September 2019

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Travel

Alpine Hills Museum, Sugarcreek

This Sugarcreek attraction offers a window into the lives of the people who settled this region and the history of the area known as Ohio’s Little Switzerland.

Amish Country Road Trips

We drove over the back roads and across the rolling hills of Ohio’s Amish Country for our guide to five communities filled with farm-fresh foods, handcrafted furniture, great gifts and more.

Amish Country Road Trips: Berlin

The oldest village in Holmes County is a hub of activity, but also be sure to check out some of the other must-visit spots in the surrounding countryside.

Amish Country Road Trips: Geauga & Trumbull Counties

The Amish communities of Geauga and Trumbull counties attract those who seek a taste of country living just a short drive from the city.

Amish Country Road Trips: Millersburg

Downtown Millersburg is where the country meets Main Street. There's a hitching post for horses outside the courthouse and small businesses dotting both sides of Jackson Street

Amish Country Road Trips: Sugarcreek

The village of Sugarcreek’s downtown is home to Swiss architectural styles and the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock, but the area was originally settled by a mix of Amish, Swiss and German families.

Amish Country Road Trips: Walnut Creek

The area Jonas Stutzman and and his wife settled in 1809 is now a tourist destination known for its restaurants, shops and opportunities to take in the Amish way of living.

End of the Commons General Store, Mesopotamia

This landmark along the western edge of Trumbull County draws locals and travelers alike. When you go, be sure to buy a fry pie (or three).

Farmhouse Frocks, Millersburg

Lena Schlabach and her two daughters aim to make women of all sizes feel beautiful in their chic, comfortable and fun clothing line crafted by Amish seamstresses.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Cincinnati celebrates its German heritage every September with a huge festival. Here are three reasons why it is the largest celebration of its kind in North America.

Food + Drink

1808 American Bistro, Delaware

Chef and owner Joshua Dalton’s downtown Delaware restaurant serves a lineup of inspired dishes perfect for the meat-and-potatoes Midwest.

Farm to Glass: Bent Ladder

Matt Vodraska makes handcrafted hard ciders using both modern apples and heirloom varieties that date back centuries. You can try them at his cidery’s tasting room in Doylestown.

Rebecca’s Bistro, Walnut Creek

Rebecca Miller’s restaurant is one of the less traditional you’ll discover in Ohio’s Amish Country, but its farm-fresh approach is one you won’t want to miss.

Troyer’s Country Market, Millersburg

This inviting, red-roofed store with a porch full of produce offers a taste of the quality meats, cheeses and traditional Amish foods found in the area.

Arts

‘A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber’

A Columbus Museum of Art exhibition examines how native son James Thurber changed the face of American cartooning during the first half of the 20th century.

Barberton Mum Festival

This northeast Ohio tradition draws a 50,000-person crowd to see its colorful chrysanthemum varieties.

Ohio Life

3 Questions: Joe Thomas

The retired Cleveland Browns tackle talks about his playing streak, his job at the NFL Network and how he expects his former team to do this season. 

A Helping Hand

The Wood County Historical Center & Museum presents an exhibition commemorating one of Ohio’s early humanitarian efforts.

Gene Autry Mural, Kenton

In 2004, artist Keith Hasenbalg created this work that pays tribute to Gene Autry’s ties to the town.

Racing on the Bay

During the 1950s, the annual Put-in-Bay Road Race brought sports car owners to South Bass Island to face off on a 3.1-mile course set up on city streets. Those days are remembered each year with a race, car show and more.