Experience Holmes County Ohio

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Holmes County Ohio, our personal favorite, has the largest Amish population in the world. Of the county's 40,000 people, almost 18,000 of them are Amish!

According to the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, there are 213 Amish church districts in the county.

Drink in the scenery, enjoy the relaxing pace, drive down the roads and lanes of yesteryear, where every major road is a designated scenic byway.

There are no interstate freeways in the county - yet millions of vistors find their way here annually to explore and experience the epic beauty of the area.

But don't just take our word for it, join with those who have discovered one of Ohio's best kept secrects - until now that is!

It is one of the more prosperous and yet distinctly rural counties in Ohio. There is constant growth, but the beautiful countryside remains pleasantly unspoiled.


The Amish farms and businesses are so meticulously kept that they actually add to the scenery.

Experience the uniqueness of Charm. Get the real bologna from Trail. Shop for bargains at the Holmes County Amish Flea Market.

Tour the county seat of Millersburg. Stroll around the quaint shops of Berlin. Catch the view from Walnut Creek.

The Courthouse in Downtown Millersburg

Partake of a dinning experience unique to the Amish way of life with generous portions and great tasting family-style meals. Guaranteed if you go away hungry it's your own fault!

The beauty and grandeur of rolling hills, trees and farmland make this area a must see every season of the year.

Enjoy the freshness of spring, the bustle of summer, the beauty of the fall & harvest time and the serenity of winter.


Step back in time as you see farms worked by teams of horses and pass horse-drawn buggies along the way. Roadside stands, produce markets and Amish homes offering homemade goods are everywhere.

A virtual kaleidoscope of opportunities await you here. And one day will not afford you the time to even scratch the surface of the many attractions to visit and sights to see in Holmes County Ohio.

Rails to Trails

Holmes County Trail

If you're into fitness, love to hike, bike - or just want to take a stroll, be sure to check out the Holmes County trail. It's a scenic trail that travels south from Fredericksburg to Holmesville then along the Killbuck Creek and on through the County Seat.

The plan some day is to go all the way through Killbuck and on west till it connects with the Mohican Valley Trail in Brinkhaven. It will cover approximately 29 miles.

Holmes County Trail

The trail utilizes part of an old railroad bed that has been converted to use as a trail.

It's great for getting out into nature for exercise, liesure or some great scenic pictures.

The Rails to Trails office is located just south of Holmesville. There's even a restaurant near the office called the Route 83 Restaurant. It's open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and features a full menu. They serve breakfast all day as well as hand-dipped ice cream, milkshakes, rootbeer floats and gourmet pies alamode.


You must plan to spend a night or two in one of Holmes County Ohio's many great lodging accommodations to fully experience this part of Amish Country.

The heart of Ohio Amish Country has something for everyone. In all the years we've been traveling this county we are continually discovering new places of interest!

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