There is something for everyone in Amish Country. Whether you are a foodie, love the outdoors, can’t get enough shopping, or just want to be entertained, this is our most complete guide of things to do in Amish Country Ohio.
The Quick Guide: Things To Do in Amish Country Ohio
Sink a fork into award-winning contemporary American cuisine at Tarragon, prepared using the freshest local and seasonal ingredients to support and showcase the area. If you like eating like a “localvore,” this will be one of your favorite things to do in Amish Country Ohio.
Sweet tooths will enjoy a stop at Kaufmann Country Bakery for fry pies or Coblentz Chocolates. Kaufman’s fry pies come in all kinds of flavors, like cherry, lemon and elderberry, for a unique twist on the traditionally Southern treat. Coblentz Chocolates is famous for their hand-made candies, and visitors from out of state should be sure to try an Ohioan favorite, the buckeye.
Bask in the Fresh Air
If you’re looking to stretch your legs on a great walk in Amish Country, start with the Mohican Valley Trail. This nice, 4.5-mile rail-trail travels through the countryside and over the Bridge of Dreams , a covered bridge you’ll find along the way. You’ll share the trail with horse-drawn buggies, too. If a more secluded walk sounds better, try the Wilderness Center, which has 10 miles of hiking trails through old growth forest and prairies, passing a lake, pond, and a look-out tower. If you brought your clubs, both the Black Diamond Golf Course and the Fire Ridge Golf Course are worth a visit for any golf lovers.
Only in Amish Country…
Learning about the local people and culture is one of the most unique things to do in Ohio Amish Country. Yoder’s Amish Home is the perfect place to get a hands-on experience in Amish Country. Buggy rides, animals, and a sweet smelling bakery will make this stop memorable for one and all! Yoder’s Amish Home is one of the best things to do in Amish Country Ohio all year round, but especially interesting in the fall, when they hand-stir apple and pumpkin butter.
Those with a nose for history will enjoy Behalt, a stunning 265-ft circular mural chronicling Amish history, and the German Culture Museum, which spotlights the settlements surrounding Berlin and the development of the unique 11 Amish affiliations in Holmes County.
For many visitors, shopping is one of the most important things to do during any stay in Amish Country. If it’s quilts you’re after, visit Swartzentruber Quilts and Helping Hands Quilt Shop to either buy a completed one or pick up supplies for yourself. Shopping in Millersburg in Downtown Millersburg is always fun, and you’ll have a chance to visit unique and independent (and sometimes eccentric) shops like Pioneer Loft, Starlight Antiques, and All Things Retro.
For furniture, don’t be afraid to go treasure hunting for some of the best handcrafted furniture in the country. Don’t know what that means? Read our detailed guide on how to find the perfect furniture.
As you can see, the options for things to do in Amish Country, Ohio, abound (and there are yet even more)! Choose one, three, or all of the above activities to jam pack your weekend getaway. We’d love to hear what your favorite activities are near The Inn at Honey Run. Share in the comments.