Our 2006 sojourn on back roads of USA and Canada travel blog

Amish farmstead

Dedicated bridge for horse and carriage

Neat & tidy fields

The Plain People have a preference for white buildings

A simple life in a lovely peaceful setting

The size of fields is governed by how much a family can...

The village of Sugar Creek is nicknamed Little Switzerland of Ohio


The sights along this scenic journey are, quite literally, nothing fancy. The Amish, sometimes called the Plain People, live a life of modesty and simplicity, shunning modern conveniences. Their customs are governed by the ancient rhythms of planting and harvesting and offer fascinating glimpses into days gone by.

Some 35,000 Amish, the largest community of it's kind in the world, reside in these gently folded farmslands known as Amish Country.



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