Travel Blog - Goshen

Great Stores. Great Choices.

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Great Stores. Great Choices.

All from the comfort of home. Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Here are just a few places locals love with online stores offering great gifts for your loved ones: Goertzen Pottery, Olympia Candy Kitchen, Jules Boutique, Amish Acres, Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Rise ‘n Roll, The Soapy Gnome and more. Shop hop from your … Continued

Your must-see guide to Christmas cheer in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Your must-see guide to Christmas cheer in Elkhart County

Do you need a little Christmas right now? You’ll jingle all the way at these fun and festive activities open to the public (and light on the wallet). Dazzling displays Even if the snow isn’t glistening, be wowed by the beautiful sights at Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Winter Wonderland holiday lights display. Hum along to live … Continued

Why Christmas is the best time of year in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Why Christmas is the best time of year in Elkhart County

The holidays are Elkhart County’s time to shine, so when your friends and family visit from out of town, why not show off your hometown. Ho-ho-home for the holidays See the Ruthmere Museum in a whole new light as they take the wraps off special Christmas-themed displays just for the season. Ruthmere honors military service … Continued

Goshen’s Millrace Canal is a rush for the senses

Posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 in Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country

Goshen’s Millrace Canal is a rush for the senses

  By Marshall V. King GOSHEN — When Mike Puro was a kid, his parents didn’t want him walking along the Millrace Canal. Puro was drawn to the path and canal even as a youngster back in the 1950s and the water in the canal rushed by as Puro walked to Parkside Elementary School. More … Continued

Thanks for a great summer: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibitions were big hit in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Wakarusa

Thanks for a great summer: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibitions were big hit in Elkhart County

  By Terry T. Mark It’s been a fantastic summer, but Elkhart County will be bidding farewell to most of the Seward Johnson sculptures while Quilt Gardens are closing down in preparation for another colorful season in 2018. There is one piece of good news: The God Bless America monumental-scale sculpture will be staying in … Continued

Amish Acres earns recognition; Wellfield Gardens shines on TV

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Wakarusa

  By Terry T. Mark Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival wins national recognition Sunshine Artist magazine has named the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival as 21st among the 100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows, according to organizers on the Nappanee event. The rankings are determined by votes from artists who rank the … Continued

Blue Gate founder wins prestigious honor; Nappanee Apple Festival up for best in state

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country

Blue Gate founder wins prestigious honor; Nappanee Apple Festival up for best in state

  By Terry T. Mark Riegsecker earns state’s highest tourism honor Mel Riegsecker, the founder of Blue Gate Hospitality, was humbled by his selection as the 2017 recipient of the Will Koch Tourism Leadership Award, the most prestigious honor in the state of Indiana in the tourism field. “Make sure that the people that come … Continued

Insert yourself here: Top 13 places for a selfie along Heritage Trail

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

Insert yourself here: Top 13 places for a selfie along Heritage Trail

By Sara Wakefield These photos are missing something – you! Rise’ n Roll, Middlebury   There’s no better way to start your day – and make all your friends #jealous. (Donut in hand required.) Essenhaus Quilt Garden, Middlebury Yes, those colors are real. Covered Bridge, Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center, Middlebury Even better, take the … Continued

Los Primos one of many great places for tacos in Indiana’s Cool North

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017 in Goshen, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country

Los Primos one of many great places for tacos in Indiana’s Cool North

  By Marshall V. King Our taco game is strong. The thousands of votes in Taco Wars and the range of restaurants nominated in the seven counties in Indiana’s Cool North demonstrate how good we have it when it comes to those circles of tortilla, meat and toppings. We love our tacos and those places … Continued

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