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One Destination, Endless Possibilities… Downtowns | Scenic Drives | Signature Foods | Quilt Gardens | Historic Sites | Unique Shops


Drive The Heritage Trail

Voted a USA Today Readers Choice and named one of America’s “Most Scenic Drives” This scenic winding loop explores welcoming communities, area attractions and Amish life. It’s easy to follow, packed with fun facts, and best of all, you set the pace. Start with a Free audio driving tour (available in CD or digital download)

Quilt Gardens

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s fantastic!

Quilt Gardens


friendly hometown hospitality


Outdoor Adventures

“As seen in the Chicago Tribune” Outdoor adventures along the Heritage Trail

Wellfield Sculptures
Outdoor Adventures


Experience vacation variety with activities galore.


Gateway Mile

A set-your-own-pace walking tour.

Gateway Mile

Itins & Top Tens

Find the best of everything here.

Itins & Top Tens

Josiah for President: a Musical

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life ... until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania. Stedman learns more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office. He comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone who’s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. Someone like Josiah Stoltzfus. Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. Without Josiah’s consent or knowledge, he becomes a write-in candidate for the Presidency. Mark pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected. But can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what w

Shipshewana Flea Market 2015 Season

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 8 am - 5 pm, May 5 - October 3. This year's flea market features 4 extended market dates including Memorial Day (May 25-27); Independence Day (June 30-July 4); Labor Day (Sept. 7-Sept. 9); and 2015 Flea Market Season Finale Days/Fall Crafters Showcase (Sept. 29-Oct. 3).

Grease at Amish Acres' Round Barn Theatre

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Featuring “Summer Nights” “Grease Lightning” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” and all of the unforgettable songs made popular by the film adaptation, Grease tells the story of “Bad Boy” Danny Zuko and his unlikely love affair with “Girl Next Door” Sandy Dumbrowski. As they navigate the complexities of love in 1958, the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies tackle many other social issues including friendship, gang violence and teenage pregnancy. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand-jive the night away with the show that will make you want to stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, A-wop-bam-boom!”

July Military Special

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Free Time Kids Playcare is giving you Freedom for the entire month of July (we are closed on July 4th). Come in and Buy One Hour of Drop-In Care and Get One Hour of Drop-In Care Free. Also save 50% off our Memberships during the month of July. Proof of military service (current or former) is required. Max of one hour free, per child, per day. Cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon or discount.

Steel Magnolias Drama at Essenhaus' Heritage Hall

Multiple Dates 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Join us to enjoy this memorable performance that is based on a fictional tight-knit southern community. You'll be introduced to Annelle, a recent beauty school graduate who is hired by Truvy to work in her salon. M'Lynn, matriarch of the group, is helping her daughter, Shelby, prepare for her upcoming wedding. They'll be joined in the salon by Weeza, a grouchy two-time widow and Clairee, a cheerful widow who enjoys taking cracks at Weeza whenever possible. Watch, laugh, listen and enjoy as these women come together to prepare for Shelby's wedding day and as time passes, births and deaths that impact each of their lives.

Scuba Class!

Aug 1st - Aug 2nd, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including equipment selection, how water pressure affects you when diving, planning your dives and safety. Upon completing the two-day course— or when a level of proficiency is achieved—participants will schedule four open-water dives with the instructor. Divers ages 15 and older who complete the course and open-water dives will earn PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver certification. Individuals ages 10–14 are eligible to achieve Junior Open Water certification. Equipment will be provided except for mask, snorkel, fins and boots. These may be rented ($50)—or you may bring your own. Pre-registration is required at the Goshen Parks & Recreation Office. Class fee is $300, which includes the two-day course, four open-water dives and additional instruction to achieve certification, if needed. Classes will meet at Shanklin Pool from 8 am to 3 pm. Please bring a swimsuit, towel, water bottle, textbook and equipment to each class. August 1 and 2; register by Friday, July 24

Along the Heritage Trail

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  • When you're ready to grab a bite, check out these delicious stops for Monday July 20.Next Door Neighbor Deli & Bakery Good Monday Morning-July 20th-The Lunch Special Today will be a-Pork Loin Sandwich with a Choice of a Side and a Bag of Chips.JSYK-Some of you have been asking about the Fresh Peach Pies. Well, they are here, so let us know. Thank YouAunt Karen's CafeCaribbean Grilled Chicken Pretzel Bun w lime pepper mayo, Mango Chicken& Dumplings,mashed potatoes,deli salad,cookieAunt Karen's Salad w house dressingSOUPS Beef Barley,Wild Rice w Chicken,White ChiliHomemade Caramel Apple PieThe Electric BrewBreakfast: Quiche $3.00 Soup: Chicken Tortilla $3.75/$4.75Salad: Chef Salad $5.65Sandwich: Hot Ham & Honey $4.25/$6.45