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Spring is So Sweet - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #5 Issue #3
February 28, 2013


Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing

Volume 05
Issue 3

March 2013


Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

Take heart - spring is on the way! We can say with assurance that we didn't have a repeat of last year's amazing "non-winter." Now, by no means was it the worst on record - but, we've had enough to conclude that spring is a welcome promise.

We've seen some of the exciting signs that indicate spring is just around the corner. The stems of some daffodils are poking through the snow. Maple sap collection buckets are hanging from the trees.

maple-trees-syrup-buckets The buds on the trees are starting to swell and the sun has noticeably begun its trek northward resulting in longer daylight hours. We're waiting to see the "First Robin of Spring."

March is full of special events and dates - Daylight savings begins. St. Patrick's Day, the official First Day of Spring, Palm Sunday and Easter are all just around the corner.

March is also a great time to visit Ohio Amish Country! Some of the establishments that have been closed for the winter season are opening back up, gearing up for warmer weather ahead!

orange-morning-sky Make your plans now and beat the rush. It only gets busier from this point on - through the fall. So, if you want to experience Ohio Amish Country without the extra congestion, March is the time.

Remember - if you need a little help navigating around Ohio Amish Country, we strongly advise that you get an Ohio Amish Country map.

Also, be sure to follow Experience Ohio Amish Country on Facebook for more exciting tips & info.

In this issue we'll be highlighting:

Tip of the Month - Book Your Lodging Now!

Recipe of the Month - Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Feature of the Month - Geauga County Maple Sugaring

Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.

See Previous Issues of Ohio Amish Country Experiences

Book Your Lodging Now!

Along with all the excitement that comes with spring - there is an unfortunate downside. The cost of lodging starts going up for the new seasonal rates.

Winter rates are traditionally lower since fewer people are visiting. But once the traffic starts to "pick up," the rates start to "kick up."

So, sneak in under the wire - book your trip and nail down your lodging before the rates increase! Call ahead to your favorite destination and see when they change.

Featured Recipe of the Month chocolate-eclair-dessert

Chocolate Eclair Dessert


1 box graham crackers
9 oz. Cool Whip
2 C. vanilla instant pudding mix
5 C. milk

Prepare pudding: Heat milk to almost boiling. Cool, then add pudding mix. Fold in Cool Whip. Line bottom of 9" x 13" pan with whole graham crackers. Put half of pudding mixture over crackers. Make another layer of crackers. Add remaining pudding. Top with another layer of crackers.

Topping: chocolate-eclair-dessert

1 C. chocolate chips
3 T. margarine
3 T. milk
2 T. corn syrup
1 T. vanilla
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar

Mix chocolate chips and margarine. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well and spread over crackers. Refrigerate at least 1 day before serving.

Chocolate Eclair Dessert recipe taken from Cooking With The Horse & Buggy People Vol. I submitted by Mrs. Noah Yoder, Mrs. Dan C. Yoder and Fannie Troyer.

This cookbook makes a really wonderful gift for friends or family! Check here for more information about this and other great cookbooks.

Geauga County Maple Sugaring

Looking for some "sweet" entertainment? Want something "sweet" to do? Check out Geauga County Tourism's info on all the great "sweet" treats going on this month! Visit them at: for more information.

Calendar of Events

March Events:

Click here for a list of events in Ohio Amish Country for March.

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!

Best Regards,

Stuart & Norma Watson

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