Gravy Boats & Scoot Coupes

“Everything in Amish Country is closed on Sundays!”  This is an utterance of frustration we’ve heard from many visitors.  In actuality, while many things are closed Sundays, there are options for (which we list in our publication) Sunday activities.  However, when it comes to Thanksgiving Day, that is well and truly a day when everything (or just about everything) is closed in Amish Country.  

If you happen to be in the area on Thanksgiving and you are looking for something to do, there is in fact one activity available.  Strasburg Scooters offers a Thanksgiving Day Tour.  The tour is conducted using 50cc scooters, like small motorcycles, but you don’t need a special license to ride them.  A limited number of “scoot coupes” are available.  These are three-wheeled (two in front, one in the back) seated conveyances that are more like a small car than a motorcycle.  Whichever version of scooter you choose, the excursion takes place as a leisurely ride through the Amish farmland, following a local expert guide as they lead the convoy through historic covered bridges, Amish one-room schoolhouses, and the winding backroads of the Amish community.  

The tour always sells out, so be sure to get your reservation in early.  Call (717) 344-2488 or visit to book your spot.  The Thanksgiving Day Tour is, as you might imagine, offered on November 24th, 2022. The tour starts at 9:00 am (there is only one departure) and lasts about 2 to 3 hours.

— Clinton Martin