Amish Country Byway

National Scenic BywayOhio

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  • Amish Country Farm House

    The whitewashed farmhouse stands in contrast to the surrounding greenery of the placid fields and thickly forested background.

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  • Amish Country Farms

    Ordered farms and fields spread out before the viewer, providing an inspiring yet peaceful view.

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  • Shady Parking for Horse-Drawn Carriages

    Horses hitched to horse-drawn carriages, tied to a post, wait patiently in the summer shade in Winesburg.

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  • Shady Parking for Horse-Drawn Carriages

    Horses hitched to horse-drawn carriages, tied to a post, wait patiently in the summer shade in Winesburg.

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  • River Crossing in Navarre

    Ohio & Erie Canalway crosses a canal in Navarre, which is edged by overgrown trees.

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  • The Cary House

    This photo features the stately, brick Cary House.

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  • Downtown Berlin

    This photo features a bustling downtown Berlin.

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  • Victorian House and Museum

    Behind the green shrubs and lawn sits the Victorian House and Museum. Its 28 rooms feature various themes: there are turn-of-the-century law and medical offices, a child's room filled with antique toys, a room complete with Civil War artifacts, a sewing room containing Victorian dresses, and another room displaying a wide array of early musical instruments.

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  • Victorian House and Museum

    With windows on every side and level, the blue Victorian House and Museum boasts 28 rooms of Victorian splendor. Built by the Brightmans for their large family of eight children, the 28-room mansion has been restored in its original entirety and features antiques in each of its rooms.

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  • Downtown Millersburg

    Two cars wait at a traffic light in downtown Millersburg.

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  • Downtown Millersburg

    Downtown Millersburg is full of historic buildings.

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  • Old Jail in Millersburg

    The old red brick jail in downtown Millersburg has been restored.

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  • Entrance to Millersburg Courthouse

    The old stone architecture of Millersburg's Courthouse is featured in this closeup of one of the entrances.

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  • Woman at Roadside Stand

    A woman stops to peruse the wares at a roadside stand across from Guggisberg Cheese in Holmes County. This Amish man is selling a variety of items, including wicker baskets.

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  • Parking for People and Carriages

    A park bench provides a spot for people to rest on the shady main street of Millersburg. Behind the bench is a parking area for the typical horse-drawn carriages used by the Amish in the area.

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  • Farm in Holmes County

    Pastureland, trees, and cropland form lines before a farm on the horizon in Amish Country.

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  • Guggisberg Cheese Factory

    Old European architecture and a tower grace the front of the Guggisberg Cheese Factory, home of Baby Swiss cheese.

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  • Lunch at Miller's Farm

    The "Authentic Experiences" workshop group from the 2005 National Scenic Byways Conference are ready to dig into their excellent homemade lunch at Miller's Farm on the Amish Country Byway in Ohio.

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  • Lunch at Miller's Farm

    The "Authentic Experiences" workshop group from the 2005 National Scenic Byways Conference are ready to dig into their excellent homemade lunch at Miller's Farm on the Amish Country Byway in Ohio.

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  • Horse and Buggy along Amish Country Byway

    The horse and buggy is a common sight along the Amish Country Byway.

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  • Greenery along the Amish Country Byway

    The beauty of nature abounds along the Amish Country Byway in Ohio.

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  • Killbuck Marsh

    Surrounded by tall dark trees, the white marsh constrasts colorfully at Killbuck Marsh, Amish Country Byway.

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  • A Fine Historic Structure in Holmes County

    The old remodeled "Old Jail" now houses the county offices and is on the National Historic Register.

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  • Shopping at an Outdoor Market

    A woman smiles as she looks over geraniums offered for sale at an outdoor market along the Amish Country Byway.

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  • Strolling on a Leafy Path

    Two people stroll between leafy greenery on the Holmes County Trail near the Amish Country Byway.

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  • Outdoor Concert in Holmes County

    A large crowd gathers on the grass for a concert on a summer's day.

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  • Killbuck Marsh

    The tall dark trees in the distance contrast starkly with the trees near the marsh.

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  • Killbuck Marsh

    The designated Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area is the largest fresh-water wildlife marsh area remaining in the State of Ohio. The area is open to the public for hunting, trapping, fishing, bird watching, and hiking.

