Thursday, May 1, 2014

Atwood Lake is a Great Sunday Activity Near Ohio Amish Country

Many people are hesitant to visit Ohio Amish Country on weekends or to stay over on a Sunday night because many area businesses are closed on Sundays.  Just a short ride from Holmes County Amish Country is Atwood Lake.  They are part of the Muskingum Watershed and offer a serene place to eat, sail, and swim.  From the West Marina you can pick up a boat ride on the Atwood Queen on the weekends.  The pontoon boat ride lasts about 1.5 hours and can even be rented for parties with catering.  If you would like a longer ride they rent pontoon boats that you can take out on the lake by the hour or by the day.  While you are there be sure to stop by the Lighthouse Bistro for a meal.  The food is excellent and they give you a choice of eating inside the restaurant or out on the patio facing the lake.

On the way to Atwood Lake from Amish Country you will pass through Zoar, Ohio.  It is an historic town where German Separatists settled.  You can take a tour of the buildings in Zoar from the dairy to the bakery to the blacksmith to the greenhouse and more.

While there are a variety of Sunday activities near Amish Country, Atwood Lake is a favorite of ours.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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