There are approximately 26 counties in Ohio that have Amish communities. Other counties may not actually have Amish but do have extensive Mennonite populations.
In the older well established areas, tourism has become a staple and leading industry.
Amish Settlements are spreading to many different areas of the state. As they move into a community, the Amish bring along their quiet, simple lifestyle as well as their hard work ethic and quality of workmanship.
The entrepreneurial spirit thrives in all of these areas. Home-based businesses abound.
The roadways are dotted with signs advertising anything from Amish-made furniture to homemade baked goods or hand crafted items.
Follow these signs to find hidden gems and treasures off the beaten path. You must be willing to venture away from the main highways though.
Look for Amish businesses and shops in these out of the way places. There are so many great experiences awaiting you on the back roads and byways of Ohio Amish Country!
You may see Amish children playing near one-room schoolhouses. You might be able to watch farmers hauling crops from the field on horse-drawn wagons.
Or you could even catch the ladies of the family hanging out laundry on wash day.
Click on any of the following links to the various counties for further information on that county, its cities and attractions.
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Planning a visit some time soon? Check out the weather before you come! Walnut Creek weather is a good indication of what you can expect to encounter in Holmes County, the Heart of Amish Country locations in Ohio.
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