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What Is There to Do on Sundays in Amish Country?

Donna's Premier Lodging - Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Why come/stay in Amish Country on a Sunday?

The Amish celebrate church, family and friends on Sundays. Every other Sunday will be spent with their church family and the opposite Sundays you will find them visiting other churches, family and friends. Sunday is a true day of rest for the Amish, only doing what is necessary.

Out of respect for the beliefs of the founders of our community, you will find nearly all of the shops and restaurants closed on Sunday. So what is there to do? There are a few treasures to be found, memories to be made and good food to be had, you just need to know where to find it. But don’t worry, we have done all of the work for you!

Right here in Berlin, the shops are all closed for the day, however you can grab a quick meal at Burger King, Subway, East of Chicago or the new Dairy Queen. A few minutes away in Charm, you can enjoy a delicious Swiss/Amish lunch buffet at Chalet in the Valley. They are open Apr-Dec, from 11-3. After lunch you can walk across the street to Guggisberg Cheese, also open Apr-Dec from 11-4.

In the neighboring town of historic Millersburg, you can have lunch or dinner at Bag’s Sports Pub. They are open Sundays 11-9. Millersburg Brewing Company is located right beside them and is open from 12-6. Millersburg also offers other dining options in the form of various fast foods restaurants as well as a Mexican restaurant, Las Palmas. Starlight Antiques, All Things Retro and the Victorian House Museum are all open on Sundays.

You can make a day of it and travel east or southwest of Berlin and find a lot of fun things to do.Heading about 30 minutes east to Dover, you will find Warther’s Museum open from 9-5. In Dover there are many restaurants open from fast food to casual dining. On your way to or from Dover, be sure to stop in Sugarcreek and take a look at the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock. Sugarcreek is also home to a second Bag’s Sports Pub location and Park Street Pizza. Park Street features gourmet pizzas and salads. Head about 45 minutes southwest of Berlin and you will find yourself in Coshocton and Roscoe Village. Roscoe Village is an 1830’s restored canal town.You can take a canal boat ride (weather permitting) or experience the living history exhibits including blacksmithing and broom making. Also in Roscoe Village is Warehouse Steak and Stein restaurant, open Sunday’s from 11-8. About 15 minutes east of Roscoe Village is Raven’s Glenn Winery. They are open Sundays for a brunch from 11am-2:30pm, but their wine-tasting room and gift shop would be open until 4. Across the street from Raven’s Glenn is Unusual Junction, open 10-6. This is a gourmet food lover’s dream, where you can find one of Ohio’s largest selection of hot sauces and mustards, spices, Amish cheeses, deli meats, trail bologna and candies, as well as unique gifts and home décor. You can also grab a lite lunch or early dinner at the Lava Rock Grill located inside Unusual Junction open from 11-4.

This is just a few of the things open in and around the area, you can travel even further away and find great places to eat or things to do. But one of the things I love about this area the most is the peace and tranquility a Sunday afternoon offers. When I am asked what there is to do on a Sunday I always jokingly say, “It’s the perfect day to reconnect with each other”. And I do believe this to be true. If I was here on a Sunday, I would sit out on the front porch swing or cozy up by the fire and take the opportunity to let the peace from the area settle into me and my loved one while we fall deep into conversation and comfortability.


Carol Grohoske commented on 11-Dec-2015 07:01 AM

Christy, thank you for the fantastic ideas!!!

Iva Yoder commented on 11-Dec-2015 08:28 AM

Thanks Christy , for the information. I might visit Rosco village ! love to get a ride on the lake :)

khamsat commented on 21-Jan-2016 10:41 AM

Amish country is one of my favorite destinations. Such a beautiful area.

Bud Dusak commented on 02-Feb-2016 01:19 AM

Great information. Thanks!

Frank commented on 03-Feb-2016 09:44 PM

Many thanks

Neve commented on 07-Feb-2016 01:40 AM

Sundays are the perfect day to stay at Donna's, soak in the Jacuzzi, and book an in-room massage!

Blanca Bulosan commented on 13-Mar-2016 10:27 PM

Wow what a good article! Thank you therefore much for sharing!

Buch commented on 17-Mar-2016 12:11 AM

I like what you guys are doing with your blog. Love reading all the interesting tid-bits. Keep up the good work!

Jerrell Ohanley commented on 17-Mar-2016 11:42 AM

My spouse and I are always hunting to find new areas to explore. I've never been to Amish Country, Berlin but I think this will be our next destination spot. Thanks for the great blog on what we should do on Sundays.

Necole Whistlehunt commented on 09-Apr-2016 05:29 PM

Great blog post

Bonnie commented on 12-Apr-2016 04:13 AM

My favorite thing to do on Sundays is wake up, go to church, then drive down to Berlin to stay at Donna's! We spend the 1st night chilling in the Chalet...shooting some pool....soaking in the Jacuzzi. We get pizza delivered from the local pizza shop (they'll bring it right to the Chalet). Then on Monday we wake up and have the hot country breakfast delivered and then head out to enjoy the tourist attractions. Nothin better!

Missie commented on 12-Apr-2016 06:37 AM

I completely agree with the mentality of the Amish to keep Sundays sacred and be closed to create the opportunity for family togetherness. I view it as a good thing. I love coming to Amish Country on Sundays to simply unwind...take a long drive through the countryside and let your eyes and ears be delighted by nature in it's natural state. Don't let the fact that the attractions aren't open to deter you from visiting!

Salina Austen commented on 14-Apr-2016 01:38 AM

I was just in Amish Country yesterday. It's such a beautiful area! Can't wait to return.

Anonymous commented on 29-May-2016 09:21 AM

Its been five years since we've been to Amish Country. A lot has changed with new buildings, and hotels. But one thing hasn't, and thats the friendliness of the people. The food is also fantastic! We ate at Boyd and Wurthmans in Berlin. Great roast beef sandwiches. On Sundays most shops are closed, so not a lot to do. Unless you want to go on a hike, go have pizza, and don't forget, there are several churches to attend. We will be heading back to Lexington, Kentucky on Monday, but until then, we're having fun in Amish Country!

Stacey commented on 09-Jun-2016 03:13 AM

I just love your website. I'm all the time checking your blog and pictures and packages to see all your latest updates. Love it! Thank-you!

Finley commented on 22-Jun-2016 04:58 AM

I love the Amish Country. Such a variety of things to do and soooo pretty. If you get the chance, you should visit

Conrad commented on 29-Jun-2016 04:35 AM

I can't wait to come back to Amish Country and visit Donna's!

Arlene commented on 29-Jun-2016 05:36 AM

Great information - thanks!

Latha commented on 18-Jul-2017 11:22 AM

Thank you very much for this information! Very helpful!

Dollie Smith commented on 29-Aug-2017 09:53 PM

The suggestions are great my husband and I have been coming to Berlin,Ohio for years. We will be there this Sunday tru Monday, saturday was book.

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