The Group Travel Leader

OHIO 2017

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12 2 0 1 7 o h i o h a s i t ! g r o u p t r a v e l g u i d e MADE THE AMISH WAY G roups can purchase Amish cheeses, furniture and other hand- made treasures at any of these shopping experiences. Courtesy Little Pond Graphics Hartville Hardware NIEK AMP'S FARM AND FLE A MARKE T | S T . H E N R Y Whether attracted by food, antiques, crafts or cement lawn furniture, shoppers at Niekamp's Farm and Flea Market will find something of inter- est. The 55,000-square-foot building offers private-label merchandise, hand-dipped ice cream, bakery goodies and other specialty items. Amish cheese and baked goods are especially popular, but groups also enjoy browsing the antiques and flea market booths in the shopping complex's other buildings. HART VILLE MARKE TPL ACE | H A R T V I L L E Originally a livestock auction, Hartville Marketplace has grown into a giant indoor market with more than 100 shops. When groups that have registered with the marketplace arrive, they are greeted with complimen- tary gifts and shopping vouchers before they browse the food, fashion, craft and antique booths. Outside, one of the largest open-air flea markets in Ohio satisfies even the most avid shoppers, with some 800 vendors daily during peak season. The shopping complex also includes Hartville Kitchen's home-style cooking, Hartville Collectible's keepsakes and Hartville Hardware's USA products. AMISH BACKROADS DRIVING TOUR | G E A U G A C O U N T Y Instead of a brief excursion to an Amish shop, groups can take their time and sample all the quality products the Ohio Amish have to offer on the Amish Backroads Driving Tour. The route runs through Geauga County, where more than 14,000 Amish live and work. The drive is part of the attraction, as the tour passes Amish working in the fields and hanging out their clothes to dry. Shoppers can taste fresh produce and baked goods or purchase handcrafted treasures from more than 20 Amish businesses on the route. Hartville Kitchen Amish Backroads Driving Tour Amish in Geauga County Courtesy Hartville Marketplace Courtesy Hartville Marketplace Courtesy Destination Geauga S H O P P I N G

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