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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


Fall In Amish Country

“As seen in the Chicago Tribune” Girlfriends Fall Getaway Weekend along the Heritage Trail

Amish Acres
Fall In Amish Country


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 Corn Maze

Multiple Dates 3:57 PM - 4:57 PM

The Shipshewana Corn Maze is created  with the goal of quality family fun in the traditional American way. Our corn maze is a safe and relaxing event for the whole family and gives the next generation an understanding on how corn is grown and used in our food today. So how did we come up with the idea of a corn maze in such a unique design? In discussing the area events and attractions at a recent family gathering, the idea of a corn maze was born, and with some research we found Mazeplay. Mazeplay has designed many mazes across the country and thousands enjoy the fun every year. We are located in the downtown area of Shipshewana, home of 16 historical murals, 100 shops and many restaurants. Come enjoy the challenge of the maze, bring your family and friends, there is something for all ages to enjoy at the Shipshewana Corn Maze. Labor Day September 7, 2015 hours 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For school groups call for an appointment.  

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.

Landscape For Life

Sep 22nd - Oct 20th, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Conventional gardens often require more work because they work against nature, damaging the environment’s ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding and provide all the other natural benefits supporting life. Landscape For Life Educational Series shows you how to work with nature to create a beautiful garden that’s healthier for you, your family and the environment as well as saves money and time. Homeowners are invited to attend this 5 class series hosted by Wellfield Botanic Gardens on Tuesday evenings, September 22 to October 20, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Class session topics include the following: • Class 1 (September 22nd) – Sustainability in Home Gardens & Introduction to Design • Class 2 (September 29th) – The Role of Soil in Sustainable Gardens & Successful Soil Practices • Class 3 (October 6th) – The Role of Water in Sustainable Gardens & Successful Water Practices • Class 4 (October 13th) – The Roles of Plants in Sustainable Gardens & Successful Plant Practices • Class 5 (October 20th) – Successful Materials for Sustainability & Exploring Sustainable Garden Design Strategies An optional 6th class is available on October 24 and includes a home design consultation. Cost is $75 per person, $100 for a household (limit 2 adults) and includes 5 class sessions and full color student manual. The optional home design consultation workshop is available for an additional $25. Class size is limited, registration required. For more information and to register, go to www.wellfieldgardens.org or call 574-266-2006. Registration ends Friday, September 11. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain skills to create a beautiful outdoor space that is positive for the environment.

Outdoor Boot Camp!

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Join our highly inspired and high-octane cardio and strength-training program. This workout concentrates on motivating you while providing the basics, moving you into your best personal fitness while you have tons of fun! This eight-week session meets outdoors at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue, and will incorporate our new outdoor fitness park. Class meets for one hour Saturdays at 8 am and one hour Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 pm. Cost for the eight-week session is $45 or $5.50 per class drop-in rate. Register/pay at the class or pre-register at the Parks Dept Office, 607 West Plymouth Avenue in Goshen. Fall Session: September 8 - October 31

Water Aerobics!

Multiple Dates 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

This water exercise class has something for everyone and is suitable for all fitness levels. The class includes a morning stretch, thermal warm-up aerobic training as well as strength, core training, flexibility and balance. Because the water creates more resistance than land, this workout is efficient and easy on the joints and one gets a great workout without sweating. Various water levels are used to create variety and to alleviate the ability to swim. Your instructor has 25 years of experience and is trained by the Aquatic Exercise Association, an internationally acclaimed organization with the highest of standards. She believes that exercise and fitness are crucial to each individual’s physical, psychological and emotional health. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 7 am, at the Goshen Middle School pool. Fees: $6 drop-in rate or $5 per class if you sign up for an entire session. You can pre-register at the Parks Dept office or register/pay at the class. Dates: Fall I: September 8 – October 15 (12 classes) $60 Fall II: October 27 – December 17 (no class Nov 26; 15 classes) $75 Winter I: January 5 – February 11 (12 classes) $60 Winter II: February 16 – March 29 (13 classes) $65 Spring: April 12 – May 26 (14 classes) $70 For group rates, call Tanya at 534-2901.

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  • Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum is doing their part to make Halloween fun on the Friday and Saturday October 16-17 and 23-24. Admission is $6.Featuring your favorite Comic Book Villains: Dr. Doom, The Joker, Scarecrow, Red Skull, Harley Quinn, Loki, Catwoman, Venom, Gorilla Grodd, Bane and many more. Check out your favorite museum spooked up for Halloween and under the black lights for a unique look at all of their cool displays. They will also have vendors on hand with some cool collectibles for your own collection.

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  • Have you ever wondered what life was like #INAmishCountry 300 years ago? This October 17th & 18th is your chance to visit Gathering at Five Medals & find out! You can also shop with merchants of the time period, observe the unique and fascinating demonstrators, hear the roar of flintlock and cannon fire, watch Native Americans and Voyageurs as they barter and exchange furs for trade goods, experience the hi-jinks of the River Rogues, and so much more!Don't miss this unique living history opportunity!http://bit.ly/19TleVA~MIke

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    It is a beautiful week here #INAmishCountry.Take this time to:Visit a corn maze: Shipshewana Corn Maze or Knollbrook Farms Ride a bike: On the Pumpkivine Nature Trail - this 27 mile trail will take you from Goshen to Shipshewana.Paddle the river: Call Lazy Dayz Canoe & Kayak Rental or Goshen Parks and Recreation to traverse the Upper St. Joe or Elkhart River.Pick apples: Kercher's Sunrise Orchards.Enjoy the outside this week!

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