"SEPTEMBER IN THE AMISH HEARTLAND" Sugarcreek by LoriPori

Sugarcreek Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 28 photos

AMISH COUNTRY

September in the Amish Heartland means silos being filled with harvested crops, winter wheat being sown, firewood being split and the trees gently exhanging their green summer wardrobe for a brilliant red, yellow and orange one. This is a spectacular time to visit AMISH COUNTRY.

SUGARCREEK -- LITTLE SWITZERLAND

One of the top destinations in Ohio and known far and wide as the "Little Switzerland", SUGARCREEK embraces its heritage with its Swiss-style architecture, especially the Swiss village-like dowtown area where Swiss music fills the air. Uniquely merging its Swill heritage with the surroundng Amish community, the charming village of Sugarcreek is one of Ohio's treasures. Nestled in the heart of the World's largest Amish community, Sugarcreek and the surrounding countryside is home to nearly 35,000 Amish.
Tourists and locals browse and shop Sugarcreek's many furniture stores, craft, quilts and specialty shops. With ten cheese factories located in the area, Sugarcreek is recognized as the center of the Swiss Cheese industry in Ohio.

  • Last visit to Sugarcreek: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 27, 2006
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    These places are such a delight. Ohio has some of the neatest hidden gems. Excellent page!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Huch, so much Swissness here! Love the quilts, I'm always quite fascinated by them.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    I am puzzled by the Amish. Next time I go to Alsace, I will try to look for their records in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, in Montbéliard and in Ohnenheim. I know that former french Amish are now Mennonites but will try to learn more.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 4:20 AM

    I never knew this was the World's largest Amish community.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2007 at 6:42 AM

    What an odd combination--Amish and Swiss. Nevertheless, it looks like a fun place to visit with lots of neat things to see.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2007 at 4:33 AM

    Glad to see you've discovered the Ohio Amish country. Karen and I love visiting there. Great tips!

  • kevanrijn's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2007 at 12:02 PM

    Nice pictures and tips on Amish country--lovely photos. I think most people don't realize that Ohio and Indiana have large Amish communities--they mostly only know about the ones in PA.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2007 at 12:15 AM

    Wow, I was very surprised seeing Amish culture for the first time. Picturesque architecture of Sugarcreek suits perfectly to Amish buggies. Good idea with Amish Country bus tour.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2006 at 8:02 AM

    Surprise to know that so many Amish communities in Ohio. I though they were mainly in Pennsylvania. Thanks for sharing your trip. Cheers, SL

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2006 at 4:32 AM

    The Amish do indeed make beautiful quilts. Great page and the photos are excellent.

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