Holmes County, Ohio, situated in the middle of the beautiful Amish Country, provides an oasis to knock out your holiday shopping while spending some time away enjoying the fresh country air. While the region offers many small hideaway towns to explore, the enchanting town of Walnut Creek is truly special. Walnut Creek, which sits on the eastern side of the region atop a hill overlooking the valley below, creates a stunning backdrop that most only see in paintings.

This town has everything visitors would want for a weekend of relaxation and fun. Main street offers shopping, dining, and lodging options to please everyone. Coblentz Chocolates is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. Stock up on holiday treats, fudge, and all the chocolates. You can’t leave without grabbing a few of their famous Buckeye candies!

Der Dutchman Bakery

Indulge in all the holiday favorites, plus a few local staples, at Der Dutchman Bakery. Pies, breads, cakes, cookies, and other goodies are made fresh here daily. You’ll be torn between what you need to take home and share and what you want to savor in the moment!  

A long line of people stands on the porch of Der Dutchman Restaurant, located just to the side of the bakery. It’s a required stop for anyone looking to have that homestyle, savory Amish cooking this area is known for. The covered porch is adorned with rocking chairs and benches for guests to relax in while waiting for a table. Try the buffet, which is impressive and extremely delicious, so make sure you pace yourself to save room for dessert!

 Walnut Creek

When you’ve had your fill, walk off those calories and get that holiday shopping list off your plate. Carlisle Gifts is just across the street from Der Dutchman. They carry everything from clothing and home décor to fine jewelry, which means they will have something special for everyone in your life this holiday season.

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Explore the landscape at The Farm at Walnut Creek, Yoder’s Amish Home, and Hillcrest Orchard as they truly round out the uniqueness of this adorable town. At Yoder’s Amish Home you will be taken on a tour of a working Amish Farm where you can ask questions and learn what takes place every day on the farm. The Farm at Walnut Creek is an animal lover’s paradise, this drive through exotic experience allows you to come close quarters with zebras, ostriches, giraffes, buffalos, and more.

Hand feeding the animals as you make your way through the fields, you will capture memories with loved ones year after year. In the Fall they stay open late and create fall-themed games, treats, and rides. Hillcrest Orchard started as a small food stand and has dotted itself across the valley. The rows of apple and pear trees create an oasis in the springtime. 

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