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  • Amish Country Byway Rt. 39

    Broad vistas across the Amish Country Byway draw visitors into the pastoral scenes surrounding them.

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  • Amish Barn Raising

    An Amish barn raising embodies the strong community spirit of the area and engages Amish and English alike.

  • Farmstead in the Mist

    An early morning mist provides a soft background for the shocks of corn dotting the Amish Country Byway.

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  • Amish Children with Kites

    Wide open skies on the top of a wind-swept hill provide these Amish children the perfect place to enjoy one of life's simple pleasures.

  • Bales of Hay in Field

    This farmer has proof of a good day's work with his harvest neatly rolled into rounded bales.

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  • Amish Children Walking to School

    A walk through the snow is an adventure for Amish children on their way to one of the many one room schools that dot the Amish Country Byway landscape.

  • Alpine-Alpa Restaurant

    For over 60 years, this authentic Swiss restaurant with its beautiful moving diorama and Swiss-Amish cooking, has been a favorite attraction for Amish Byway visitors. Alpine Alpa is the site of the world's largest cuckoo clock, listed in the Guiness Book of World Records.

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  • Amish Country Byway Rt. 62

    Wide roads on the Amish Country Byway provide added safety for buggies, cyclists, and pedestrians. Travelers on these lanes must be ever vigilant of horses having traveled there previously.

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  • Red Barn with Tractor

    One appealing aspect of an agricultural area is the presence of barns of all types. Amish Country Byway is developing a 'drive-it-yourself' barn tour to afford our visitors opportunity to view the different styles of architecture, influenced by the various ethnic groups who settled here.

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  • Whitmer's Country Store

    Nail barrels, rope, and other old-fashioned supplies line the walls of the Whitmer's Country Store. Truly an old neighborhood store, at the Country Store you can buy groceries, hardware supplies, pet food, bird feed, greeting cards, and more. There's even a little deli and a pizza shop in the back.

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  • Carriage at Stoplight

    A horse-drawn carriage in Berlin waits at a stoplight for its turn to proceed.

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  • Schoolhouse and Covered Wagon

    A horse-drawn wagon waits outside the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center near Berlin. In the distance stands a whitewashed, one-room schoolhouse.

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  • Guggisberg Cheese Factory

    The tall, white steeple of the Guggisberg Cheese Factory invites visitors from all around to come see how cheese is made.

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  • Millersburg Courthouse

    The Millersburg Courthouse stands out radiant against the blue sky background.

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  • Swamp next to the Rails-To-Trails Bike Path

    Leafless tree trunks rise out of the swamp along the Rails-to-Trails Bike Path near Millersburg, Ohio.

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  • Horses in Amish Country

    Horses welcome friendly visitors to green pastures along Amish Country Byway.

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  • White Farms

    White is a popular color to paint homes and farm buildings in Amish Country.

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  • Amish Buggy at Sunset

    The one constant symbol of the Amish Country Byway is the Amish buggy, as seen here silhouetted by the setting sun on the crest of a hill.

  • Horses, Buggies, and Automobiles Share the Amish Country Byway

    Holmes County roads are shared by residents, visitors, and the areas diverse commerce as buggies, cars, and trucks come together.

  • Amish Boys with Father in Horse-drawn Cart

    An Amish father and his children take advantage of a sunny summer day to drive an open buggy to market in Mt. Hope on State Route 241.

  • Amish Children Walking to School on a Winter Day

    A walk through the snow is an adventure for Amish children on their way to one of the many one room schools which dot the Holmes County landscape.

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  • Stream Bordering a Farm

    A small stream of water flows past lush green farm acreage in Holmes County.

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  • Horses Grazing by Home and Barn

    Horses graze in a green pasture next to a red barn and white house on a farm.

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  • Street Corner in Wilmot

    This is a unique perspective of a red brick building on a corner in Wilmot. A sign points the way to the Village Hall and Fire Department.

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  • Biking the Holmes County Trail

    An Amish family bikes through autumn leaves on the Holmes County Trail north of Millersburg.

