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Hand-Crafted Amish Country

By Catie Noyes • Editor Published: June 1, 2015 12:00 PM
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We ask our readers every month to share with us what they like about the Amish Heartland and we feature some of their responses in our Mailbag section. They talk about the rolling hills and the peaceful countryside and they usually have a comment or two about the delicious, homemade food.

Amish country is a place to slow down because life moves at a much slower pace here. There is no hurry to get from point A to point B because most of the locals here travel by horse and buggy. It's a great place to come with the family or a romantic retreat for two.

In this edition of Amish Heartland, we share with you what it is that makes Amish country such a great place to visit. From homemade dining, to Amish crafts, to a cozy place to rest your head for the night, Amish country has something for everyone. Some travelers even find themselves making new friends with other travelers and planning future trips to the area together.

Train collectors will ogle over the newest hobby shop in town. Gone Loco, Hobby Train Depot is a train collectors dream come true, with scale model trains and all the accessories you can imagine to build the perfect train layout.

The kids eyes will light up when the see the 40-foot train layout come to life as two trains cruise down the track. Although the layout is already an elaborate display, the Criders say it is a work in progress and guests can expect to see new editions each time they come in.

Just a short drive north, you can experience the entertainment of the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster. Unlike a traditional opera house, the Light Opera features comical plays that are fun for the whole family. The summer season kicks off this month with Brigadoon - a musical about two Americans who get lost on a hunting trip in Scotland and come across a village where the people live like it's two hundred years in the past.

When you think of Amish country the words "hand-crafted" and "heart-felt" set the tone for an authentic experience unlike any other. Furniture stores that promise a lifetime of quality and fine-craftsmanship and unbeatable hospitality. Plan your trip to Amish country today.


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