When you come to visit Amish Country, Ohio you will always have plenty of things to do Monday through Saturday. But what about Sunday? Sunday is considered a day of rest for the Amish and Mennonites, and since most of the shop and store owners are Amish or Mennonite you will most likely find downtown Berlin looking like a ghost town on Sunday. I have just the plan for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
A great place to join a Mennonite Church service is at Gospel Haven Church. Sunday school starts at 9:30 and regular services start at 10:30. They would love to have you join them!
With all the downtown shops closed in Berlin there are still plenty of places open if you know where to find them. For lunch you can grab a pizza at East of Chicago, or you can go to La Palma Mexican Grill for some great chicken fajitas.
If you would like some exercise, a great place for a jog or bike ride is the Holmes County Trail, which runs over 20 miles through beautiful Amish Country. You can find a few entrances to the trail: by the Walmart parking lot in Millersburg, in Killbuck, beside Nana’s Kitchen on State Route 83, and down the road from Fredericksburg Elementary School.
If you are still in the mood to shop then there are plenty of options located to the south and north of Holmes County. Roscoe Village is an old historical town filled with lots of shopping and places to eat. Canton is located about 45 minutes north of Berlin and also has a large selection of stores, including a mall.
If you would like a full selection of places to go on Sunday, please visit our For Sunday page.
I hope you have a great stay in Amish Country, Ohio!
Meet The Author
Josh Troyer lives in Holmes County, Ohio with his wife Brittany. He does online marketing for the Amish & Mennonites in his community. It is not uncommon to find him at a local coffee shop working on his computer.