Holiday Shopping along the Amish Trail


There are many places you could go for holiday shopping that isn't spending your time rushing and running to the huge malls and department stores, trying to get that deal and use that coupon at the right place and time.  Shopping local and in the small specialty stores is extremely important and has many benefits to your neighbors, friends, and community in addition to yourself.  Here in Cattaraugus County we have small towns that are home to an Old Order Amish Community.  They are our neighbors and we have experienced their expert craftsmanship and hand works. 

Shopping along the Amish Trail will not only be much more relaxing than a mall or department store, it will offer great views and a sense of returning to simpler times.  Perhaps you will be reminded one thoughtful gift can mean so much more and that family and tradition are more important than the latest electronic device.  Take your kids or your parents with you as you explore the back roads of the County, the car ride might be the best experience of all.  Look for quaint shops alongside the roads following either our map or the hand-painted signs you will see, making your time an adventure spent together.

As you travel along be sure to note the scenery around you.  You can enjoy houses that are adorned with Christmas decorations, animals in the fields, and even trees that are covered with snow.  Explore shop to shop, you will find a wide variety of goods from furniture, quilts and baked goods, to toys, iron works, and even boots!  If the weather takes a turn while you are out there, don't worry you are not far from a gas station, warm restaurant or even a place to stay overnight! Our small towns bordering this community have plenty to offer!  For instance, in Randolph you can fuel up at Arrowmart or the Mobil station, grab a bite to eat at BB's Family Restaurant, and then spend the night at the Inn at One Bank Street!  Extend your exploration into multiple days! 

This holiday shopping season, discover the simpler way of life along the Amish Trail and have a Merry and Bright Christmas!


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