Travel Blog - Bristol

Where to find the best fresh produce in Elkhart County

Posted on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County

Where to find the best fresh produce in Elkhart County

By Amy Wenger Ah, summer … the season that seemingly takes far too long to arrive, is finally here. Folks have cleaned up their grills, brought out the patio furniture, and spent time lounging poolside basking in the long, leisurely daylight hours. And what better way to complement those summer grilling nights, cookouts and camping … Continued

After 10 years, Quilt Gardens embedded in fabric of Elkhart County

Posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Gardens, Things to do in Elkhart County

After 10 years, Quilt Gardens embedded in fabric of Elkhart County

  By Marshall V. King Ten years of Quilt Gardens in Elkhart County has resulted in a lot of blooms, a lot of visitors and a lot of stories. Mary Ann Lienhart-Cross, Elkhart County Extension Director and an Extension educator, can tell you about the time she saw a group of Harley-Davidson riders roar up … Continued

Secret’s out: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson are a big summer deal

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Gardens, Things to do in Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark Perhaps you’ve heard? OK, it’s not much of a secret on what we’ve been working on anymore. The Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition and Quilt Gardens displays have been huge hits to start the summer. The 56 life-size sculptures were installed in the downtowns and Quilt Gardens of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Wakarusa, … Continued

Top 10 hidden gems along the Heritage Trail

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Top 10 hidden gems along the Heritage Trail

  By Sara Wakefield Here are the top 10 places along the Heritage Trail that I (and my friends) think more people should know about. While these Heritage Trail gems are not exactly hidden, they’re definitely off the beaten path. In the order of the Heritage Trail driving tour, which starts at the Elkhart County … Continued

Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition both launching in May

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Quilt Gardens, Things to do in Elkhart County

Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition both launching in May

  By Terry T. Mark See all the pretty flowers … and sculptures? The flowers have been ordered, and the sculpture sites have been selected. Now it’s time to sit back and watch an amazing public art exhibition take shape everywhere from Nappanee to Middlebury, from Goshen to Elkhart and Bristol and Wakarusa. The annual … Continued

Quilt Gardens celebrates 10th anniversary with 19 breathtaking designs, 2 new gardens, 1 new mural

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Quilt Gardens, Quilts, Things to do in Elkhart County

Quilt Gardens celebrates 10th anniversary with 19 breathtaking designs, 2 new gardens, 1 new mural

  By Terry T. Mark The 10th anniversary of the popular Quilt Gardens will feature two new sites, a new Quilt Mural and one of the largest-ever exhibitions of Seward Johnson bronze sculptures outside of the artist’s personal retrospective. Planting of the 19 Quilt Gardens in late May has become an annual rite of spring, … Continued

Why spring break in Elkhart County will be awesome

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Things to do in Elkhart County

Why spring break in Elkhart County will be awesome

  By Amy Wenger Over here are systematic budget imbalances will not cease when the new regulations take effect. So where will consumers turn once payday loans dry up? What is seemingly a sure-fire blues buster to chase away the winter doldrums? A welcome respite would seem to be the obvious solution … but what … Continued

Vibrant Communities counts successes; Seward Johnson will be epic

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Gardens

  By Terry T. Mark Vibrant Communities enjoying success stories in 2017 Early successes are adding an energy to the Vibrant Communities initiative’s steering committee as it organizes for activities in 2017 to keep up the momentum on the 77 Action Agenda items. The steering committee has met twice, covering topics such as the nuts … Continued

It’s huge! Seward Johnson exhibition bringing 57 sculptures for free summer display

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

By Terry T. Mark It’s never been done before in Elkhart County and, really, only once anywhere in the world. The Quilt Gardens and the downtowns of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Middlebury, Bristol and Wakarusa will be the site of the largest exhibition of American artist Seward Johnson’s celebrated realistic life-size bronze sculptures, outside of his … Continued

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