When planning a vacation to Holmes County Ohio in the heart of Amish Country, be sure to put taking in the phenomenal scenery, spending time enjoying the area’s relaxing pace, and driving down windy country back roads as part of your agenda. The villages of Berlin, Charm, Millersburg, Mt. Hope, Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, and Winesburg are the main Amish communities in the county. No trip through Amish Country could be complete without stopping along the way to learn about the culture
You can shop for antiques, furniture, quilts, and/or toys at a variety of the small shops located in the different cities of Ohio’s Amish country, as well as browse some very fine art galleries while you’re at it. Whether you spend some time watching how the Amish make cheese and chocolate by hand, visit an Amish farm, explore the Amish Flea Markets, or venture into the numerous stores that are filled with old-fashioned products, there is something for every tourist’s tastes.
Getting to Holmes County, Ohio
When you travel to Holmes County, Ohio, you will be venturing through the heart of Amish country along your way and discovering the culture that is part of the largest concentration of Amish people that you will find anywhere in the world. Directions for reaching the Millersburg area as follows:
From the East – take I-70 west to I-77 north, or I-76 west to I-77 south. Turn west on Route 39 to Millersburg.
From the West – traveling on I-71 from northeast or southwest, turn east on Route 39 until you reach Millersburg
From the North or South – take I-70 west to I-77 north, then turn west on Route 39 to the city of Millersburg – OR – take I-76 west to I-77 south, then turn west on Route 39 to Millersburg
Cities to Visit in Holmes, County Ohio
Berlin – the most commercialized city in Ohio’s Amish country other than Millersburg, the county seat. This tourist-oriented city with its concentrated attractions, shops, and stores makes Berlin the perfect setting for a walking tour.
Charm – a cozy township set amidst the rolling hills of the southeastern portion of Holmes County, Ohio. Charm is a destination all its own encompassing what is truly the Amish country’s lifestyle.
Millersburg – the county seat of Holmes County Ohio now located southeast of the original town site (referred to as “the Old Town”) that was laid out by Adam Johnson and his partner Charles Miller in 1815. Once the city was declared to be the County Seat, it began to prosper.
Trail – the city most revered for its bologna, Trail is located off one of the more scenic byways in Holmes County, Ohio and offers the visitor a wonderful day’s enjoyment or a relaxing overnight’s stay at God’s Country Log Home.