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  • Wetlands on the Holmes County Trail

    Hikers and bikers on the Holmes County Trail can view a variety of landscapes, including this extensive wetland neighboring the trail.

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  • Buggy on Holmes County Trail

    One of the Amish horse-drawn buggies travels the Holmes County Trail (created through the Rails-to-Trails program) north of Millersburg.

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  • Horse and Wagon by One-Room Schoolhouse

    Guests talk with a wagonmaster about the traditions of the local cultures at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center in Holmes County, Ohio.

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  • Close-up of Mural on Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center

    A mural of rural life graces the exterior of the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center.

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  • The Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center

    The Center is ready for visitors on a sunny day in Holmes County.

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  • Horse and Wagon at Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center

    Visitors sit in a horse-drawn wagon and talk about the traditions of the local cultures at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center in Holmes County, Ohio.

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  • One-Room Schoolhouse

    The Bunker Hill one-room schoolhouse is now located at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center.

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  • Admiring the Flower Gardens at Miller's Farm

    "Authentic Experiences" workshop participants stroll around the gardens and grounds of Miller's Farm in Holmes County, Ohio.

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  • Visitors View White Barns on Miller's Farm

    "Authentic Experiences" workshop participants stroll around the barn and outbuildings of Millers Farm.

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  • White Fence and Hilly Farmland

    "Authentic Experiences" workshop participants from the 2005 National Scenic Byways Conference walk along one of the roads at Miller's Farm in Holmes County, Ohio.

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  • Landscape at Miller's Farm

    "Authentic Experiences" workshop participants stroll around the gardens and grounds of Miller's Farm.

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  • Authentic Experiences Tour Group at Miller's Farm

    The "Authentic Experiences" workshop group from the 2005 National Scenic Byways Conference poses for a group photo at Miller's Farm on the Amish Country Byway in Ohio.

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  • 1830s Barn Replica

    Workshop participants get a close-up look at a full-size replica of an 1830s style barn at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center on the Amish Country Byway in Ohio.

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  • Dead Tree Spars in Holmes County Trail Wetland

    Hikers and bikers on the Holmes County Trail can view a variety of landscapes, including this extensive wetland neighboring the trail.

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  • Family on the Holmes County Trail

    A family uses the paved half of the Holmes County Trail. The gravel half may be for the comfort and convenience of the many horse-drawn buggies that frequent this trail.

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  • Farm and Farm Equipment in a Field near Winesburg

    Farm equipment waits in a field. The tidy white buildings of an Amish farm are at the edge of the green field.

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  • Hitched-Up Horses

    A matched pair of draft horses hitched to farm equipment wait patiently in a field on an Amish farm near Winesburg.

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  • Landscape in Amish Country

    Farms, fields, and trees on rolling hills are a typical landscape in Holmes County.

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  • Hazy Farm in Holmes County

    Autumn is just starting to come to the forests surrounding this white farm in the Amish Country of Ohio.

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  • Storefront on Winesburg's Main Street

    An antique store in Winesburg is one of many attractive businesses that tempt shoppers on this lovely fall day.

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  • Wilmot Village Hall

    The American flag flies bravely outside the WIlmot Village Hall.

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  • Country Store in Winesburg

    Chairs sit in the sunshine outside Whitmer's Country Store in Winesburg, waiting for occupants.

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  • Sidewalk Businesses in Winesburg

    A red, white, and blue flag lets shoppers know that this antique mall in Winesburg is open for business.

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  • Wilmot Village Hall

    Wilmot Village Hall resembles a church with its octagonal steeple and stained glass porthole window above the double entrance doors.

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  • Downtown Wilmot

    Small businesses stand at the crossroads of U.S. 250 and U.S. 62 in Wilmot.

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  • Horse and Carriage in Winesburg

    A horse and carriage are parked in a shady lot next to Whitmer's Country Store in Winesburg.

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  • Wendell August Forge Gift Shop

    Visitors to the Wendell August Forge Shop take a break from watching the workers craft collectible pewter in the back room and browse the many items in the store.

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  • Wendall August Forge

    The Wendell August Forge in Holmes County north of Berlin is sided with gray planks.

