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amish country

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  • Hershbergers Housewares

    Looking for an Amish shopping experience? Be sure to visit Hershberger's Housewares. We also sell candles including Yankee Candles and accessories, Colonial Candles, and Woodwick Candles which give a crackling fireplace sound when burning.

    We also sell books, stationary, toys, sleds, baby items, sturdy stainless steel kitchen items, Victorio strainers and steamers for grapes and vegetables.

    Check out our flashlights, brooms, pressure canners, granite canners, coffee butlers and liners, tea kettles and stockpots.

    As well as honey, maple spreads, maple syrup, jams, popcorn, glazes, seasonings and popcorn poppers.

    We also have a large array of yard spinners.

    • Address: 15419 Madison Road
      Middlefield, Ohio 44062
    • Phone: Local Number: 440-632-9065
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  • End of the Commons General Store

    End of the Commons General Store is Ohio’s oldest general store located 45 minutes east of Cleveland, in the scenic Amish community of Mesopotamia, Ohio where Geauga, Ashtabula &Trumbull counties meet. We are on the Register of Historic Places and have preserved the building, while maintaining a large display of antiques, dating to the mid 1800’s. Today, the 15,000 square foot retail store is reminiscent of days gone by; one will find a treasure of old fashioned goods, hard to find kitchen gadgets, bulk foods, Amish baked goods, homemade fudge, glass bottle soda pop, gifts & gourmet foods.  During the summer months one may find the owners car collection dating from 1914 parked outside. We provide memories and treats from the past.

    • Address: 8719 State Route 534
      Mesopotamia, Ohio 44439
    • Phone: Local Number: 4406934295
    • Email: info@endofthecommons.com
    • Website: http://www.endofthecommons.com
  • Zoar Village

    This quaint  German village was founded in 1817 by religious dissenters called the Society of Separatists.  The Society named their village Zoar, which is taken from the bible and means "place of refuge".  Zoar today is an island of Old-World charm in east-central Ohio. Many of the German-style structures built by the Zoarites have been restored and are open to the public as Zoar Village State Memorial. Others are privately-owned, and serve as residences, shops, restaurants and bed and breakfast inns.

    Visitors can experience the life of the agrarian Separatists by visiting the eleven restored buildings (recently added Town Hall Museum, and Ohio Erie Canal Museum, Number One House, or "Kings Palace", Kitchen, Dining Room/Magazine Complex, Garden House, Bakery, Tinshop, Dairy and Springhouse , Wagon Shop, Blacksmith Shop and the original Zoar Store), which are staffed with costumed interpreters and furnished with period items made or used by the Separatists. Buildings may be staffed, and others open by guided tour. Volunteers give craft demonstrations and interpret the history during the the guided and self guided tours.Yearly special events include the Harvest Festival, and Christmas in Zoar. Bi-yearly events include the Civil War reenactment, the Historic Zoar Garden Tour and luncheon , and Applefest.

    The Historic Zoar Garden is a 2 1/2 acre flower garden, based on the communal society's religious beliefs.  The garden is open year round and  free to the public.  Zoar now hosts a trail head for the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.  The trail is 2.9 miles long, and runs from Zoar to Fort Laurens in Bolivar, Ohio.

    • Address: 198 Main Street
      P.O. Box 621
      Zoar, Ohio 44697
    • Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 262-6195
    • Email: zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com
    • Website: http://www.ohiohistory.org
  • Middlefield Market

    Join us on Monday and Saturday for our flea market which is open all year round.  In the summer we have vendors outside and during the winter they move indoors. 

    We are also home to Sale Barn Auctions and several retail shops.  We are located right in the heart of the Middlefield, Ohio's Amish community. 

    So come out to see us and see all the other great things we have to offer.

    • Address: 15848 Nauvoo Road
      Middlefield, Ohio 44062
    • Phone: Local Number: 440-632-3196
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  • Lanterman's Mill & Covered Bridge

    Visitors to northeast Ohio won't want to miss this historic gem that is part of Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown.

    One of Mahoning County's most historic landmarks, Lanterman's Mill was built in 1845-46 by German Lanterman and Samuel Kimberly. Restored in 1982-1985, this community treasure represents one of the many pioneer industries developed along Mill Creek and operates today as it did in the 1800s, grinding corn, wheat, and buckwheat.

