THE CORNERSTONE is located in the village of Sugarcreek - a community founded by Swiss immigrants in the 1830's. These early settlers were farmers and cheesemakers by trade, resulting in several cheese factories still operating in the area. Many of these Swiss (and also German) families were of the Mennonite faith and specifically, a branch of the Mennonite religion known as the "Amish". Today, Holmes and Tuscarawas counties have over 15,000 Amish residents - the largest Amish population in the world. As a result, these counties have maintained their rural, pastoral beauty. As you travel the scenic byways you will find working windmills and horse-drawn buggies; blacksmith, furniture, craft, antique, and quilt shops; cheese factories, bakeries, orchards, and bulk food stores. For more information on Amish Country attractions, go to

The village of Sugarcreek has several craft shops, restaurants, pubs, a bulk food store, and the Alpine Hills Museum - all within walking distance of THE CORNERSTONE. Sugarcreek is also home to the Swiss Festival held the 4th weekend after Labor Day and hosts a 50's Fling and Car Show in June and an All-Horse Parade in July. THE CORNERSTONE front porch is a comfortable location to watch all these parades pass by! There is also a winery in the vicinity and a nearby golf course. Visit for more information.

Located within 15 miles of Sugarcreek:
  • The Amish communities of Berlin, Charm, Walnut Creek, Millersburg & Mt. Hope
  • Dover and the Warther Museum (of wood carvings) -
  • The Ohio to Erie Canal Scenic Byway and Trail -
  • The Tuscarawas River
  • The Norma Johnson Conservation Center with 6 miles of loop trails, providing hiking through diverse habitat.
  • Many wineries.

 Located within 30 miles of Sugarcreek:

There are many recreational opportunities in the area - rail/trails for running, walking and biking, rivers and creeks for canoing/kayaking, several golf courses, and some great bicycling.

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