Is "Pennsylvania Dutch" Country Nearby?
"Dutch Country" in Lancaster County PA is about 65 miles or 1 1/2 hours drive west of Washington Crossing PA at the south end of Lower Delaware Scenic Wild & Scenic River.
A direct route to "Dutch" (actually, German) country would be to take Interstate 95 south about 5 miles to Route 1 south for about 8 miles, then Interstate 276/76/the Pennsylvania Turnpike (toll) about 50 to 65 miles west depending on where you begin your tour.
Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lancaster PA
Mennonite Information Center, Lancaster PA
PA State Parks and Historic Sites in the Area
Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster PA
Did You Know?
... experienced mules did not need to be driven by someone on the towpath; they would slack off and speed up on signal from the boatman. A new mule or "greenie," though, might turn out to be a "sitdowner" -- a reaction understandable to those hiking all of the Lower Delaware River's 60-mile towpath. More...