It’s almost autumn here in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country. With its warm days and cool nights, I must confess this is my favorite time of the year. Crisp evenings in my favorite hoodie, sipping hot apple cider, huddled around a bonfire making s’mores, hayrides, ahh… this is the stuff of life.
So what are the top things to do in Amish Country? Soon the foliage will be changing from gorgeous greens to rich reds, show-stopping oranges and vibrant yellows. Holmes County, Ohio was named #3 of the top 10 places to see autumn leaves, in the National Geographic book “Four Seasons of Travel.” The only other place mentioned in the U.S. was in Sonoma County, California. We feel blessed to be able to live in this picturesque region. How fortunate are most of you to be able come to visit us in less than a tank of gas.
I’m sure by now you have mentally started making plans to visit us. So grab your camera and hop into the car and come see Amish Country in its most beautiful season. Allow me to share with you some of my favorite places to see, and of course favorite places to eat. If you’re looking for the top things to do in Amish Country
Favorite Amish Foods:
Dutch Valley in Sugarcreek, Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek www.dhgroup.com/restaurants
Other Favorite Amish Foods:
Wall House Coffee Co. in Sugarcreek has exquisite paninis, soups, salads, smoothies, ice cream, lattes, espresso and of course coffee. They roast their own beans on site with the most advanced equipment available, using the hot air fluid method. www.wallhousecoffee.com
Rebecca’s Bistro in Walnut Creek has some of the most mouthwatering dishes. I love their quiches, sandwiches, salads and desserts.www.rebeccasbistro.com
Must Try Amish Places:
Breitenbach Wine Cellars has Amish Country’s best wine. My favorites are the First Crush and Blackberry Wines. www.breitenbachwine.com
Sugar Valley Meats in Sugarcreek, is an old-fashioned butcher shop offering fresh cuts of beef and chicken & pork, freshly cured and smoked meats prepared on site. I love their filet mignon, all-beef hot dogs and beef jerky. This is is the only place that I buy meat.www.sugarvalleymeats.com
Sweetwater Farm in Sugarcreek has a great selection of fruits, vegetables, herbs and fall decor for your porch. Stop in at 217 Buckeye Street. Check out their Facebook page or call 330-852-4257
Walnut Creek Cheese in Walnut Creek is hard to describe, take my word for it and stop. They have bulk foods, jams, deli meats and cheeses, produce, groceries, a cafe, kitchen wares, need I say more? www.walnutcreekcheese.com
Hillcrest Orchard in Walnut Creek is a 75 acre Amish-owned orchard that produces the most delicious apple cider that I’ve ever had. Stop in and watch them make cider every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, September through March at 2474 Township Road 444, or call them at 330-893-9906
Harvest at Breitenbach Wine Cellars starts next week and lasts into October. Indulge in a wine tasting or take a guided tour of the winemaking process every Friday & Saturday at 11, 1 & 3 www.breitenbachwine.com
Fall Festival at Dutch Valley in Sugarcreek will have a variety of activities, food, vendors, demos & live music on September 18 & 19www.dutchvalleygifts.com
Lehman Hardware’s Fall Festival will have a variety of activities including making cider on an old-fashioned cider-press on September 19www.lehmans.com
Be your own tour guide and venture out on some of our scenic back roads with a drive-it-yourself packet from Amish Heartland Tours. Contact LaVonne DeBois for more information. www.amishheartlandtours.com
Last but certainly not least, stop in and see us at Weaver Barns. We are offering a 5% discount in the month of September, excluding large specialty projects. We are located at 1696 State Route 39, between Sugarcreek and Walnut Creek. From storage buildings, cabins, homes, garages to man-caves and she-sheds, if you can dream it, we will build it. Weaver Barns is committed to providing you with best in everything we do, because we build the finest buildings on the market. Call us at 330-852-2103 or Toll-Free 888-289-4940. This rounds our are list of top things to do in Amish Country. Thanks for stopping by!