    Visit Lanterman's Mill and step into the past. Observe the pioneer ingenuity involved in the early production of meal and flour, smell the sweet aroma of freshly ground grains, and feel the rumbling vibrations of the massive stones as the various grains are ground. Browse the gift shop located in the Mill to find unique items and charming wares made by local artisans. Our stone-ground cornmeal, buckwheat, and whole wheat flour are preservative-free and can be purchased in the gift shop and at local participating stores. (Call 330-740-7107 for information regarding our stone-ground flours and meal.)

    Facilites at this area include:
    • Observation deck overlooking Lanterman's Falls
    • Covered bridge
    • Restrooms
    • Hiking trailsThe nearby East Gorge Walk and West Gorge Trail offer a dramatic peek into the area's geologic history. Listed in the Mid-America Walking Atlas, the award-winning Gorge Trail is a breathtakingly beautiful two-mile loop along Mill Creek. The trail consists of a boardwalk and is bordered on one side by the stream and on the other side by a massive wall of sandstone. OPEN: May-October, Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday.
    April and November, Saturday and Sunday only, 12:00-4:00.
    Closed December through March.

    • Address: 980 Canfield Rd.
      Youngstown, Ohio 44511
    • Phone: Local Number: 3307407115
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  • Newton Falls Covered Bridge (circa 1831)

    Constructed in 1831, this bridge is the oldest covered bridge still in service in Ohio and the only one in the state with a covered pedestrian walkway.

    • Address: Arlington Road
      Newton Falls, OH 44444
    • Phone: Local Number: 3306753081
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  • Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Nestled along the southern shore of Lake Erie, amidst sandy beaches and romantic sunsets you will find Ashtabula County. Boasting the largest grape growing region in the State of Ohio with 22 award winning wineries and 18 picturesque covered bridges including the longest and shortest covered bridges in the United States, Ashtabula County is truly a must visit on your next vacation. Three state designated Scenic Rivers, the eastern most stretch of the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Scenic Byway and two charming lighthouses complement our unique shopping districts and natural beauty. So when you are looking for your next vacation destination, plan to stay in Ashtabula County…Where Our Lake Awaits!

    • Address: 1850 Austinburg Rd.
      Austinburg, Ohio 44010
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 8003376746
    • Email: visitus@visitashtabulacounty.com
    • Website: http://www.visitashtabulacounty.com/cgi-bin/calendar.pl
  • Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

    Behalt offers fascinating and enjoyable way to learn about the Amish and Mennonite people. Besides a free 15-minute video presentation, visitors may take a 30-minute interpretive tour (paid admission) of a colorful, stunning 265-ft x 10-ft original oil painting depicting Amish and Mennonite history. The presentation is world-class and the facility is handicap accessible and built to accommodate motor coach groups. The mural was painted by German-born, internationally known artist Heinz Gaugel. Other displays highlight heritage aspects of Amish and Mennonites. The Center also has a large selection of books by and about the Amish and Mennonites, local crafts, art gallery, displays, large clean restrooms, and offers group rates. A special exhibit of relief wood carvings display the craftsmanship of local Amish cabinet builder. Pioneer Barn houses an original Conestoga Wagon that brought early settlers to Holmes County. Restored one-room school, dating from 1856, used to tell story of Amish education.

    • Address: 5798 County Road 77
      Berlin, Ohio 44610
    • Phone: Local Number: 3308933192
    • Email: info@behalt.com
    • Website: http://www.behalt.com
  • Amish Home Craft Shop & Bakery

    Beautifully located on an Amish farm in Geauga County.  Handmade quilts of all sizes, baby items, hickory rockers and much more.  Many out-of-the-ordinary pieces.  Friendly, peaceful location. Now featuring fresh baked goods.  We do special orders too!

    • Address: 16860 Kinsman Rd.
      Middlefield, Ohio 44062
    • Phone: Local Number: 4406321888
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  • The Craft Cupboard At Settlers' Village

    Crafty people are heading to Craft Cupboard at Settlers' Village for all their craft supplies.  With almost 3,000 square feet of craft supplies, you are sure to find what you need. Come to Craft Cupboard for fabric, paint, wood products, artificial flowers, yarn, wool, card making supplies, scrapbook materials and so much more. Don't know how to make crafts?  Purchase already made items for any decor or sign up for a class.

    Located in the heart of Geauga County Amish Country, a visit to The Craft Cupboard will inspire you. The Craft Cupboard is CELEBRATING 35 YEARS in business in the Middlefield area.

