Monday, October 5, 2009

Walnut Creek Builds Covered Bridge, Ohio

For a small town, Walnut Creek, Ohio, is one of my favorite places in Holmes County Amish Country.  They are building a covered bridge between the downtown area and Walnut Creek Cheese.  Those who like to take country drives to see the covered bridges of Ohio will want to make a trip to Walnut Creek, Ohio.  While you are there be sure to visit Walnut Creek Cheese where you will find bulk foods, granola factory, jam & jelly factory, Uncle Mikes Meats, bakery, deli, lunch counter, and of course, cheese.  Coblentz Chocolate Factory is another place you won't want to miss.  You can go in the back room and see chocolates being made, purchase a box or go to the old-fashioned candy counter and build your own!  Carlisle House of Gifts has to be one of the nicest gift shops in the County.  You'll find everything from floral designs, candles, Thomas Kincaid, Christmas decor, garden decor, lace and more.  They have 3 stories so plan on spending a while there.  If you want a scrumptious lunch be sure to stop at Rebecca's Bistro.  She is a gourmet cook and has no menus.  Each day a selection of homemade soups, entree salads, quiches, and sandwiches are prepared.  Her homemade salad dressings are so good that you will want to take some home.  If you just want dessert & specialty coffees you will find that at Rebecca's too.  P.Graham Dunn opened a store next to Carlisle House of Gifts that is an extension of the huge store in Dalton.  Don't miss that either!  There is so much to do in the area that you will want to spend a couple of nights.  Be sure to look up Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, an award-winning B&B near Berlin...about 7 miles from Walnut Creek.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

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