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Choose your own adventure.

Take home a story.

 

You wake up early. It’s a brilliant day--the kind that would hardly wait for you to slip into canvas sneakers before racing out the door as a kid. You used to run to the creek and catch crawdads. Maybe you’d ride your bike to the secret spot and meet up with your best friends forever. Now, adulting keeps you behind a desk all week, and HR Patty just wrote you up for wearing sandals on the first day of summer. Your car’s tank is full, and you’re revving with energy. This day is designed for a trip to Ohio Amish Country. Keep on driving through that traffic light, and then the next, next, next until a mental health day is what you see on the horizon. 

 

Here, you decide your story. Every hill and curve promises adventure. You pass the county line sign and sense that buggies are near. Do you: follow the dirt road down the driveway with a hand-painted sign for baskets and eggs? Follow the sporty AWD complete with kayaks and “trees-are-friends” bumper stickers? Follow your nose to discover the origin of that intriguing aroma reminiscent of apple? Every route leads to a new adventure. Which road will you take?

 

There are no wrong choices in Ohio Amish Country. Pursue your day with vigorous spirit and know that you’ll make a memory. A turn down that drive to find baskets takes you to a chat with an Amish family weeding their produce patch. That sporty AWD leads you to the tree-tops for a zip-lining trip you’ll never forget. And the nose knows its apple pie. That smell carries you straight to the source of deliciousness where you sample the day away on pastries and pies. There’s a tale here for you.
 

Bring back the family roadtrip.

Save the day with a love-restoring getaway.

 

There are vacation horror stories and vacation heros. One fun-filled trip to Ohio Amish Country, and your kids will suddenly see that secret superhero cape tucked into your mom jeans or trailing your dad bod. Load the kids onto a horse-drawn wagon ride through the hills to feed potbellied piggies and even giraffes. Pick your own berries and pumpkins. Watch a magic show or tour a one-room Amish schoolhouse and country barn. Sample fresh-made chocolates, or rank your favorite fry pie flavors. Bring your bikes for a ride along the rails-to-trails. You’ll probably spot cool critters and kid smiles on the route. Fish, tube, or float your way through summer afternoons. Drop into town for a double-dip of ice cream, the hallmark treat of true superhero parents. After a day of adventuring, you deserve that hug from your teenager.

 

Do your senior folks need a break from retirement? There’s plenty of entertainment for them, too. Hike through the day or find a bench along the wetlands for birdwatching. Museums dedicated to Amish history tell the fascinating story of our area. Or tour an Amish home and learn how some of our locals really live. Family-style dinner and a stop at one of our theater shows is a perfect end to the day. We have experiences for night owls but cater to the early birds. Your folks have earned the right to simmer down and cozy up in their B&B by twilight.

 

Gal pals or bromance. Best friends or new friends. Kids, partner, or pet. An Amish Country vacation--long or short--will bring about a bonding experience. Some adventures are constructed from adrenaline. Others are woven together through the easy moments experienced with dear companions. This place is about escaping the mundane and embracing the life you have with the ones you love. We’ll never ask to see your superhero credentials.  
 

 

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