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With BeLocal, there’s no need to wonder where longtime residents go for fun, food, shopping, activities, and more. Simply flip through the pages of your free BeLocal magazine to discover local favorites.

Thousands of new movers (and locals) have turned to BeLocal for guidance. Our magazine shares stories and descriptions of community gems — and so much more. BeLocal is the perfect resource to find dependable businesses to suit whatever needs you may have. As your go-to guide for all things local, we’re so happy you’re here.

When it comes to advice you can trust, who better to hear from than long-time community residents?

Take a peek inside the latest issue for words of wisdom and smart suggestions from true locals.

Starting over in a new hometown is never simple.

But through BeLocal, you can easily explore local living at its finest. Check out the articles below to learn more about some of the best “hidden gems” the community has to offer.

Photo by Jasmine Sweigart

A Bountiful Harvest!

Local Farmers' Markets in the "Garden Spot"!

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Cabalar Neighborhood Butcher & Eatery

A Full Plate

Presenting an Appetizing Sampler of Some of Lancaster's Best Eateries

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Climber's Run
Photo by Michael Robinson Photography

Feeling At Home in Lancaster, Naturally!

Explore the Local Nature Preserves of Lancaster Conservancy

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Art Matters Studio

Out of the House and Into the FUN!

Explore the BEST local venues for entertaining the kids – for birthdays or every day

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The newly renovated Culliton Park in Lancaster City. Photo by Michelle Johnsen Photography

Play Time!

Take Your Kids to Some of the Best Playgrounds Around!

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Ville + Rue by Domaci. Photo by Jasmine Sweigart

Shopping Lancaster Style

Lancaster's Abundance of Unique Shops and Boutiques Make It Easy to Support Local!

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Meet Your Publisher

Sheldon Esch

Sheldon Esch

A native of Lancaster County, Sheldon lives in Manheim Township with his wife, Monica, and their two teenage boys. Their black labradoodle, Trevor, and their grey cat, Orbit, also keep life interesting! Sheldon has thoroughly enjoyed creating local publications since 2014 and the opportunities they've provided to connect his clients with their ideal customers while highlighting the best of what this beautiful and vibrant community has to offer!

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Looking for a great place to get pasture-raised chicken, organic fruits and veggies, homemade Shoe Fly pie and more? @harvestlanefarm on Oregon Road has an amazing selection of all of these and so much more! You can even order online for pick-up or delivery with just a $10 order minimum. Shopping local in Lancaster County is easy as pie 🥧

#harvestlanefarm #lititzpa #buylocalpa #lancastercountypa #discoverlancasterpa #explorelancaster #belocallancaster #welcometolancaster #welcometolancastercounty #visitPA
Ferncliff Wildflower and Wildlife Preserve is a 65 acre National Natural Landmark on Benton Hollow Rd. in Drumore. The land, donated by Dr. Henry H. Huffnagle in 1996, features two trails (the Blue Trail is easy and connects to the Overlook Trail, which is moderate thanks to a steep climb and switchbacks) an old-growth forest, and an abundance of spring wildflowers. The Preserve also boasts lots of opportunities to see bald eagles, as they nest nearby and can be seen both soaring and hunting for fish in Barnes Run 🦅 

📸: Jenn Teson

#Ferncliff #FerncliffPreserve #SusquehannaRiverlands #lancasterpa #lancasterpennsylvania #lancastercountypa #discoverlancasterpa #explorelancaster #belocallancaster #welcometolancaster #welcometolancastercounty #visitPA
According to the @lancasteragcouncil, Lancaster County is home to over 5,100 farms, 99% of family-owned. Lancaster County is also the #4 county in the entire United States for production of poultry and eggs. When you shop local from Lancaster County farms, you're supporting farm families and their employees, workforce development, tourism, and land preservation! 

#lancasterfarmfresh #shoplocal #shoplancaster #buylocalpa #lancastercountypa #discoverlancasterpa #explorelancaster #belocallancaster #welcometolancaster #welcometolancastercounty #visitPA
Storm brewing… 
#belocallancaster #downtownlancaster #griestbuilding #thunderstormphotography
Did you know that @strasburgrailroad's No. 1223 once operated in downtown Lancaster? Built in 1905, No. 1223 pulled passenger trains along the Pennsylvania Railroad for many years, providing service to local businesses and entertainment venues, like the then-named Fulton Opera House! 

#strasburgrailroad #trainsofinstagram #trainspotting #historylovers #lancasterpa #lancastercounty #discoverlancaster #belocallancaster #lancasterhistory
@decadeslancaster is opening for Friday lunches! Join them for lunch starting at Noon this Friday, May 20 and receive a $5 food voucher for your next Friday Lunch Visit!

Haven’t been to Decades yet? You're in for a treat! Located in the historic Stahr Armory on North Queen St., Decades serves tasty mocktails & cocktails, a full menu of delicious eats (including gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options), six bowling lanes, and an arcade with over 30 retro games. Visit their website for hours, reservations, a menu, and more!

#decades #lancaster #lancastercity #downtownlancaster #belocallancaster #welcometolancaster #welcometolancastercounty #visitPA #SpringItOnPA
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