonial roots and shaped through time by the bounty of Chesapeake Bay.