If you’d like a glimpse of Amish areas in the Empire State, newyorkupstate.com has posted 14 photos taken in Western New York.
The article references Chautauqua County, which is home to several Amish communities, including the settlement at Clymer (10 church districts as of 2017).
However, at least some of these photos may in fact be from neighboring Cattaraugus County, which includes the town of Leon, noted in a couple of the photos.
Cattaraugus County is where you’ll find the Conewango Valley settlement, the state’s oldest and largest (or at least the bulk of it).
Most of the photos are of the countryside, which is stunningly beautiful. The area is marketed to visitors as “New York’s Amish Trail”.
View the rest of the photos here.
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Erik, thanks for today’s “virtual visit” to the Amish communities in western New York state. I’d like to visit all the businesses posted on the signs at the Young Rd. intersection as I find them intriguing!
There’s also quite a difference, it seems, between some communities—Clymer being so much more progressive than Conewango (almost Swartzentruber).
Back to reality here in the Midwest!
I have an Amish friend who moved from Ohio to another part of NY state, planning to visit later this year. This will be my first trip to Amish NY and I’m looking forward to it. Might find a way to head off-course on the way up or back to visit Conewango Valley, especially after seeing these photos.
Pictures of up stste New York
I just look at the pictures you posted and saw where you said about the hay stacks I am sorry to tell you that is not Hay but wheat the Amish farmer is combing and the other picture show how they shock the wheat until they want to take in to the barn to thrash it.
Hi Ivan, I’m not sure what you mean as I didn’t say anything about hay stacks in this post – maybe you are referring to something another writer said on the site I linked to?
Not wheat there are OATS
Thank you for the virtual tour… Like ivy, Amish are spreading. It will be interesting to see how the culture evolves.