    • Address: Rt. 608 At Nauvoo Road
      14275 Old State Road
      Middlefield, Ohio 44062
    • Phone: Local Number: 4406325787
    • Email: thecraftcupboard@windstream.net
    • Website: http://www.thecraftcupboard.com
  • Historic Downtown Millersburg

    Come enjoy Millersburg, the perfect destination to shop, dine and stay, and experience our historic, eclectic, and unique village inthe heart of Ohio's Amish Country. Historic Downtown Millersburg isproud to be a Heritage Ohio Main Street Community,offering unique shopping, antiques, dining, pubs, lodging, museums, and recreation.In our downtown, merchandise is hand-crafted by local artisans, andeveryone is greeted with a smile! Find us located at the intersection ofState Route 83 and 39 in Holmes County, Ohio.

    • Address: 9 E. Jackson Street
      Millersburg, Ohio 44654
    • Phone: Local Number: 3306742412
    • Email: hdmillersburg@yahoo.com
    • Website: http://www.historicdowntownmillersburg.com
  • Holmes County Pottery

    We specialize in hand-turned pottery fired in Ohio's largest (500 cu. ft.) wood-burning kiln. We offer a standard line of hand-made pots for the house and garden using traditional techniques. Select from a variety of ware such as dinnerware, jars, jugs, pitchers, teapots, platters and planters. The pottery workshop and showroom is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Amish Country in the northwest corner of Holmes County.

    • Address: 8500 County Road 373
      Big Prairie, Ohio 44611
    • Phone: Local Number: 3304962406
    • Email: hcpottery@valkyrie.net
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  • Maple Street Gallery

    Enjoy the charm of the historic 1880s train station as you browse the hundreds of hand-crafted gifts by national and local artisans. From whimsical to military, featuring one-of-a-kind framed art, pottery, hand-blown glass, jewelry, photography, equestrian, military, aviation, civil war, Amish scenes by P. Buckley Moss and, of course, a great selection of train prints.

    • Address: 120 East Maple Street
      Route 619
      Hartville, Ohio 44632
    • Phone: Local Number: 3308771689
    • Email: maplestgallery@aol.com
    • Website: http://www.discoverhartville.com/members/maple-street-art-gallery
  • Geauga County Tourism Council

    Welcome to Geauga County, center of the fourth largest Amish population in the world and the friendliest part of Amish country to see. This year we are proving how friendly our members can be with our "Wilkum... We Love Company!" campaign.

    While you are visiting art galleries, exploring antique shops or other unique little shops be sure to ask anyone how to find Amish furniture, fresh produce, or anything else. Enjoy old fashioned Maple, Pumpkin, and Apple Butter festivals with the kids, grandkids, or a single special someone. Activities ranging from golf to waterparks to skating and skiing to countryside tours also entice visitors. Punderson  Manor Resort and Conference Center offers beautifully furnished rooms, golf, indoor and outdoor swimming, fishing, boating and more.

    The Red Maple Inn, the largest four-diamond rated B & B in the state,  offers rooms with fireplaces and balconies to view the beautiful rolling hillsides of Geauga County. Many other small bed and breakfasts pepper the Amish countryside that is Geauga. Come relax and explore Geauga County where you will always be find something unusual, welcoming, and interesting! Stop by the Tourism office, call us, or visit our web site and ask for a free visitor's guide.

    • Address: 14907 North State Avenue
      P.O. Box 846
      Middlefield, Ohio 44062
    • Phone: Local Number: 4406321538
    • Email: info@tourgeauga.com
    • Website: http://www.tourgeauga.com
  • Guggisberg Swiss Inn - Charm

    HORSES!! HORSES!! HORSES!! Everywhere. The only lodging facility with a riding stable on premise where the horses roam the grounds.

    Visit this unique Swiss Inn located in the rolling hills of Ohio's Amish Country located in a peaceful country setting. Hot Breakfast Casserole along with many other items included. We also offer an evening snack of coffee, cookies, and of course our wonderful locally made cheese and crackers.

    Don't miss the special entertainment on select weekend evenings by "Reb Robinson", popular local singer/songwriter. Call for times and dates.

    Complimentary VCR Movies are also included in the price of the room. Each room comes with TV, VCR, in-room coffee, hair dryers, refrigerator, iron & ironing board. Wireless internet access in all of the rooms. On-premises horseback riding stable. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides for winter fun. Packages and gift certificates available.

    Last minute specials may be listed on our website.

    Take a virtual tour at www.guggisbergswissinn.com.

