Amish Meandering

Amish buggy in River Country (c) Cheryl LombardThere are several Amish communities in Michigan, but the community in River Country, Southwest Michigan, is the largest in the state. Traveling through Amish land is very relaxing. You are forced to slow down and enjoy life as it was meant to be, as the Amish folks do.  The roads along the Amish farms are quiet, serene and beautiful all year round.  The spring brings the flowers up from the earth, fruit and ornamental trees are blooming and there is a spring freshness in the air.  The Amish are busy working the fields with their large draft horses.  The summer brings fields of wheat, soybeans and corn waving with the summer breeze.  The women hang their laundry to dry under the warm rays of the summer sun.  The autumn in River Country becomes a wonderful pallet of color as the trees turn from green to brilliant shades of yellow, red and orange and the river foliage turns into vivid colors of fall.  The harvest begins for the Amish farmers, gathering their crops and cutting the last field of hay.  As winter approaches, horses chauffeur the Amish,  while draped with a blanket to keep warm, as they carry their precious cargo to the store, the neighboring farms or the local Amish school.  Sundays are a day of worship and communion for Amish families and friends.  The Amish are a wonderful addition to the River Country community and provide a glimpse into traditions past.

Amish Farmer Raking his hay field  (c) Cheryl Lombard

Amish farms are spotted throughout River Country on M-66, Nottawa Road, Wasepi Road, Truckenmiller Road, Bucknell Road and Rambadt Road.   Check out our Amish Page to see more of the Amish in River Country and to access our Amish businesses listing and our Amish Self-Guided Tour.

Visit some of the Amish shops to get a taste of how simple and relaxed life can be.

Countryside Greenhouse & Produce
Offering vegetable seeds, hanging baskets, top soil, coco bean shells, annuals, flowering plants and so much more on 20 acres of farmland. Call to place a fruit order or visit us at the Mendon, Battle Creek and Richland farmer’s markets. CSA shares available.  Opened Seasonally
25920 Wasepi Rd, Centreville 269-467-4967

Miller’s Discount Store
A variety store offering groceries, bulk spices, grains, specialty flours and a huge selection of candy. Cheeses, glassware, wonderful baked goods and unique items.
Just a few miles southwest of Bubbling Brook Farm and Countryside Greenhouse.
24029 Truckenmiller Rd, Centreville 269-4935Spring Creek General Store  (c) Cheryl Lombard

Spring Creek General Store
24763 Spring Creek Rd, Mendon
From farm supplies to beautiful hand crafted furniture, selves and gifts, stop in to see all the items available in this quaint Amish store.  Located North of Bubbling Brook and Countryside Greenhouse.

Yoder’s Country MarketYoders Country Market (c) Cheryl Lombard
Visit Yoder’s to find quality meats, homemade salads and great baked goods.
Household items, bulk foods and more. Stop in for lunch and eat on their outdoor patio.
East of the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds off M-86.  Next door to the Family Dollar store.
375 Eleanor Dr, Centreville 269-467-4856

Request a River Country Brochure at our Contact Page.

Amish buggy on M-86 (c) Cheryl Lombard

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