Amish Country Day Trip
Our last day trip this week was to Amish Country. We do not go into the main tourist area but instead stick to the back roads and visit our favorite businesses. The best advice I can give you about visiting Amish Country is never go on a Sunday. The Amish are very religious and Sunday is for church and family.
This is an Amish farm where there are
multiple houses on the property for the
family members. You will not see any power
lines going to the houses because they don’t
have electricity, however, we noticed for the
first time many homes had solar panels on
their roof so evidently that is acceptable.
Normally in the fall cars are bumper to
bumper in the tourist area. We take the
back roads where we see the Amish working
in the fields with work horses and plows…….
and the kids walking home from school.
The one place we like to visit is Lehman’s.
Lehman’s is a huge store where tourists and
the Amish purchase just about anything they
need like oil lamps, gas stoves, gas refrigerators,
canning supplies, kitchen supplies, canned
jellies and jams. They have everything!
The country views are spectacular.
This is a common sight on the back roads.
How beautiful this was!
Even though this is a back road, the
kids walking home from school and
the horse and buggies have cars
and semi trucks to deal with.
Next up is lunch!
We always eat at the
Amish Door Restaurant.
The Amish waitresses take
great care of us. The buffet at
lunch time was $13.99. They serve ham,
chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes, sweet
potatoes, gravy, macaroni & cheese,
green beans plus a huge salad bar.
This is their overflow
and banquet area.
Their address and information.
Behind the restaurant is the Inn at Amish Door.
We stayed there overnight about 10 years ago.
This gazebo is at the Inn.
Now off to our favorite bakery.
The only thing I bought today was Whoopie
Pie Cookies but they sell every kind of
bake food you can think of.
Here is their information.
This is one of the few businesses open on Sunday.
Our last stop is at Heini’s Cheese Chalet.
They sell cheese, sausage, candy and much
more. If you time it right, you can watch them
making cheese through the glass windows. This
is a fascinating process to watch. Here we
bought cheese and sausage. One thing we always
do is take coolers with ice packs since the cheese
and sausage needs to be kept cold and we
live so far away. Heini’s Cheese Chalet is right
across the street from Kauffman’s Bakery.
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We love visiting here twice a year. If you ever
get the opportunity to visit or learn about
the Amish, I’m certain you will
find it as fascinating as I do!