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Your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained over Christmas break

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained over Christmas break

It’s a classic annual question around the holidays: “What is there to do with the kids?” We’ve got the answers! Hall comes to the rescue Walk through the doors of the Hall of Justice (Really! The entrance is styled after the Super Friends’ HQ) and spend an afternoon fighting evil with Batman, Captain America, Wonder … Continued

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, RV Resources, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

By Terry T. Mark Adventure starts here How do you know it’s almost summer? Around here, we say it’s when the 2017 area guide comes out. Heritage Trail Adventures started arriving at local businesses, restaurants and shops in late February. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine out, see a … Continued

Sweet! Nappanee sugar camp ready for Indiana Maple Weekend

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 in Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Sweet! Nappanee sugar camp ready for Indiana Maple Weekend

Some call it a woods, others a farm, but maple sugar producers call their production area a “sugar bush,” or “sugar camp,” and Indiana’s second annual Maple Weekend will open sugar camps around the state so guests can see how trees are tapped, how sap gets to the sugar house and how it becomes maple … Continued

FROG Rally taking over Goshen, Elkhart County fairgrounds

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 in Goshen, RV Rallies, RV Rally, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country

FROG Rally taking over Goshen, Elkhart County fairgrounds

By Terry T. Mark GOSHEN — Bob Byrne doesn’t need anyone to explain to him how dedicated RVers can be. He knows. He and his wife, Cindy, were — or are — recreational vehicle enthusiasts themselves. But he’ll put that hat away — at least for a week — as he and his wife take … Continued

Get Your Cozy On! Shop for Cozy Comforts in Amish Country.

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Get Your Cozy On! Shop for Cozy Comforts in Amish Country.

Enjoy crisp fall days and think about cozy nights checking out the fabulous quilt shops along the Heritage Trail.  Locally handmade quilts hanging from the rafters of The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus invite snuggling. The old-fashioned Amish quilts at Rebecca Haarer’s shop in Shipshewana remind you of nights at grandma’s house. And see art expressed … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits the Ruthmere Museum in Elkhart, IN

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 in Museum, Things to do near Amish Country, Uncategorized

Ruthmere Museum is a Beaux Arts mansion originally built for the Beardsley family in 1910 in Elkhart, IN. The 12,000 square foot mansion has been open to the public since the 1970’s. The industry and careful stewardship of the Beardsleys led to an endowment for the community that we enjoy in many ways today. Ruthmere … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Gamze Neer Exclusive

Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

When I was in Europe, one of my favorite things to do was to wander from shop to shop in the quaint little towns and meet the shopkeepers, whose families had often been in the same location for generations. They always had fantastic handmade wares from local artisans and it seemed that each object had … Continued

A Perfect Pair of Picnics

Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 in Places to eat, Things to do near Amish Country, Uncategorized

We hope you enjoy this article from Kim Ranegar, Freelance writer for Midwest Living in partnership with the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC). More information on the Northern Indiana Foodie Trail   Fall is the perfect time for a picnic. There are more parking places, fewer bugs and plenty of warm sunny days. But … Continued

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