Heritage Trail Driving Tour
Every mile tells a story
Centuries of history, thriving communities and tranquil rural landscapes come to life along the 90-mile Heritage Trail. You easily can devote a day to this route, discovering the rich, diverse heritage that’s shaped Amish Country. You’ll explore where some 20,000 Amish make their homes, and how band instruments, Alka Seltzer, quilts, furniture, RVs and even pie have helped shape the region.
The Heritage Trail Audio Driving Tour
Pick up your FREE self-guided Heritage Trail audio CD from the Elkhart County Visitors Center and most of our lodging facilities B&Bs and Chambers. Or download the tour here. This is an audio driving tour, so you must have your own CD player or MP3 player.**
- Download Audio Sample mp4
- Download Heritage Trail Audio CD 1
(part A) mp3
- Download Heritage Trail Audio CD 2
(part B) mp3
**If you download the mp3, we suggest you download this Alternate Starting Locations (PDF) - because the mp3 files are not divided by tracks. This document has the times for each track to help you.
Our acclaimed self-guided Heritage Trail driving tour is your personal guide to that Amish furniture shop hidden away on a peaceful rural road, the city gallery with one-of-a-kind jewelry and that shady riverside park just-right for a picnic.
As you explore, the free audio guide entertains you with colorful stories of the region’s settlement and growth, its heroes and scalawags. All the while, providing detailed directions on your vehicle’s CD player - or your iPod -so you reach every hidden corner of a region that the editors of LIFE® named "one of the top places to see in your lifetime."
Download the Heritage Trail / Quilt Gardens Map (2.4MB PDF)
Download Detour Info & Trail Tips (114KB PDF) - Updated 9.17.13
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