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Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #2 Issue #8 - Make Your Fall Plans Now!
August 31, 2010
Ohio Amish Country Experiences
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing
Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,
Is it just us, or has this summer really gone by fast! One of the first signs that indicates summer is winding down and fall is beginning to creep in upon us is the incessant chatter of the cicadas in the trees.
After that, we start to notice the goldenrod beginning to bloom along the roads and in the fields here in Ohio.
And then, before we realize it, some of the leaves on the lower bushes and trees begin to blush that telltale reddish color that foretells the ominous truth that lies just ahead - fall is in the air!
At first it starts in little, almost unnoticeable patches. Then, it begins to creep and grow. And then, almost overnight - we're engulfed in brilliant, vibrant colors set afire by the now waning sun.
Not that fall is a bad thing in any way. In fact, fall is actually one of the most beautiful times in Ohio Amish Country.
And, unfortunately, it is also one of the busiest times in Ohio Amish Country. But that's ok too. Because it's when there are the most things to do and some of the best bargains available.
Sooo, all this to say - plan now to visit Ohio Amish Country this fall or - wish you had when it's too late.
Make your plans and reservations now, before things fill up or get too busy!
There's harvest, covered bridge, fall, Swiss and antique festivals. There's ox roasts, rib roasts, trade fests and Octoberfests.
Get homemade apple butter, fresh apple cider, delicious pumpkin pie, fall produce, colorful decorations and so much more.
Not to mention (though I guess that's what we're doing now) you'll be able to see and experience some of the most beautiful fall foliage the country has to offer - right here, in Ohio Amish Country!
Oh, and once again, (couldn't resist the opportunity) when driving around Geauga and Ashtabula Counties - don't forget that we now have a great new map showing you where to go and how to get there in Northeast Ohio Amish Country.
And, of course, for Holmes, Wayne and Tuscarawas Counties we also offer Overland Publishing's wonderful map of Ohio's Amish Highways and Byways.
In this issue we'll be highlighting:
Our Feature of the Month Carlisle Inn of Sugarcreek
The Tip of the Month Get Great Fall Photos!
And something new - Featured Recipe of the Month Homemade Amish Apple Goodie
And as always Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.
Carlisle Inn of Sugarcreek, Ohio
One of our favorite destinations is just before you actually enter the village of Sugarcreek Ohio. The Dutch Valley complex rises on the south side of SR 39 silhouetted by a backdrop of beautiful hills and an Amish farm.
They feature the renown Carlisle Inn, the Dutch Valley Restaurant, the Dutch Valley Gifts & Furniture and the Dutch Creek Foods Country Market. Experience fine Amish cooking. Stroll through the shops and purchase some great Amish & specialty foods. Check out their heirloom quality furniture. Then, spend the night in the beautiful ambience of the Carlisle Inn.
After eating way too much good food, we like to browse the shops before retiring to our room. They offer hot chocolate, cookies and freshly popped popcorn for a snack—if you have room!
Just off the lobby, you can relax in front of the fireplace in the library and reading area. Ascend the grand staircase and enjoy the beautiful settings on the second floor.
There’s a fireplace surrounded by leisure chairs and love seats and even a baby grand piano nearby.
Behind this large open area is the breakfast room where they serve an expansive continental breakfast including hot foods. Around the corner is the indoor pool and fitness room.
The beauty of this inn is a must see! Each of the floors is decorated in a different type of wood and matching Victorian décor.
The stunning cherry and oak woodwork throughout the inn is just a taste of the quality craftsmanship you’ll find throughout all of Amish Country.
Be sure to check out their site at: dhgroup.com _________________________________________________________________
Get Great Fall Pictures!
If you're a photography buff, amateur or pro - remember to respect the privacy of the Amish and their way of life. Most Amish do not believe in posing to have their picture taken, nor do they like pictures being taken up close or in a way that singles out an individual adult.
And if you want some really great views, the Walnut Creek area of Holmes County has some of the most breath-taking scenery. Well, actually almost every area of Holmes County has great scenery. Every major highway in the county is considered a scenic byway.
So, click that shutter and then consider sharing your takes with the rest of us right here. _________________________________________________________________
Featured Recipe of the Month
Amish Apple Goodie
1/2 c. sugar
Mix together sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and apples. Press into a cake pan.
1 c. oatmeal
Mix dry ingredients and cut in butter. Put on top. Bake at 350° until nice and brown.
Apple Goodie Recipe given by Ada Hershberger.
Calendar of Events
Strasburg Ox Roast
Harvest Fest and Rib Cook-Off
26th Annual Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow
Holmes County Home Benefit Auction
15th Annual Fall Gathering in Winesburg
Tuscarawas County Fair
Victorian Tea and Style Show
Well, guess that's all for now - hope you find this news helpful and as exciting as we do.
Trust also that you'll have a great Ohio Amish Country Experience - real soon!
Stuart & Norma Watson
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