|May, 2015 Redbook|
Travel another 79 miles to Cincinnati, a city that offers many fantastic museums. Top on your list might be the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Learn how Ohio played in the role of freedom to American slaves. Find the Cincinnati Museum Center, with three museums housed in the city's historic art deco train station. Your children will love the children's museum, which has an indoor wilderness-themed playground. I've personally been there with our grandchildren, which they loved. The wilderness playground is a maze of trees and tunnels; bridges suspended from tree to tree (cool even to adults). You'll also have to try Cincinnati's famous chili at Camp Washington.
Beyond, 144 miles, in Newark, Ohio, visit the Longaberger Homestead. Another 55 miles ahead, welcomes you to Ohio Amish Country, the home of the largest community of Amish in the world. Here the natural beauty and natural grace of Holmes County and the Amish culture have created a destination where the notion of doing things, creating things, feeling real life with hands – and hearts – is very much alive.
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|Holmes County Ohio Photos|
|The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio|
Start your Holmes County visit with a trip to the 265-foot mural in the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center depicting this distinctive way of life. Spend time browsing Lehman's Hardware, Coblentz Leather, the Amish Home at Yoders, and the many furniture stores that truly take you back to a time of dedicated, patient craftsmanship. Fresh air markets offer up fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Shops feature colorful quilts, baked goods, chocolate, wine and cheese. Unique, live theater venues feature bluegrass, comedy, and musical entertainment fun for the whole family. And at the end of the day you’ll find sweet rest and a great breakfast at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast. Innkeeper, Loretta Coblentz, will direct you to any one of the great businesses you may wish to enjoy.
|Events and Attractions, Millersburg, Ohio|
For those who like a little outdoor recreation mixed in with their authentic Amish adventure, there’s plenty of opportunity in the natural beauty and open spaces of Holmes County. Golf courses, horse stables, walking trails, canoeing and kayaking and hunting are popular pursuits.
Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
May 17, 2015