Topic: Things to Do

Maple Syrup Festival starts off Elkhart County’s celebration of Indiana Bicentennial

Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 in Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark WAKARUSA — The annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival is a beloved community tradition, especially the popular pancakes-and-sausage meal, but the 2016 edition is adding a bit of an historical flair. The festival, which opened today, April 22, and continues through Sunday, April 24, is one of several Bicentennial Legacy Projects throughout Elkhart … Continued

Quilt Gardens, Amish Acres get star treatment in new Indianapolis Colts-themed children’s book

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Quilt Garden Tour, Wakarusa

Quilt Gardens, Amish Acres get star treatment in new Indianapolis Colts-themed children’s book

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. — Thousands of visitors tour Elkhart County’s Quilt Gardens and Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort in Nappanee every year. The visitors come from all over the U.S. and, of course, Indiana. You can count Blue as one of the visitors, at least in a new illustrated … Continued

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 in Amish, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

Ten Under $10 Otters and egrets and bears, oh my!  Not to worry, the “wildlife” at Wellfield Botanic Gardens is cast in bronze and always approachable.  Kids love the “hunt;” everyone enjoys the lush gardens surrounded by charming pump houses and fun water features. The best part? You can see it all for just $5 … Continued

Second Saturday Nappanee Bicycle Festival

Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Second Saturday Nappanee Bicycle Festival

There’ll be plenty of pedal pushers during the Second Saturday Nappanee Bicycle Festival, September 13, on East Market Street (US 6 East).  Happenings include a 6-mile Memorial Bike Ride, Bike Rodeo and BMX Stunt Shows.  All bike events are free!  Add to the fun with vendors, bicycle demos, prizes, giveaways and more.  So join the … Continued

Fall Color along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 in Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Uncategorized

The fall color in Northern Indiana’s Amish Country is incredibly beautiful … and there isn’t a better way to get out and see it first hand than walk along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.  My husband and I are not bike riders, but the trail is perfect for walking too! Each fall, we trek out for … Continued

Autumn's Arrival in Amish Country Northern Indiana

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 in Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Uncategorized

Who doesn’t love autumn? The sights, the sounds, the crispness in the air, the tastes of autumn.  It just pleases the senses.  Here in Amish Country we have a lot to offer this time of year. Check out our Best of Autumn Along the Heritage Trail ideas! Our CD guided audio driving tour of the … Continued

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