Earlier this year we read a National Geographic article that rated Ohio’s Amish country in Holmes County as one of the 10 best places in the world to see fall foliage. After our long West trip this summer, our pocket book was a bit thin so a quick jaunt over to Ohio seemed like a perfect destination for our annual fall camping trip. We decided to stay at Berlin RV Park in Millersburg, Ohio, as it was centrally located in Ohio’s Amish country, had full hook-up, and offered reasonable rates.
Campground: Berlin RV Park is a relatively new campground that was built in 2011 and is family owned and operated. We were really impressed with how helpful the staff was: They saved a site for us near the playground so we could watch the kiddos while sitting around our campfire–because it was cold over the weekend! And they were very accommodating in helping us at the last minute get a site for friends who were joining us.
The campground is situated on a hill with gravel roads and gravel sites. The sites are fairly level and many of the sites are pull through. Since the campsites are tiered up the hill, each site has a decent view of the local countryside.
The only downside was that the road noise from State Route 39/US Route 62 was loud. This is a heavily used truck route and trucks use their engine (jake) brakes for the stretch of road in front of the campground. This resulted in road noise at all times of the day … and night. If you were on the lowest sites (nearest to the road) it seemed there was less noise due to a hill that they have built to block the sound. But at the top of the hill, where we were, it was noisy.
Amenities: Berlin RV Park has some nice amenities for their guests including:
- Basketball court (which the kiddos used for bike riding)
- Volleyball court
- Hiking trail
Bathrooms: Since most of the sites (31 of 40) have full hook-up, the bathrooms didn’t seem to be used very often. While the bathrooms were not fancy they were very clean and earned Kristin’s stamp of approval. We were particularly impressed with the well thought out layout: Each private shower unit has its own sink and counter area as well.
Touring: We could (and most likely will) write an entire post just about the many things to do and see in this area. Below is a list of attractions that we visited but we will have to return again since we only scratched the surface:
- Smucker’s Store and Cafe
- Lehman’s Hardware Store
- Miller’s Bakery
- Guggisberg Cheese Factory
- Warther Museum
- Coblentz Chocolate
- Coblentz Leather
Dates of visit: October 15-18, 2015
Rate: $34.80 per night with Good Sam Discount for a total of $104.40 for full hook-up on a “holiday weekend” (because the first few weekends in October are considered “prime”).