Take the road less traveled for an authentic visit to Amish Country.
Surrounded by larger cities and towns some of our favorite Amish communities are nestled on the back roads most explorers never travel.
Hop off the interstate near any of the following areas and immerse yourself into the tranquil Amish farms and the clip-clop of horse-drawn buggies. Along your way, you’ll see large white clapboard homes with energy-producing windmills and a chance to get a glimpse into the Amish way of life.
Please keep in mind while you're finding your way around an Amish settlement you’ll want to be considerate and mind your manners. They’re very private and don’t have much contact with outsiders, so they tend to be reserved.
Here are a few tips for respecting their lifestyle while visiting their community:
- No pictures or videos without permission.
- Keep an eye out for horse-drawn buggies and give them plenty of room when passing.
- Never trespass without permission.
- Don’t feed or pet horses.
- If you sincerely wish to talk to the Amish the best way to do that is to visit an Amish business that allows for English customers.
Stop by the roadside stands, enjoy a treat from an Amish Bakery, take a buggy ride or marvel over the quilts at a local Quilt Shop.
Enjoy your visit to Amish country and treat the Amish and their property the way that you would wish to be treated.
This statement from a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Visitor's Bureau brochure sums it up well: "While you talk and mingle with the Amish, please remember that they are not actors or spectacles, but ordinary people who choose a different way of life."
- Hillside/Cotopaxi, La Jara, Monte Vista, Westcliffe
- Arthur/Arcola, Ava, Barry, Belle Rive/Opdyke, Carbondale, Cisne/Fairfield, Colchester, Cuba/Lewistown, Dale/McLeansboro, Flat Rock, Harrisburg/Galatia, Johnsonville, Oblong, Pleasant Hill/ Martinsburg, Roseville, Summer/Olney, Vienna, Xenia/Orchardville
- Berne/Monroe/Geneva, Elkhart-LaGrange, English, Gosport, Grabill/New Haven, Hagerstown/Greensfork, Hamilton, Holton/Versailles, Kokomo/Amboy, Milroy, Montgomery/Odon, Mooreland, Nappanee, Orleans, Paoli, Rochester/Akron, Rockville, Salem, South Whitley, Vevay
- Bloomfield/Drakesville, Bonaparte, Brighton, Centerville, Chariton, Clermont, Diagonal, Edgewood, Hazelton/Fairbank, Hopkinton/Delhi, Kalona, Lamoni/Davis City, McIntire/Riceville, Milton/Pulaski, Murray, Northwood, Redding, Seymour, Sigourney, Waukon
- Chetopa, Fort Scott, Garnett, Haven/Yoder, Hutchinson, Marysville, Parsons
- Auburn, Cadiz, Campbellsville/Mannsville, Carlisle, Crab Orchard, Crofton, Dunnville/Columbia, Fancy Farm/Mayfield, Flemingsburg/Poplar Grove, Glasgow, Gravel Switch, Guthrie, Hardyville/Three Springs, Hawesville, Hillsboro, Hopkinsville/Pembroke, Hudson/Harned, Irvington, Leitchfield, Lewisburg, Liberty, Marion, Mayfield, Mays Lick, Morgantown, Munfordville/Horse Cave, Owingsville/Slate Valley, Park City/Smith’s Grove, Pleasureville, Princeton, Sonora, Sonora/Upton, Tollesboro/Vanceburg, Turners Station, Willisburg/Springfield
- Fort Fairfield, Hodgdon, Sherman, Smyrna Mills, Unity
- Cecilton, Merchanicsville, Oakland
- Bloomingdale, Bronson, California Township, Camden, Cass City/Ubly, Centerville, Charlotte/Vermontville, Clare, Coldwater/Kinderhook, Coral, Engadine, Evart/Sears, Fermont/Holton, Gladwin/Beaverton, Greenville/Six Lakes, Hale/Whittemore, Hastings, Hawks, Hersey, Homer, LeRoy, Manton, Marion, Marlette/Brown City, McBain, Mio, Newaygo, North Adams, Osseo/Pittsford, Ossineke, Quincy/Coldwater, Reading/Hillsdale, Reed City, Rosebush, Stanwood/Morley, Tustin, Vestaburg
