Get Up and Get Outside in Amish Country

Get Up and Get Outside in Amish Country

April 18, 2016

First trail in the nation to accommodate Amish buggies, the unique Holmes County Trail is a greenway winding north to south, with 15 miles of trail now open through rolling fields, woodlands and protected swamp areas, with observation decks for views. One lane is paved with asphalt for biking, roller-blading, walking, running, and wheelchairs, while the adjoining buggy and equestrian trail is paved with "chip and seal" for horse-drawn vehicles and horseback riding.

Trail Etiquette? Buggies and horseback riders yield to all other users, while cyclists yield to hikers and walkers. If you want to watch a first-person preview of the Trail, check out this biker’s YouTube video.

Fans of the Trail can support the Holmes County Trail Coalition at the annual Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Benefit Auction and Road Apple 5K. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 11.