Travel Blog - Middlebury

For Valentine’s Day, give gifts from the heart, but for the stomach

Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 in Baked Goods, Dining, Elkhart, Goshen, Holiday, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Sweet Treats, Valentine's Day

For Valentine’s Day, give gifts from the heart, but for the stomach

How about some sweets for your sweetie? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, wrap up a sugary gift for that special someone. Nothing says Valentine’s like chocolate Olympia Candy Kitchen has satisfied sweet tooths in Goshen for more than 100 years. They’re famous for their turtles, but don’t pass on their truffles, toffee, chocolate-covered … Continued

Fantastic places for fun while staying warm and toasty

Posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Community, Elkhart, Fun, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping

Fantastic places for fun while staying warm and toasty

It’s cold outside. So what? Hours of fun are just a few steps away at these amazing places in Elkhart County A brush with art From oil paintings to eye-catching sculptures, stunning works of art just get better with age. Stroll the galleries of the Midwest Museum of American Art and you may spy a … Continued

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

We’re coming down to the deadline, with only a few more days until Christmas. But now’s not the time to panic. These places make it easy to finish your shopping.   Clean the slate at Soapy Gnome The Soapy Gnome is the perfect quick stop for a hostess gift. Whether you’re making an out-of-town trip … Continued

Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Middlebury, Nappanee, Shopping, Unique Shopping

Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

Don’t let the holidays stress you out. Make it easy on yourself and be a holiday hero with a stop at one (or all) of these shops! Meat-ing of the minds Serve a plate full of savory goodness with a quick stop at Old Hoosier Meats in Middlebury for an unbelievable selection of deli meats … 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

Sculpture Challenge, Little Big Idea Grant, and more August news

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Wakarusa

Sculpture Challenge, Little Big Idea Grant, and more August news

  By Terry T. Mark Are you up to the challenge? People from all over Elkhart County and visitors from around the country have had a great time enjoying the 57 Seward Johnson sculptures on exhibit this summer. With a couple more months to go, we have a new challenge involving the sculptures. To meet … Continued

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