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Sep 24, 2012 - "Sistine Chapel of the Amish & Mennonite"

From Scenic Hills RV Park – Millersburg, OH Why we put the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center on the back burner last year when in this area is a mystery. But do know after our visit today that was a big mistake. It is a definite must see for those curious about the history and culture of the Amish and Mennonite people. In a special “Mural Hall” attached to the heritage center is one of only four cycloramas in North America. It is the entire work from research, sketches to final oils on canvas of a single artist. The giant cyclorama or...

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Home Sweet RV - 2012

Aug 18, 2011 - Berlin, OH

August 11-18 We left Nappanee IN today and headed east. We took US 30 and it was a nice smooth road and we got to see lots of the towns and farm lands. As we approached the Indiana/Ohio border we saw a large windmill forest. The NW wind was turning the propellers and generating electric. The land looked green and the ponds and rivers were up so the rainfall had been good over the last few weeks. We arrived at Berlin in the Amish area about 3:00 PM. Boy, has it changed since we were here in 2004. The area has grown and the campground has...

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Sep 19, 2009 - Ohio Amish Country

September is a beautiful time in Ohio. Fall is in the air, trees are starting to change color, wildlife are gathering their winter stockpile of food and Ohioans are just touring the state. Yesterday Nancy and I headed for Amish country, which includes the cities, of Charm, Berlin, Sugarcreek, and Millersburg along with several other small towns. On the way north we passed through Coshocton Ohio. Once a bustling port on the Ohio & Erie Canal, Coshocton and the Historic Roscoe Village now mixes the charm and history of the 1800s with plenty...

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Jun 24, 2009 - Wed. June 24 – Warthers Carving Dublin OH

This area is beautiful. Dotted with whitewashed farms and many horse drawn carriages. It is not unusual to see a nice, well kept home with a buggy in the garage. It does feel a little strange to be behind a horse & buggy at a stop light. Warthers imuseumemem dedicated to the carvings of .He found a pocket knife at the age of 5 and began whittling. He was a genius and so talented. He loved stenginesgins and studied all about the details. His carvings were so realistic that the railroad gave him a train car to display them and took them all...

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Mills Spring 2009

Jun 23, 2009 - Tuesday June 23 – Berlin OH

We started with a visit to the Amish & Mennonite Heritage center. The highlight of the center is the Behalt. A 10ft by 265ft. cyclorama depicting the history of the Amish and Mennonite faiths from the 1500’s to the present. It was painted by Heinz Gaugel, a famous German painter. It took him 12 years. I was surprised to learn that the Amish and Mennonites are Christians who choose to live a certain lifestyle. Amish worship in homes or barns while Mennonites build churches. Both generally attend small one room schools close to their...

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Mills Spring 2009

Jun 22, 2009 - Monday, June 22 – Columbus to Berlin OH – Amish Country

Beautiful RV park with lots of grass right next to the RV. Pulled out the table and a couple of jumps to work Jet and Cricket. Our neighbors came out to watch and seemed to enjoy our show. Berlin has become the tourist capital of the Amish – it reminds me of Panama City beach – lots of shops and restaurants with lots of traffic in a small area. We will get off the beaten path.

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Mills Spring 2009

Oct 27, 2008 - Amish, Great Furniture & Snowflakes!

Writing from Wolfies Campground, Zanesville, OH As the title explains we did Amish country, great furniture & snowflakes. Yes we saw snowflakes on the drive to Berlin! Berlin, OH is in an Amish area about 45 miles north of Zanesville. The sad thing is it is very commercalized. We found a wonderful Amish made furniture store outside of Berlin. The had some beautiful furniture. We ate lunch at an Amish buffet. Of course the problem with a buffet is we always over eat. So we had to do some walking after that. It was so cold and damp, but we...

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Oct 8, 2008 - Day 179 Berlin Ohio

Day 179 Wednesday 8th October Berlin Ohio Page 79 NK 14 What a gloomy day it is outside – it’s been heavy rain most of the nite and it’s still continuing without any sign of let-up this morning. Getting up and dealing with the morning routine doesn’t seem to have any urgency when it’s like this, hence our departure time was not too early. The countryside is rather pretty, well from what we can see it is. We are driving through the Amish Byways which doesn’t have the stunning mountain peaks, or the raging rivers as we have seen on this trip,...

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Jul 21, 2008 - Ohio Amish Country

Today is Ohio Amish and Mennonite day and we started off with a visit to Lehman’s Hardware in Kidron, OH. The Old Order Amish do not use electricity and Lehman’s was the first store to stock items used in everyday life that operate without electricity. The store is both an operating business and a museum with artifacts in every area of the store. The store is broken down into different rooms where like merchandize is displayed along with artifacts related to the present day merchandize. Two of the larger areas were the lamp and lantern...

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Points West 2008

Jul 20, 2008 - Into Ohio

We have completed our Michigan trip, staying nine nights in the state which is the most of any state we have visited on this trip. The Upper Peninsula was much more enjoyable due to the cooperative weather. Here it has been muggy with light rain off and on for the past 24 hours. Our RV experience began about four years ago and we had never stayed at a KOA (Kampground of America) facility. We stayed the past two days at the KOA in Ypsilanti, MI and it will probably be at least four more years before we return to one of their locations....

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Points West 2008

Jun 27, 2008 - Friday, Berlin, OH (356 miles)

Approaching Berlin and the Amish community you start to see beautiful, clean roadsides. Not a spec of trash anywhere. If only other communities could take a lesson from the Amish. We have been here a couple of times before and really enjoy the home-cooked meals. Beautiful golf courses are found along the roadsides.

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Oct 13, 2007 - Evergreen Campground, Berlin, OH

We stayed at the Evergreen Camp Resort in the area of Berlin, OH, Holmes County. On the internet, it says it is the only campground rated 10, 10, 10 and after staying there, we can see why. Cost is about $41 per night, but with all the things they offer, i.e. indoor heated pool, indoor hot tub, all paved and pretty level sites, full hook ups with cable and free internet, a huge nice Laundromat, and other stuff. The place was really clean and well maintained. Amish people sold their baked goods on the grounds too. Ron and Gloria went with us...

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