The Amish Country, Ohio is home to nearly 50,000 Amish people. It is basically a combination of 4 county areas of Ohio –
which are Holmes County, Tuscarawas, Coshocton and Wayne County. The area is situated in the hills of East Central Ohio. This countryside is famous for its scenic beauty and beautiful landscapes. Things to do in Amish Country, Ohio are:
Amish and Mennonite Heritage Centre
The Amish and Mennonite Heritage Centre presents the history on Amish and Mennonite people. The Centre’s building is a Pennsylvania style pioneer barn which has a restored Conestoga Wagon and many other historical artifacts. There is an old school “South Bunker Hills School”, which started in 1857 and gives a detailed description of Amish Schools. The Centre also showcases beautiful Amish local craft, with a gift shop and bookstore.
Amish Country Ohio Theatre
This 325 seat theatre is known for Amish-themed and family friendly entertainment options. There are matinee and evening shows.
Cabin Creek Golf
This is favourite destination for golf lovers! At Cabin Creek Golf there is an 18 hole miniature golf course, for players young and old. Cabin Creek Golf Course is open late in the evening so that people can come and enjoy after a day of sightseeing.
The Farm at Walnut Creek
The Farm at Walnut Creek provides a fun experience for people of all ages. Here you can found more than 500 animals from different continents like Buffaloes, Giraffe, Deer, Elk, llamas etc. You can also see displays of ploughing, seed sowing, canning, threshing, baking and much more.
Some of the popular villages which tourists loves to visit are Berlin, Charm, Mt.Hope, Sugarcreek and Winesburg. You will find many beautiful hand made products in Amish country such as antiques, quilts, furniture and much more.
Holmes County Ohio
Holmes County, Ohio is the centre of Amish country and is the home of largest population of Amish people in Ohio.
Berlin: This is a highly commercial area in Holmes Country and its main attractions are shops and stores, etc.
Charm: This area lies in the South Eastern part of Holmes County and shows the lifestyle of Amish people.
Millersburg: This area is known as “The Old Town” which was discovered by Adam Johnson and Charles Miller in 1815. It is situated in the south eastern part of Holmes County.
There are many options available for dining, accommodation, shopping and sightseeing in Holmes Country. You can enjoy Amish Country riding at the stables of Guggisberg Swiss Inn which offers horse and buggy rides or sleigh rides in winter.
Other places to visit are Canton which is situated in heart of Amish Country and has attractions such as William McKinley Library, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and McKinley Monument