Getaway in Ohio's Amish Country
What to do: Shopping
Baskets and Blooms (pictured), 5482 Township-629, Millersburg. Two long cylindrical greenhouses filled with colorful annuals, hardy perennials and beautifully arranged planters make a trip to this Amish garden center worthwhile. (330) 893-3675
Bowden Bells, 11671 Township Road-506, Big Prairie. Vince and Jan Bowden turn scrap materials into garden art--bells, birdbaths, fountains and feeders—as well as jewelry and gifts. See Midwest Living's review. (330) 567-3460; bowdenbells.com
Carlisle Gifts, Walnut Creek. This gift shop mimics a Victorian house and sells upscale, mostly traditional and cottage-style home furnishings, as well as fun, flirty jewelry and accessories. See Midwest Living's review. (330) 893-2535; dhgroup.com
Farmerstown Furniture Ltd., 3155 State Route 557, Baltic. Farmerstown Furniture sells pieces made from hardwoods such as oak, cherry and hickory. The shop also has an extensive hardware section of handles, knobs, hinges, pulls, spindles, legs and feet. See Midwest Living's review. (330) 897-0406
Holmes County Pottery, 8500 County Road 373, Big Prairie. Owner Cary Hulin spends his days mixing clay or glazes, throwing pots and loading the Korean-style Anagama kiln that produces birdhouses, planters, dinnerware and baking pans. See Midwest Living's review. (330) 496-2406
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