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Old 10-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #15
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..I don't recall the name of the RV park, but a recent iRV2 National Rally was held in the Ohio Amish country, so there are certainly good RV facilities in the area.

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It's Evergreen Park RV Resort. My Evergreen photos. My review #3.

Ohio has the largest Amish/Mennonite community in the states. Lehman's Hardware is definitely a must see. Berlin has tons of shops, park in town & you can walk to all of them. Go to Behalt, the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center to learn about their heritage. There are several homes open to tour, lots of Amish-style restaurants, beautiful local-made furniture stores & plenty of backroads to traverse.

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Be careful driving when you encounter an Amish buggy on the road, give them plenty of room and NEVER pass a buggy on the right side. You will spook the horse. Their blinders allow them to see ahead and to the right.
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Have never been to Amish country in Ohio, but do go to PA every other year. The area east of Lancaster is wonderful The suggestion of Country Haven in New Holland is a good one. But, it is what is says it is - the quiet one". Fantastic views, good sites and no activities.
You have to decide whether you want to observe the Amish from a respectful distance or participate in something else. You will never eat or sleep in a true Amish house. Pure Amish will just not allow that. So if that is what you want, you are either getting a re-creation or the experience is being provided by a non Amish group. Just watching the Amish go about their daily life from your site at Country Haven is a great experience.
Enjoy whatever you decide, and travel safe.
Neil has taken the words off my keyboard. I spent a fair bit of time in New Holland area, (enough that I didn't need the GPS to get around much) and stayed at Country Haven for a total of about 3 weeks. If you do stay there, be sure to get across the road to the bakery on Friday or Saturday... unbelievably good stuff.
Also, you are only a few minutes from New Holland proper, as well as Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand. I found most of the folks to be fairly freindly, and wound up with a couple of friends in the area. If you want any carpentry work done, mine came out stunningly.
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We have spent a considerable amount of time in the Amish Areas in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and our favorite by far is Ohio. Ohio isn't as crowded as the other two areas (although the popularity is growing every year). It's easier to get around, and the Amish people there are more open and friendly to the "English," as they call all who are non-Amish. Prices in Ohio are also more reasonable.

We just spent about 6 weeks at Scenic Hills RV Park in Berlin (mailing address Millersburg, OH). The campground is run by a nice, hard-working Mennonite couple. Click HERE and HERE and HERE to read our recent blog posts about Holmes County, OH.
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x many on Scenic Hills RV Park.

We have stayed both in Lancaster, and Millersburg. Each in itself is a unique experience. Each was just as enjoyable.

If you do get to Millersburg, do make it a point to go to the Warther's Museum in Dover, OH. He was a master carver and his works are astonishing.
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x many on Scenic Hills RV Park.

We have stayed both in Lancaster, and Millersburg. Each in itself is a unique experience. Each was just as enjoyable.

If you do get to Millersburg, do make it a point to go to the Warther's Museum in Dover, OH. He was a master carver and his works are astonishing.
Ditto on Warther's. Trains carved in amazing detail from walnut, ebony and ivory.

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I thought that was where the Jayco brand was built ?
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Evergreen Camping Resort is our favorite campground. We have only been camping for two years and have camped here a half dozen times. Indoor heated swimming pool and heated tile floor showers make this a favorite of ours. In fact we are headed there on Thursday and our son and his wife and kids are coming out on Saturday.
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On the Master Carver Warther, every part on that train works. Engineers have studied those carving and marveled at the precise engineering of the parts.
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I thought that was where the Jayco brand was built ?
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Perhaps you're thinking of Airstream, which is located in Jackson Center, OH near Dayton - not that close to Holmes County.
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Perhaps you're thinking of Airstream, which is located in Jackson Center, OH near Dayton - not that close to Holmes County.
Or perhaps Hi-Lo, which was built in Butler, OH.

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Ditto on Warther's. Trains carved in amazing detail from walnut, ebony and ivory.

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Yes you might want to check out the Amish community of Kalona Ia. It is just south of Iowa City a short distance.
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Unless you sell your rv and buy a horse and buggy, you will not "get the full Amish experience"
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