My top five Amish settlements by Bill.
I like the New Wilmington and Smicksburg communities in W. PA pretty equally mainly because they’re both only a little more than an hour drive from my home. Depending where you are in these areas it is possble to drive through and not know you were in “Amish Country” unless you saw the buggy signs on the road or came upon a buggy on the road. For the most part the back roads in these areas tell the tale.
I haven’t been in Lancaster County “Amish Country” since I was a kid but this was the first place I ever encountered anything Amish. Holmes County and it’s environs is definitely cool and in Geauga County it was neat to see all the buggies at WalMart and to eat breakfast in McDonald’s with Amish sitting at the tables around us.
North of New Wilmington, Crawford County PA and Ashtabula County OH also have very sizable Amish populations though I haven’t been through there in some time.
These are the only communities I’ve been to but anytime/anywhere I am in “Amish Country” it’s always a treat.
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