A Beautiful Ride with Bluffscape Amish Tours in the Fall

After a very busy summer and fall, Bluffscape Amish Tours in Lanesboro is nearing the end of our tour season.  We continue tours daily until November 2 and will tour Saturdays, November 9, 16, and 23. Come to Stone Mill Hotel & Suites in Lanesboro to depart on a tour at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  Plan to ride along on a tour to learn about Amish living as well as shop for Amish made goods.  As of this writing there are only 61 shopping days until Christmas!  Do you have your wish list started?  Amish crafts make wonderful gifts not only for Christmas, but gifts for any occasion.

If you are not into shopping, you will learn plenty about Amish schools, church, weddings, funerals, and meet some of the Amish families at their farms. View the beautiful countryside as we drive to their farms in Fillmore County located in Southeast Minnesota.  You will love the hillsides covered in fall colors against the bright blue sky.  The golden corn fields next to the dark green alfalfa fields make a large patchwork quilt on the farming landscape.  Amish shocks of corn dot the fields in rows waiting to be harvested.  Listen for the clip-clop of horses’ hooves and the crunching of buggy wheels on the gravel road as we make our way to the Amish farms and shops.
corn shocks henry
Photos by Chris Komor

Amish Horse and Buggy

Thanks to all who have been on an Amish tour with us so far this spring. The weather has been beautiful and the landscape on the route is amazing this time of year. The Amish gardens are growing like crazy. They have lettuce, radishes, and green onions ready to eat. Many folks are wondering if we get to see Amish working with their horse-drawn equipment in their fields as we travel through the countryside. At this time of year we get to watch the Amish mow their alfalfa fields. When the alfalfa is dry they will use the horse-drawn hayloader and wagon to get the hay off the field and back to their farms. Some Amish are cultivating their corn rows as well.