Things to Do in Berlin, Ohio

Visit Berlin, Ohio, to experience the best that Ohio’s Amish Country has to offer. Located in the northeast part of Ohio, Berlin is the perfect destination for those seeking small-town charm and rural beauty. This tranquil and serene town offers an array of family-friendly activities and adventures as well as local shops and eateries you’re sure to love.

Discover the many things to do in Berlin, Ohio, below to get started. Home to the world’s largest Amish settlement, see why over four million people visit this gorgeous city each year. Whether you prefer a day filled with historic tours and excursions or a day shopping and tasting the local cuisine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Attractions

Located in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country, Berlin offers several area attractions that may catch your eye. Get a glimpse of a day in the life of the Amish and check out tours, such as the Amish Farm and Village Walking Tour, or visit Schrock’s Amish Farm Village and take a horse and buggy ride for the full experience.

If you love the great outdoors, take a guided horseback ride through the beautiful Holmes County countryside or check out the local golf courses nearby–there are plenty of things to do in Berlin that your whole family will enjoy! Just a few of the spectacular outdoor attractions are listed below:

  • Wilderness Center in Wilmot, OH | This 619-acre site has 10 miles of hiking trails with several connecting routes. On the trails, you can see old growth forest, meadows, prairie, wetlands, Fox and Sugar Creeks, Wilderness Lake and a pond. You can wander through nature for hours. The headquarters includes the Center’s Interpretive Building, Astronomy Education Building, Picnic Shelters, Viewing Tower and much more. The Wilderness Center is located only 15 minutes from Donna’s Premier Lodging in Berlin, OH.
  • Beach City Wildlife Area-Dundee Falls | If you’re a fan of public hunting and fishing, this is the perfect attraction for you. Located only 15 minutes from Donna’s Premier Lodging in Berlin, OH, it’s the ideal spot to hike along the rocks to the Falls. 
  • Rails to Trails | Located only 6 miles from Donna’s Premier Lodging in Berlin, OH, this cycling and hiking trail is a great favorite of local residents and tourists, no matter the season.
  • Mohican State Park | Hiking, walking, fishing, views and Falls—the opportunities are endless! Best of all, it’s only 6 miles from Donna’s Premier Lodging in Berlin, OH.
  • Memory Park | Address: 7069 Co Hwy 77, Millersburg, OH 44654. Phone: (330) 674-9037.
  • Amish Country Riding Stables | Take a guided horseback trail ride through some of Ohio’s beautiful countryside! Located only 3 miles from Donna’s Premier Lodging in Berlin, OH.

Shopping

From the city streets of “downtown” Berlin to small town plazas, local shops and merchants are everywhere you turn in Amish Country. Looking for furniture? Maybe some homemade baked goods or fresh produce? A gift for that special someone? You’ll find it all and more when shopping in Berlin, Ohio. A small sampling of shopping in Amish Country:

