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.