Featured in the 2019 Ohio Travel Guide, A Taste of the Backroad Tours has been offering educational tours for 30 years. We tour in an 11 passenger Mercedes Benz van.

Our 2019 Tour package

The Amish Church Lunch & Artisan Tour
This 30 mile, scenic backroad tour is full of cultural highlights. Our educated guides explain exactly what we are seeing along the route with a detailed narrative on the culture and the various groups in Holmes County, Ohio

We visit 2 Amish Artisans at their home business and stop for the church lunch at an Amish furniture maker.  Our season is from May thru October.

When:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Departure location:  Berlin Grande Hotel
Time of departure:  11:00 A.M.
Price per person, age 12 and over:  $79.00
Reservations necessary

email:  atasteofthebackroads@gmail.com

  or call La Vonne at 330-340-7343

Amish Backroads Blog

Where is your name?

Where is your name?

March 27th, 2018 by LaVonne Debois

I recently moved. You too, know what that involves. Even though the excitement of moving brings new...

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Voices of Hope Women's Conference, April 27, 28  2018

Voices of Hope Women's Conference, April 27, 28 2018

March 22nd, 2018 by LaVonne Debois

As a tour guide, I have had many visitors ask to talk to "real Amish" This perplexes me. I don't quite...

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Raising the Roof...

Raising the Roof...

March 11th, 2018 by LaVonne Debois

If you were to think of 4 or 5 attributes that make up the Amish Culture, one would have to include the importance of...

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A Taste of Curiosity and Change

My passion and love of the area began in the early 1960’s visiting my grandparents who lived in the village of Trail, just 3 miles north of Walnut Creek. With curiosity, my interaction with Amish was limited by watching families come into the store owned by my grand parents. Looking back, it seemed the children were as curious about me as I was them, but we kept our thoughts and questions to ourselves as our eyes looked on with wonderment. My grandparents, (the Millers) catered to the local community by selling groceries, dry goods, boots and shoes. I would observe young boys bringing muskrats they trapped in the nearby creeks to the store since grandma bought their furs. I still meet local Amish men today that tell me stories of when they were young and how grandma would buy their furs. Grandma would talk “Dutch” to her customers and periodically slip a candy bar into the hand of a young child. I can still see the twinkle in the child's eye and a smile from ear to ear.

Little did I know, 30 years later, I would be starting my own tour company then called Amish Heartland Tours.  I realized just how much visitors wanted authentic cultural experiences.  I was able to give them unique one on one opportunities due to my local relationships with the Amish.

You can also buy them at the Berlin Grande Hotel and Sols Craft Mall in Berlin, Ohio.