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Family-friendly adventures abound in Amish Country!

Everybody is counting the days until time off and time together. How will you share those precious and free minutes with your loved ones? Family vacation is an opportunity for parents and children to explore the area and their bonds together. Your kids may not remember their third day in fifth grade math, but they will definitely flashback to feeding a giraffe from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. We’ve got an abundance of activities that will make the whole family happy. Come create some memories

Day One

Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek Areas

Feed the Animals

Take in the old-fashioned farming experience when you visit the working farm and animal park at The Farm at Walnut Creek. Hand-feed over 600 domestic and exotic animals on the horse-drawn wagon ride or drive-through tour, including giraffes. The Farm features a non-electric Amish farmhouse for visitors to tour at their own pace and can observe baking, canning, and sewing demonstrations.

The Farm at Walnut Creek
4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek. Located just outside of Walnut Creek.
Allow 2 hours for this stop.
Putt around 

Cabin Creek Golf offers one of the most unique, entertaining, and challenging 36-hole miniature golf courses. You’ll face water hazards, a geyser, and bridges, among other awesome obstacles. The center also offers a driving range, sand volleyball, and batting cages. 
 

Cabin Creek Golf
1361 County Road 108, Sugarcreek. Located just south of Sugarcreek.
Allow 1-2 hours for this stop.
Food and Treats

Enjoy a sandwich, salad, and ice cream at Mudd Valley Cafe and Creamery, located in Walnut Creek Cheese. The Cafe is a full service eatery that offers a wide variety of options for brunch, lunch, dessert, and more! This stop has the added bonus of being located inside of one of the area’s largest bulk food shops. You can eat and browse the bulk goodies! Stock up on snacks, produce, candy, or almost anything else at Walnut Creek Cheese. 

Mudd Valley Cafe and Creamery
2641 State Route 39, Sugarcreek. Located just east of Walnut Creek.
Allow 1-2 hours for this stop.
Camp in the Country

Timbercrest Camp and RV Park is surrounded by trees and offers a peaceful spot to camp in the hills just minutes from all the local attractions. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and wifi. Kids will enjoy the playground areas and nature trails. The park features full hookup pull-thru sites, back-in full hookup sites, and tent sites.

Timbercrest Camp and RV Park
5552 State Route 515, Millersburg. Located north of Walnut Creek

Trip Trivia

Long legs aren’t everything! Did you know that the fastest speed recorded for a running giraffe is 37 mph, but a sprinting horse has been clocked at 55 mph? 

Day Two

Berlin Area

Baked Goods and Critters

Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery features all the area’s best baked goods, from fry pies to whole pies. They supply fresh, home-grown produce in season. In the Farm petting area, kids can visit with some of Holmes County's biggest Belgian horses. Buggy rides and pony rides are also available.

Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery
5452 State Route 557, Millerburg. Located between Berlin and Charm.
Allow 1 hour for this stop.
Magic Shows & Fun Finds

Located in downtown Berlin, Madhrikan's Theater of Magic at Catalpa Trading Company presents a full stage of spectacular illusions. It’s a family-friendly 1.5 hour magic show that includes audience participation! Catalpa Trading Company offers unusual and fun gifts that create smiles, so you can pick up some cool mementos after the magic show..

Madhrikan's Theater of Magic at Catalpa Trading Company
4846 E. Main Street, Millerburg. Located in downtown Berlin.
Allow 2 hours for this stop.
Horseback Rides

Is there a better way to experience Amish Country than on horseback? Amish Country Riding Stables, at Guggisberg Swiss Inn, offers an excellent adventure along with gorgeous views of Doughty Valley. You don’t have to be a guest at the Inn to ride, but it would be a convenient opportunity! Anyone aged 8-70 is welcome to join an experienced guide for a 45-minute ride in the hills. 

Amish Country Riding Stables
5025 State Route 557, Millersburg. Located just north of Charm.
Allow 1 hour for this stop.
Food and Treats

If you wake up near Walnut Creek, stop in at Der Dutchman Restaurant. They’ve been serving delicious Amish-style comfort food since 1969. It’s an excellent place to share any meal of the day, and the restaurant provides a beautiful valley view. They open at 7 a.m., so you can get your morning started with all the traditional breakfast Fixin's. Or, if you’re visiting Berlin, consider stopping at their sister restaurant Berlin Farmstead.

Der Dutchman Restaurant
4967 State Route 515, Millersburg. Located in downtown Walnut Creek.
Allow 1-2 hours for this stop.

Amish Co pro tip

Amish Country Riding Stables also offers wintertime sleigh rides after a super snowfall.

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