  1. Lehman’s Hardware, Kidron | Family owned and operated since 1955, Lehman's is here to help you live a simpler life. City or country, rural or urban, we can help you build a better future, one that values personal connections, integrity and tradition.
  2. Country Gatherings and The Gardens Greenhouse, Berlin | Nestled in the rolling hills of Holmes County, we invite you to step back in time at Country Gatherings with our primitive, vintage, and handmade home decor.
  3. Wendell August, Berlin | On the outskirts of Berlin, OH, right in the middle of Ohio's beautiful Amish Country, you’ll find our largest store in the historic Wendell Barn. Visit our location, featuring handcrafted gifts, seasonal craftsman showcases, and the world's largest buggy.
  4. White Raven Native Elements, Berlin | Purveyors of the finest Native American jewelry, handmade pottery, Zuni fetishes & collector knives. 
  5. Tis the Season, Berlin |Tis the Season really is a must see!  Here you can do all of your Christmas shopping and find everything you need to create the Christmas of your dreams.
  6. Studio 4 Designs, Berlin | Located across from Donna’s Premier Lodging’s office, walk into the doors of Studio 4 Designs to find one of a kind home furnishings. Our furniture is crafted by our owner, John, who loves to combine the warm tone of reclaimed wood with metal.
  7. Sol’s in Berlin, Berlin | Sol's, 'an arts and crafts extravaganza' , is located in the heart of Amish Country, Berlin, Ohio. Our three stores: Sol's Palace, Sol's Exchange, and Sol's Kit-N-Kaboodle, are brimming with an exciting assortment of crafts. 
  8. Antiques Trading Post, Berlin | Antiques Trading Post has 30 dealers and a great variety of antiques and collectibles. Stop by and enjoy a unique shopping experience in Amish Country.
  9. Billy Jacobs Art Gallery, Navarre | At our gallery in Navarre, OH, you will find a wide variety of Billy’s work available for purchase, along with a broad assortment of primitive and country items.
  10. Berlin Creek and Blue River Art Gallery, Berlin | The gallery features P. Buckley Moss, Thomas Kinkade, Terry Redlin, Cheryl Summers and many others!  Also, out-of-this-world custom framing and handblown glass pieces, as well as handmade pottery, exotic jewelry and bronze sculptures!
  11. Warther’s Museum and Gardens, Dover | Plan your visit to Dover, Ohio, home of the World’s Master Carver, to view Ernest Warther’s carving collection, button collection, Swiss gardens, family home and original workshop, and arrowhead collection.  Museum hours are 9am to 5pm, seven days a week.  Winter hours (January/February) are 10am to 4pm, seven days a week.
  12. Roscoe Village, Coshocton | Roscoe Village transports you back to a time when the Ohio and Erie Canal was bustling with canal boats.  Visit the restored 1830's canal town and follow in the footsteps of living history, stroll through the gardens, tour the museums and exhibits and experience a horse-drawn canal boat ride on a section of the Ohio Erie Canal.  Open seven days a week. 


Dining

Enjoy the tastes of Amish-style cooking and family-style dining right here in Berlin, Ohio. With plenty of restaurants and dining establishments that are corporately owned or family run, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From cafés, family-style dinner restaurants, and buffets to wineries, ice cream shops, and bakeries, Berlin has it all and so much more! Some of the dining options available in the Holmes and Tuscarawas area include:

  1. SHY Cellars, Strasburg | SHY Cellars is unexpected and surprising.  Owner and creator Sherry Schie and Executive Chef Tara Schie are a mother-daughter duo with a passion for food and people.  We believe in clean ingredients, pure flavors and perfect execution.
  2. Boyd and Wurthmann, Berlin | Our Amish cooks make home-style specials daily, plus a large variety of homemade pies.
  3. Millie Dindots, Berlin | We honor Millie Dindot’s appetite for life by satisfying your appetite for food and fun! Inside Millie Dindot’s you’ll find Dindot’s Dogs, serving over-the-top hot dog concoctions; Grover Hill Creamery and its 31 flavors of premium-quality ice cream (from Red Velvet to White Lightening); and Millie’s Confections, featuring the region’s largest selection of nostalgic and bulk candy, as well vintage & craft sodas.
  4. Rebecca’s Bistro, Walnut Creek | Our quaint, community feel and simple, quality ingredients draw in visitors from all walks of life. 
  5. Raven’s Glenn Winery, West Lafayette | Ohio’s Crown Jewel of Wineries, also featuring a full-service Italian Restaurant.  Enjoy your wine or dinner on the deck overlooking the beautiful Tuscarawas River.
  6. Chalet in the Valley, Charm | Dine in our beautiful Swiss Chalet, which overlooks the scenic Doughty Valley in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country. We feature the finest Schnitzel, Bratwurst, and Fondue, as well as many other home-cooked specialties. Our dessert classics include Strudel, Black Forest Cake, Date Nut Pudding and Apple Dumplings.
  7. Der Bake Oven | Boutique style with soup, salads and entrées and in-house bakery. Located just steps away from Donna’s Premier Lodging’s office.
  8. Farmstead Restaurant | Dine light or eat hearty here at the Farmstead, where everything’s fresh, homemade or regionally inspired. Our Barn Raising Buffet is a particular favorite and features a variety of homestyle meats, dressings, noodles and more.  Located 1/4 mile from Donna’s Premier Lodging’s office.

If you’re considering a visit to Ohio’s Amish Country and are not sure where to begin, contact us. No matter what you like to do, our staff is more than happy to provide advice and help you plan your adventure. We look forward to seeing you soon!