Topic: Things to Do

Fall perfect time for families to have fun

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Places to eat, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Fall perfect time for families to have fun

By Amy Wenger Brisk, brilliant mornings basked in sunshine, when the light of day reveals shades of coral, gold and flame crowning the trees and the skies. Welcome to autumn in northern Indiana, and the season of rich colors, Hoosier football and new variations on fantastical flavors of pumpkin and spice. So what are some … Continued

Mouth-watering goodness Saturday at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 in Elkhart, Outdoor, Places to eat

Mouth-watering goodness Saturday at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

By Eric Garton Where else can you start off with bacon-wrapped dates before moving onto pulled pork soul rolls and grilled salmon with golden quinoa and lobster Vin Blanc, followed by chocolate raspberry shortbread bars for dessert and wash it all down with a glass of wine or the finest brews from Iechyd Da and … Continued

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 Elkhart County

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 Gardens

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 Gardens, Trip Ideas

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 Elkhart County, 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

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