Amish Country is an amazing destination for couples, families, and friends, but visitors usually notice when planning their trip that many businesses are closed on Sundays! Because of the religious nature of the area, many shops and restaurants owned by Amish and Mennonites are not open. Never fear though, here is my list of things to do in Amish Country on a Sunday.
What is there to do on Sunday in Amish Country?
Get inspired at the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum
Visitors will find unique works of art along a 1.5-mile trail at the Inn at Honey Run. This isn’t a leisurely stroll through the woods, it’s definitely a hike! One of my favorite “wow!” pieces is “Archer’s Roost” which contains over 12,000 paint sticks blowing through the breeze. The sound is mesmerizing.
If you’d like to enjoy an amazing meal before your hike, Tarragon Restaurant is open for brunch. Tarragon is the upscale restaurant that is located inside the Inn.
Tour the Victorian House and Millersburg Glass Museum
The Victorian House was built in 1902 by wealthy Cleveland Industrialist, L. H. Brightman. The 28-room mansion is not only a magnificent example of Queen Anne style architecture but also contains over 4,000 square feet of beautiful antiques and local artifacts. One of the many highlights of the home is the hand-carved spindle staircase.
Next door is the Millersburg Glass Museum. The Millersburg Glass Museum chronicles the life of John Fenton and his short-lived Millersburg Glass business. The most popular glass produced in Millersburg was the iridescent Carnival glass, which has wooed collectors from around the world.
The Victorian House Museum and Millersburg Glass Museum have seasonal Sunday hours. Check the website for more information.
The Museum is located at: 484 Wooster Rd. Millersburg, Ohio 44654
Drink with the hairy sow at the Wooly Pig Brewery
This agri-tourism brewery is one you’ll find hard to leave. Open on Sundays from 1-6 pm, the Wooly Pig Brewery offers a plethora of homemade brews in a fun, country setting. Most seating is outdoors, so make sure you’re dressed for the weather!
Pick a brew, find a seat in one of the wooden huts, and watch the wooly pigs roll around in the mud – this is a Sunday well spent.
Wooly Pig Brewery is located at: 23631 Twp Rd 167, Fresno, Ohio 43824.
Explore historic downtown Millersburg
Historic downtown Millersburg has many small shops and restaurants to enjoy! Thankfully, many of them are also open on Sundays.
Walking down W. Jackson Street, you’ll find that Starlight Antiques, Jackson Street Antiques, and the Antique Emporium are all open for business. Bags, La Palma Mexican Grill, and Millersburg Brewing Co. are also both open for dining!
If you just want a quick bite, south of Millersburg you’ll find the usuals – McDonalds, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen and Subway.
Visiting Millersburg on another day? Check out my best tips of things to do in Millersburg.
Drive the Amish Country Byway
The Amish Country Byway is a designated 160-mile roadway that has been recognized by America’s Byways for its unique cultural value. This multi-road byway passes over rolling hills to showcase some of the area’s beautiful farmland and rich history as the settlement of German and Amish people.
Driving the byway on a Sunday requires slowing down for the abundance of buggies and bicycles that will be traveling these roads to and from their Sunday worship service. Enjoy the views while you look for homes playing host to the gathering of Amish families, usually recognized right away by the numerous buggies in the yard or near the barn.
More info on the Amish Country Byway is on the ODOT Website.
Walk or bike on the Holmes County Rails to Trails
An easy way to burn off all of the calories from Amish breads and pastries is to hit the trail at the Holmes County Rails to Trails. This former railroad line now serves as a multi-purpose trail for walkers, bikers, and yes, even Amish buggies. Make sure you watch where you step!
The best parking spot for access to the trail is in Millersburg at Hipp Station: 62 N Grant St, Millersburg.
Chase a waterfall at nearby Mohican State Park
Mohican State Park is a hiker’s paradise – and it is located just one county away in Ashland County. One of the most popular trails at Mohican is the Big Lyons Falls trail. Big Lyons Fallsis an 80-foot slow-flow waterfall above a recessed cave. The 2-mile loop trail is moderately rated. Wear good shoes! In the winter and spring, this trail can contain lots of ice.
Parking for the trail is at the Mohican Covered Bridge. The address is: Park Rd, Perrysville, Ohio.
Have a glass of vino at the Ugly Bunny Winery
On the way to or from Mohican State Park, travelers will pass right by the Ugly Bunny Winery. This locally-owned favorite is located very close to Loudonville, Ohio. The Ugly Bunny offers small appetizers and both red and white wines, along with hard cider. In the warmer months, an outdoor seating area is available.
The Ugly Bunny winery is located at: 16104 OH 39, Loudonville, Ohio.
Places to eat in Amish Country on a Sunday (that weren’t mentioned above)
Park Street Pizza, Sugarcreek – indoor and outdoor dining, counter service pizza and appetizers.
Bags Sugarcreek – Pub food & bar.
Kauffman’s Bakery Cafe – breakfast and lunch, just north of Berlin on SR 62.
Fast Food – Dairy Queen, Burger King, and Subway in Berlin, Ohio
Looking for more things to do in Amish Country? Here is my list of the best things to do in Amish Country with kids.
What is your favorite thing to do in Amish Country on a Sunday?
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