- Bertha Staples, Bertha/Hewitt, Canton/Harmony, Clarissa/Browerville, Clearbrook/Gonvick, Fertile/Eagle Bend, Fosston, Frazee/Wolf Lake, Granger/Cresco, Lengby, Long Prairie/Osakis, Milaca
- Mora, Randolph, Utica/St. Charles, Wadena
- Anabel, Bathany, Bolivar/Flemington, Bowling Green/Curryville, Canton, Carrollton/Bogard, Clark/Madison, Dixon, Downing, El Dorado Springs, Ethel/New Cambria, Greentop/Queen City, Hamilton, Hartshorn/Summersville, Harwood/Nevada, Humansville/Dunnegan, Jamesport, Kahoka, Keytesville, Kirksville/Gibbs, Lamar, LaPlata, Licking, Mercer, Monroe City, Mountain Grove, Mt. Vernon, Osceola, Prairie Home/Boonville, Princeton/Modena, Rocky Comfort, Seymour/Fordland, Spickard/Princeton, Stanberry/Ravenwood, Unionville, Verona, Windsor
- Ashland/Forsyth, At. Ignatius, Moore/Lewistown, Rexford
- Ewing/Orchard, Pawnee City, Verdigre
- Addison, Angelica, Bombay, Camden/Westdale, Canastota, Clyde, Conewango Valley, Cylmer/Panama, Delevan, Dewittville/Mayville, Ellenburg Center, Fillmore, Franklinville, Frewsburg, Friendship/Belfast, Fultonville/Glen, Georgetown/Eaton, Heuvelton, LaFargeville, Lee Center/Ava, Little Falls, Little Valley/East Otto, Lowville, Lyndonville/Medina, Lyons, Lyons, Malone/Burke, Marathon, Mohawk , alley/Fort Plain, Mount Morris, New Berlin, Nicohlville/Potsdam, Norfolk/Norwood, North Rose, Oriskany Falls/Augusta, Philadelphia, Poland, Prattsburgh, Pulteney/Hammondsport, Remsen/Rom/Holland Patent, Richfield Springs, Romulus/Ovid, South Columbia Township, Springwater/Mayville, Summer Hill, Wellsville, Williamstown/Pulaski, Woodhull/Jasper/Fort Plain/Fonda
- Adamsville, Andover, Ashland/Shiloh, Barnesville, Beaver, Belle Center, Bermen, Brinkhaven/Danville, Carrollton, Cherry Valley, Chesterhill/Stockport, Danville/Butler, De Graff, Dorset/Cherry Valley, Frazeysburg, Fredericktown/Bellville, Freeport, Gallipolis, Glenmont/Brinkhaven, Greater Geauga, Greater Holmes, Hicksvile, Hillsboro, Howard East Knox, Jefferson, Kenton/Mt. Victory, Kilgore, Kinsman, Lakeville/Big Prairie, Laurelville/Kingston, Lewisville, Lodi/Homerville, Londonderry, Londonville/McKay, Marshall/Hillsboro, McArthur, Middleboume, Newcomerstown, Oak Hill, Peeples/Hillsboro, Peoli/Port Washington, Piedmont, Pierpont/Conneaut, Pleasant City, Pomeroy, Rogers, Salesville/Quaker City, Scio, Somerset/Glenford, Utica/Gambier, Vinton, Walhonding/Warsaw, Wes Union, Williamsfield
- Chouteau/Inola, Clarita, Welch, Westville
- Aaronsburg/Woodward, Allenwood, Atlantic, Belleville, Berlin/Shanksville, Bloomsburg/Danville, Canton, Carlton, Clintonville/Harrisville, Conneautville, Delta, Domsife, Dry Run/Path Valley, Emlenton/Sligo, Enon Valley, Fredonia/Greenville, Greenville, Guys Mills, Hazen/Brookville, Homer City, Howard/Mill Hall, Johnsonburg/Rossiter, Knox, Lancaster, LeRaysville, Linesville, Loganton/Sugar Valley, Loysville/Blain, McClure, Meyersdale/Springs, Miffintown, Millersburg, Myerstown, New Willmington, Newburg/Clumberland Valley, Nicktown/North Cambria, Paxinos/Iris Valley, Pocahontas, Rebersburg, Ringgold/Mayport, Saegertown/Cambridge Springs, Smicksburg, Spartansburg, Spring Mills/Penns, Valley, Sugar Grove, Tionesta/Fryburg, Troutville/Punxsutawney, Turbotville/Danville, Tyrone/Sinking Valley, Union City, Uylsses, Westover, Williamsport/Nippenose Valley, Winfield
- Adamsville, Bradford, Deer Lodge, Ethridge, Huntingdon/Bruceton, McKenzie, Summertown
- Charlotte Court House, Chatham, Nathalie, Pearisburg, Rose Hill, Tazewell/Burkes Garden
- Forest Hill/Hinton, Letart, Palestine
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