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    by LoriPori Written Jan 24, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Home of the world's largest Amish Community, HOLMES COUNTY is located in Central Ohio. Here you can explore the unique culture of the Amish, savour homemade foods in the numerous family-style Buffet restaurants, shop for handmade quilts and local artwork.
    Amish country includes Millersburg, Berlin, Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek - all located along scenic route 39. As you travel through the scenic rolling hills and the quiet country roads, you can reflect on the peaceful, slow-paced lifestyle of the Amish. Be sure to see the farms with fields that are still plowed by teams of horses, instead of modern machinery. Why not take a tour of an Amish farm, where you can even take a buggy ride.
    In the little towns, you will see hitching posts for the horses. You will also find little shops with all kinds of homemade jellies, cheeses, fresh baked items, etc.
    And be sure to stop at the Mennonite Information Center located just east of Berlin.

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    Quaint Places Not To Miss

    by deecat Updated May 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The following are a few quaint places in Holmes County that you would perhaps enjoy:

    Ms Gadgets; What a place with hundreds of kitchen gadget, bakeware, linens, and cookware. They also have a good selection of foods, sauces, and dips. They also have cookie cutters and cake decorating supplies.

    The best part not to miss is the homemade fudge! They have such flavors as Cappuccino, Maple Nut, Chocolate Walnut, Tiger Butter, Mint Chocolate Swirl, and Peanut Butter!

    It's located in the Old Berline Mill in Berline, Ohio on the town square. (330-893-1481).
    Sol's Exchange--really three sections: Sol's Exchange, Palace and Kit-n-Kaboodle! It's a must see as Ohio's largest arts and crafts mall. There are three stores that are filled with thousands of "unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind decorative and gift items." They have lots of parking, which is important in Berlin.
    Located on West Main Street (330-893-3134.

    Gramma Fannies Quilt Bar that is in Memory of Gramma Fannie. This is an unique shop in an old converted barn on the farm. There are rough timbers and wood flooring. They have hundreds of Amish made quilts and also Gramma Fannies personal quilt patterns.

    They have RJR, Marcus Brothers, antique reproductions, Japaneese prints, quilting notions, books, and patterns;

    Located on Schrock's Amish Farm
    one mile east of Berlin on State Route 39.

    Fondest memory: Sommers General Store is as though you are shopping back in the "Good Old Days!" They have soda pop in long-neck bottles, barrels of old-fashioned candy, kitchen gadgets, John Deere and Ohio State collectibles, but the best item I saw was the Berlin Flyer Wagon. I also saw cookbooks, puzzle, cards, and a multitude of other small items.
    Open Monday-Saturday 9-5 (330-893-3492
    It's on the main drag in Berlin.

    Schrock's Amish Farm have guided tours of the main house and the grandpa's house. They give Amish buggy rides, animal petting, a 1 1/4-mile 16 gauge train ride.
    Open Monday-Saturday
    One mile east of Berlin, SR 39 (330-893-3232
    Schrock's Amish Farm Village connected with the Farm: it has Gramma Fannie's Quilt Barn, Dutch Heritage Woodshop, Berlin Antique Mall, Berlin Craft Mall, Berline Leather and Shoe, and "Tis the Season--Ohio's largest year 'round Christmas shop.
    One miles east of Berlin, SR39 (330-893-3232

    Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum has hundreds of handmade crafts & quilts by Amish ladies. There are Quilters on-site some days. Free museum with videos and a Christmas Room. They do custom quilting

    I bought bib for Sabrina Dee here! Jill purchased a book and some fabric.(330-893-2233)

    Helping Hand Quilt Shop
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Women's Travel

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    When planning your visit to...

    by windoweb Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When planning your visit to America’s Amish Country, please consider that the Amish themselves do not solicit nor encourage tourism to their quiet countryside farms. In fact, they avoid anything more than casual contact with strangers and any possible influence from the outside world of the Englisher just as they have for more than three hundred years.

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