Rainy days don’t get us down.
There are definitely days designed just for ducks and their watersports. But Ohio’s variable weather doesn’t get us down. If you’ve admired the fields of fresh garden veggies, brilliant floral borders, or lush woodlands around Holmes County, then you have the rains to thank. The mix of sunshine and showers create our growing season, and even rainy days bring their share of good times. Did you find yourself in Amish Country on a deluge day? There are plenty of opportunities to stay dry as you explore around the area. Here are just a few of the many options to make your rainy day trip just ducky.
Explore Lehman's Hardware’s fully-stocked, barn-style store. You’ll find practical, sustainable, and fun products around each corner of this family-owned shop. The store offers creative solutions in cooking, gardening, heating with wood, non-electric lighting, and more. Don’t miss the toy section. which will return you to the joy of youth
Experience a country store located in the Amish countryside. Ashery Country Store offers more than just bulk foods. The store’s shelves are lined with bulk grocery items and aromatic spices, and they have an excellent deli for purchasing meats and cheeses. Bring your cooler for transporting treats!
Mt. Hope’s Lone Star Quilt Shop is keeping it real. They display and sell authentic, Amish-style crafts. The shop features locally made quilts, crafts, and purses. They have notions and over 3,000 bolts of fabric to browse. You may be inspired to start your own creative project.
Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen is the perfect stop for a delicious home-style meal and desserts. Menu favorites include wedding steak and date nut pudding. Country breakfast buffet occurs on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and the dinner buffet is available all day every Saturday. Located in the center of Mt. Hope, it’s a popular stop for locals and visitors
It’s a little known fact that Ohio has received up to 55” of rainfall in a year but averages between 35”-40” per year.
Coblentz Chocolate Company in downtown Walnut Creek offers a treat for every tastebud. Find your favorites, including buckeyes, creamfills, truffles, caramels, and snappers. Kids may prefer seasonally decorated dipped sandwich cookies and pretzel sticks. Stroll through the viewing gallery and watch chocolates being made. This stop will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
The Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market has added even more for this season, including more shopping selection, landscapes, and overlooks of the beautiful valley. The market includes a variety of vendor shops and items as well as opportunities to grab a snack and enjoy entertainment throughout our fair weather months.
David Warther Carvings & Gift Shop features a 10,000 square-foot exhibit displaying over 80 intricate antique ivory carvings. You can explore the exhibit on a guided tour and meet the carver himself. As a 5th generation carver, David frequently demonstrates his techniques. Each piece displays a unique and fascinating piece of history by replicating ancient ships.
Since opening in 2002, Rebecca's Bistro has been creating delectable fresh meals, made with local produce. With a part of the restaurant operating in a mid-1800’s log cabin house, this is always a special dining experience. Let them tempt you with dessert at Rebecca’s. You won’t regret it.
Amish Co Pro Tip
Check out Lehman’s website for classes to improve your homestead, from canning to butter-making to goat yoga.