9/7/2014 7:53:44 AM CST

Trail's End Amish Walmart Onatrio, WI

One of the most interesting Amish stores in Wisconsin that I have ever run across is located in the western part of our state in Ontario. Close enough to Cashton, Westby, Viroqua, and Soldier's Grove, Trail's End is way up on a high ridge and the final destination on a dead end road. As a matter of fact, the first time I discovered this place, I had thought we were driving on private property. 

Known to the locals and the Amish of the area as the Amish Walmart, I personally find it to be a mixture between a junk yard, 7 Mile Fair, and vintage and antique lovers paradise. I have never left there empty handed. 

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

There is only one sign directing you to Trail's End, and that sign is somewhat vague without the arrows that we normally see on Amish built signs. As you can see above, the sign is on the opposite side of the road that leads you to Trail's End. 

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Trail's End is open Friday and Saturday only. 

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Below are a few tips for visiting Trail's End:

  • Bring a flashlight. Depending on the weather and the time of day, the inside of the store can be quite dark. 
  • Wear sturdy shoes. If you plan on exploring the back area or the large pole shed attached to the store, do not walk around in sandals or flip flops. 
  • Do not allow children to wander. The back area can be dangerous. There are trailers filled with heavy and rusty items that could easily hurt someone.
  • Wear gloves. If you plan on searching for treasures, you will need gloves. 
  • Don't be afraid to haggle. I've talked the cashier down in price every time I have made a purchase. 
  • Bring cash or a check. They do not accept credit or debit cards. 
  • Watch for wandering animals. There are hogs, cows, chicken, and other animals wandering the entire area. 

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin
Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

When you walk in the store, you will only be in one part. If you walk to the middle and turn right, there will be a closed door. That door leads you to the attached pole shed where you can still look around. Please be careful in this area. As you can see from the photo above, which was taken in the attached pole shed, there are items like the board with nails sticking out. 

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Every time we do visit Trail's End, I make a beeline for the shelving to the right when you walk in the doors. I am always able to find vintage blue Mason jars with zinc lids for $3 and under. The ones above were only $2.50. For those that know anything about vintage blue Mason jars, you may be a bit jealous of me right now. 

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Behind the Trail's End building is where the "junk yard" is. There are definitely some interesting items back there but again, please be careful. 

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin
Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Trail's End 
S302 A Little Ridge Road
Ontario, WI 54651

Hours: Friday & Saturday
8 am - 6 pm

Trail's End will also buy and trade.

Trail's End Amish Walmart Ontario Wisconsin

Above is a photo of some of the items we purchased on our last visit to Trail's End. 

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8/25/2014 3:43:49 PM CST

Free Amish Kindle Books I get a lot of requests for free Amish eBooks so I thought I would start a weekly post on the current free Kindle eBooks. This list may often repeat itself because Amazon usually has the same books for free over and over. I do a daily post of Free Kindle eBooks on my main website, What Rose Knows, but I do not add as many Amish books because my readers on that site do not request them. However, you may find other books that interest you.

Remember, a Kindle is not required to read these books. You can get a free Kindle app for your iPod/iPhonePCMACBlackberryWindows Phone 7AndroidiPad, and Android tablet.

Important note (PLEASE read): Amazon prices do change quickly and without notice. Please understand that if you are visiting this post at a later time (note date stamp above), the price may not be the same. Please confirm the pricing in your cart before you submit your order

The Choice (Lancaster County Secrets Book #1): A Novel

An Unforgivable Secret (Amish Secrets - Book 1)

Preacher's Daughter, The (Annie's People Book #1) (Annie's People)

Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County Book #1): Volume 1

A Home in the West (The Amish of Apple Grove)

Paradise Valley (The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book #1)

The Widower's New Wife - Volume 1 (Short Story Serial): Starting Over? (Amish Fiction Books, Amish Romance)

Danika's Journey (Amish Girls Series - Book 2)

Heavenly Temptation (Amish Romance)

Christmas at Pebble Creek (Free Short Story) (The Pebble Creek Amish)

Home to Pebble Creek (Free Short Story) (The Pebble Creek Amish)

Let Love In (Amish Romance)

Amish Wedding

If I Left (Amish Romance)

Grace's Story

Chasing Heaven (Amish Romance)

Heavenly Blessing (Amish Romance)

Amish Snowflakes: Volume One: Winter Letters

Whoopie Pie Bakers: Volume One: Silvery Snowflakes on Lancaster (Romance and Amish Short Story Series) (Whoopie Pie Bakers: Volume One: Silver Snowflakes ... (Amish Christian Short Story) Book 1)

Heaven Driven: Volume One: Clouds Below Heaven (An Amish Christian Romance Short-Story Book)

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8/18/2014 8:39:54 PM CST

Friend's of Woodland Road School Amish Author Presentation

A friend of mine alerted me to this speaking event going on Sunday, August 24th and I hope some of you have a chance to make it.

The Plain People; Hutterites, Mennonites, & the Amish
Presentation by author and speaker Reynold Kremer
August 24th, 1pm

Woodland Road School
W3312 County Rd R
Iron Ridge, WI 53035

 You can RSVP via their Facebook event here

Join us for a presentation by Reynold Kremer, author of "Driving the Back Roads, the Amish in the World but Not of It." Mr. Kremer will take us on a trip into the world of the Anabaptists (Amish, Old-Order Mennonites, and Hutterites) with emphasis on the history, religion, and heritage of the Amish.

His talk begins at 1 p.m. so please arrive earlier. The schoolhouse will be open to tour and light refreshments available.

Friends of Woodland Road School

 

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