Rural roads are not city streets. They are often narrower or may vary in width. You may have less room to maneuver or a loose gravel and grass berms to contend with. Don't forget about sharp dips or unexpected turns.


Normal speeds for horse drawn buggies range from 5 to 8 mph. When pulling large farm equipment or loads they may be slower.
Drivers of these vehicles may have low or blocked visibility. Always anticipate left hand turns.


Watch "closure time," the time you have to recognize and respond when coming to a vehicle. Also remember a buggy may back ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





By: Nancy Lembke

The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property.  A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton.  As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.

While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country.  These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...
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Meghan Millea

Three women and their children entered the old Amish house. Built in 1848, it was once home to an Amish bishop and his 11 children. They looked over their shoulders as they took in the entryway. There were hand-painted jugs resting on the table, covered in colorful depictions of nature or farm life. Another table was covered with homemade chocolate candies and canned jams for sale. They continued their perusal of the items as they headed toward the kitchen.

There they found the woman they were looking for. Leaning against the sink with her crutches hugged close to her body, Alma ...
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