    • Address: 5025 State Route 557
      PO Box 1
      Millersburg, Ohio 44654
    • Phone: Local Number: 3308933600
    • Email: innkeeper@guggisbergswissinn.com
    • Website: http://www.guggisbergswissinn.com
  • Country Collections Antique Mall

    Geauga County's Most Unique Tourist Area.  30 dealers display a tasteful array of furniture, glassware and collectibles.  Specialties include primitives, quilts, clocks and phonographs.

    • Address: 15848 Nauvoo Rd.
      Middlefield, Ohio 44062
    • Phone: Local Number: 4406321712
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  • B & K Salvage

    Everyone wants to save a few pennies.  Come visit our store and save on groceries, bulk food, and health & beauty items.  Amish owned and operated.

    • Address: 5515 Kinsman Road
      Middlefield, Ohio 44062
    • Phone: Local Number: 4406321538
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  • Basket Factory Outlet

    ONE WEEKEND.
    SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15TH AND SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16TH.  
    OPEN 9 am-4pm. 
     PLAN TO VISIT THE BASKET FACTORY OUTLET ON THIS SPECIAL WEEKEND. 

    Open all year Monday - Friday.

     COME VISIT THE BASKET FACTORY and the beautiful Tuscarawas/Holmes Counties area.  We appreciate your visit!


    Baskets and More - 75% off any item over $1.00!  (Items priced as is do not receive any discount.)  Giant size to tiny baskets in many different shapes and materials.

    Holiday decorations/home decor/plush animals.


    Be "GREEN" - Handwoven from natural materials- BASKETS are great containers to use to decorate your home, fill with gifts for special occasions, display your plants, etc, etc.  Come and browse at the Basket Factory Outlet.  Pick up the baskets and think of the different ways you can use each one.  Baskets are beautiful, useful and "GREEN".

    Monday thru Friday 9AM-4PM  Closed Holidays    800-523-3235
    exit 93 off I-77
    Located at OIC International
    Lawrence Twp Industrial Park
    11703 Strasburg-Bolivar Rd  Bolivar  OH  44612
    Corner of Strasburg-Bolivar Rd and Fisher Rd

    • Address: 11703 Strasburg-Bolivar Rd
      Lawrence TWP Industrial Park
      Bolivar, Ohio 44612
    • Phone: Local Number: 3308741388
    • Email: basketfactory@basketware.com
    • Website: http://www.basketware.com/basketfactory
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

    The former home of Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company co-founder F.A. Seiberling and his family, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. It is opened to the public Tuesday - Sunday from April 1 - December 30. The entire estate is closed to the public on Mondays, except Memorial Day and Labor Day when regular operating hours are in effect.

    The 65-room, 65,000 sq. ft.  Manor House  is decorated with treasures collected from around the world. The estate is 70 acres of artfully landscaped gardens and grounds designed by Warren Manning and includes the fully-restored English Garden, designed by pioneering female landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. 

    Visit the West Terrace, Japanese Garden Rose Garden, Great Garden, English Garden and the woodland Dell --all historic gardens that have been restored. There are scenic vistas, and the Lagoons (remnants of the old stone quarries on the property) overlook the Cuyahoga Valley. In addition to touring the Manor House and enjoying the gardens, guests are invited to enjoy the historic Gate Lodge (where Alcoholics Anonymous was founded) and  the  Corbin Conservatory. 

    The newest outdoor space is Playgarden, "for the child in all of us."

    Before or after your  tour, stop by Molly's Shop & Cafe for a keepsake and and lunch or scrumptious treat.

    • Address: 714 North Portage Path
      Akron, Ohio 44303
    • Phone: Local Number: 3308365533
    • Email: info@stanhywet.org
    • Website: http://www.stanhywet.org
  • The Longaberger Homestead

    Longaberger Homestead is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination for the entire family in Frazeysburg, Ohio. While visiting, guests may learn how Longaberger Baskets® are made, make their very own Longaberger Basket in the Make A Basket Shop™, shop retired Longaberger Baskets, Pottery, Wrought Iron and additional items.  Also, enjoy delicious dining at the Homestead Restaurant.

    In 2013, Longaberger Homestead is open from April 18, 2013- December 22, 2013. Please visit www.longabergerhomestead.com for a complete listing of hours and days closed.

    • Address: 5563 Raiders Road
      Frazeysburg, Ohio 43822
    • Phone: Local Number: 7403225588
    • Email: guestrelations@longaberger.com
    • Website: http://www.longabergerhomestead.com

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