Ohio’s Amish country. At every turn, I’m finding picturesque rural scenery punctuated by horse and buggies clip-clopping past barns and fields of hay.
I head into a home-based Amish shop near Berlin, Ohio to browse a selection of candles. A sliver of sunlight streams through the window, running against the side of a young girl’s face as she takes a whiff. She’s the shopkeeper’s daughter. When I ask her mother if I could publish the photo, say says, “I think so, but you’ll have to talk to the Bishop.”
These special moments, unique to Ohio travel, are everywhere across the state whether it’s chatting with the master brewer about his new batch of IPA in Cleveland, having a scoop of ice cream with a young entrepreneur in Columbus, or screaming your head off as you plummet down Cedar Point’s Millenium Force.
Any of the following weekend getaways in Ohio will be worth your while to better understand this incredibly diverse state.