Explore Amish Heritage
The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail combine quilting, gardening and art into one extraordinary ride where you’ll see 16 quilt gardens composed of more than a million blooms, as well as hand-painted murals. Be sure to visit Menno-Hof to learn about Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite history, lifestyle and beliefs with multimedia presentations and 24 display areas. You’ll travel through five centuries of history, from origins in Switzerland to their arrival in America. Another great way to explore the area is riding the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, which began life as a railroad corridor. Now the 25-mile trail lets you view seven wooden-trestle bridges, two Amish schools, 31 species of wildflower and a camel farm.