Amish Country Itinerary Ideas
Arriving into the area bright and early on a Monday morning is a great place to start your adventure! Begin with Middlefield Market, for the auction and flea market. The auction is only on Mondays, but the flea market building is also open on Saturdays. There you will also find several small shops: Country Arts & Jewelry, Rustic Rewind, and Country Collections Antique Mall just to name a few. When you leave you can stop at Nauvoo Family Market, an Amish-owned grocery store carrying everything from baked goods to hardware. Just up the road you’ll find Countryside Furnishings, with beautiful hand crafted merchandise. If you are getting hungry you might want to head east to the End of the Commons, where you will find the oldest General Store in Ohio. Take a break in the Commons Cafe and enjoy a lunch and a hand dipped ice cream cone before you continue on your way!
As you head back toward Middlefield, make a stop at Mullet’s Footwear and Country Cedar, as you may need a second pair of comfy shoes as a back up during your travels! Amish Home Craft and Bakery offers a wide variety of Amish-made handcrafts and baked goods. Continuing west, White House Chocolate beckons all with tempting chocolates made in their candy-kitchen, and sampling is always encouraged! It’s time to get checked in at the Red Maple Inn, this four-Diamond AAA Rated Bed & Breakfast is like a small hotel, offering all the comforts of home in beautifully appointed rooms. They also offer guided Amish tours five days a week, from 1-3 p.m. After a little relaxation, it’s time to head to Mary Yoder’s Amish Restaurant for a hearty meal of chicken, mashed potatoes, and all the trimmings. Just be sure to save room for pie! To get moving after a big meal, you might want to head to Geauga Park District’s Observatory Park, one of 11 Silver tiered Dark Sky Parks in the World. Here you can take a stroll “around our universe” and get one of the best views of the night sky imaginable!
After you enjoy a wonderful Amish-made breakfast buffet at Red Maple Inn, you may want to do a little antiquing and exploring. A short drive north will bring you to our county seat, Chardon and their historic Village Square. For more than 30 years, Antiques on the Square has been offering three stories of treasures! On the other end of the county, Auntie’s Antique Mall offers more than 100 vendors under one very well organized roof, offering something for everyone. After all this shopping you may want to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Camp Hi Canoe is family-owned and operated and offers a variety of river trips along 25 miles of the Upper Cuyahoga River, designated as both an American Heritage and State Scenic River.
As your afternoon comes to an end you’ll want to make a stop at the Burton Log Cabin, operated by the Burton Chamber of Commerce and offering genuine Geauga County Maple syrup, candy and other local treats. After you’ve enjoyed your time here, you may want to visit with MD Realty before you leave – Geauga County is a great place to call home!
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