Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ohio Amish country


















We have spent five days in Amish country basically just enjoying the scenery and the campground. We are staying at the Scenic Hills Campground just west of Berlin, Oh. The campground sits near the center of the Amish area and has full hookups and level sites in pleasant surroundings. This time our site is next to the small side road and across from the school. So we see a lot of Amish buggy traffic and catching the local school soccer games from our site. The campground has free firewood provided by the lumber plant next door. So there are always a lot of campfires. It is a great pace to come and relax.

Our favorite thing to do in this area is to drive the smallest country roads we can find and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle. Of course, what makes this area so popular is for lack of a better term-Amish watching-also creates some of the problems. Traffic can become heavily jammed with the in a hurry tourists end up behind the many horse and buggies sharing the road, not to mention the many bikes going to and from work. Traffic can get out of control in the areas infested with gift shops and restaurants.

Tomorrow, we head to Dayton, Oh.

12 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

beautiful scenery shots!!..love the rolling hills!!

Phyllis said...

I do hope you take time to visit the FREE air and space museum while in the Dayton area.

Judy and Emma said...

Cool header!

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Beautiful country!

E Squared and Mui said...

Lovely countryside; relaxed pace ... sounds good to me.

Jim and Sandie said...

Love that area.

Rick and Paulette said...

Great header photo! Sure is a different way of life from all of us with our electronic gizmos!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

We spent a week this spring in the Ohio Amish country. While it was really beautiful and peaceful, I felt uncomfortable driving around and seeing the local Amish folks going about their business, it made me think of visiting a zoo.

The people were all friendly and probably used to it.

Jeff & Barbie said...

We really enjoyed the pictures of Ohio's Amish Country. Your new header picture is awesome!

Sweet Meanderings said...

I love your pictures of such a beautiful area.
Candy

where's weaver said...

We love that area. Growing up just in Canton gave us an opportunity to visit often. Great pictures as usual! Enjoy Dayton. Do see the Air and Space Museum.

meowmomma said...

We enjoyed the very same thing in and around Lancaster, PA!! I think we are all so busy that we find the slow paced lifestyle very enticing now... That area looks very beautiful too! We might have to check it out sometime...