Although short, National Geographic’s article on the best places to see fall foliage worldwide included our very own Holmes County in the heart of Amish Country. The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a great place to stay if you’re looking to see the changing leaves, as it is conveniently located between Millersburg and Berlin. We at the Barn recommend the southeast corner of Holmes County for the most picturesque countryside, south of Berlin and Charm.
Autumn is often the busiest season in Amish Country; visitors from around the world come to experience and indulge in all that the Amish and their wares have to offer during the harvest. Locals and tourists alike have admired the beautiful array of colors that paint the rolling hills of Holmes County for generations, so the affirmation of its beauty by National Geographic is a welcome accolade.
The excerpt in the list, which also includes locations in New Mexico and California, reads: “In the heart of central Ohio’s Amish Country, maple, oak, and the iconic state tree, the buckeye, hang over narrow roads that meander through wavy fields of corn. Drive under the boughs of bright reds and yellows, sharing the road with horse-drawn carriages of the Old Order Amish and stopping at roadside farm stands along the way.”
The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce has provided a link to the article on their website to highlight its importance. It can also be found here. Additional pictures of autumn in Amish Country can be found here.