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  • Horse and Cart at Kauffman's Country Bakery

    A horse and cart wait for shoppers to pass in the parking lot at Kauffman's Country Bakery across the street from Heini's Cheese Chalet.

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  • Kauffman's Country Bakery

    Tourists visit one of the bakeries in Holmes County.

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  • Heini's Cheese Chalet

    The European architecture of Heini's Cheese Chalet presents a quaint view for tourists. Heini's offers free tours of their cheese-making facilities and is a very popular stop for bus tours.

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  • Inside Heini's Cheese Chalet

    The shop floor is crowded with cheese lovers waiting for a chance to try one of the many samples of cheese, fudge, and other tasty treats offered for sale and sample here.

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  • Shopping for Cheese at Heini's Cheese Chalet

    Shoppers taste samples of the delicious, locally-made cheese while they wait to purchase their choices.

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  • Hitching Post and Carriages

    Two horse-drawn carriages typical of those used by the local Amish are parked in a lot beside Whitmer's Country Store in Winesburg.

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  • Marshmallow Hay Bales in Field

    Nearing Winesburg, plastic covered white round hay bales resemble huge marshmallows in a row on a cleared hayfield US beside 62.

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  • Shopping at Wendell August Forge

    Visitors to the Wendell August Forge browse the many collectible pewter items in the store.

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  • Grazing on a Farm near the Amish Country Byway

    Green surrounds horses grazing in a fenced pasture next to a red barn and white house on a farm.

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  • Rich Farmland

    Views from the Amish Country Byway in Ohio reflect the rural nature of the area. This view is across the street from the Wendall August Forge.

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  • Corn and White Fence

    The white buildings of an Amish farm glisten in the autumn sunshine.

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  • Agriculture by the Roadside

    Across from the Wendall August Forge on Ohio's Amish Country Byway, the varied uses of farmland can be seen. Cornfields, pastureland, and alfalfa surround scattered farms.

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  • Winesburg Heritage Park

    A red-topped gazebo and brown log cabin sit atop a rise in the Winesburg Heritage Park.

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  • Riding a Horse-drawn Buggy in a Holmes County Parade

    A horse-drawn buggy in the Holmes County parade holds a loving couple enjoying the warm day.

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  • Curving Cornstalks in a Field

    Old fashioned teepee style haystacks form a pleasing set of rows in this hillside view of a farm in Holmes County.

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  • Holmes County Antique Car Parade

    Antique cars parade by on the Amish Country Byway.

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  • Stalks of Harvest Corn

    Cornstalks are piled together to form pointed stacks in rows on a field in Holmes County.

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  • Horse-Drawn Wagon

    A few people sit in a horse-drawn wagon at the "Behalt" Amish and Mennonite Information Center in Berlin.

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  • Victorian House Museum

    A flag flies before the autumn color on the lawn of the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg.

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  • Log Cabin and School House

    A quaint log cabin and one-room, white-washed school house stand side by side at the Winesburg Heritage Park.

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  • Millersburg Courthouse Tower

    Sunlight brightens the somber black and green architecture on the roof of the Millersburg Courthouse.

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  • Flags on Courthouse Square

    Several flags fly before a statue on Courthouse Square in Millersburg.

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  • A Working Farm in Holmes County

    Well-kept buildings form a farming complex for the Amish in Holmes County.

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  • Holmes County Rails-To-Trails Path

    A family is out for a bike ride on a beautiful fall day on the Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Path.

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  • Tourists in Berlin

    Tourists flock to shop at the quaint shops in Berlin.

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  • North Side of the Millersburg Courthouse

    The several stories of the Millersburg Courthouse loom above the surrounding lawn and roads.

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  • West Side of the Millersburg Courthouse

    The cream and black stonework of the Millersburg Courthouse may present a daunting facade to the onlooker.

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  • Statue by Millersburg Courthouse

    A statue pays tribute before the Millersburg Courthouse.

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  • Enjoying the Farmers' Market in Berlin

    On weekends in summer and early autumn, the streets of Berlin are lined with booths where vendors offer various wares to visiting shoppers.

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  • Presenting Designation Plaque to Amish Country Byway

    Ohio's Amish Country Byway receives their designation plaque at the Designation 2002 event at Union Station in Washington DC.

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