Travel Blog - Middlebury

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 Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

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

New walking tours dive deep into Elkhart, Middlebury history, folklore

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Elkhart, Middlebury, Northern Indiana, Things to do in Amish Country

New walking tours dive deep into Elkhart, Middlebury history, folklore

By Terry T. Mark History may not be able to come alive literally, but the next best thing might be guided walking tours of downtown Elkhart and downtown Middlebury that are launching this year. Steeped in folklore and laced with tales of ambition, intrigue and mischief, the tours take participants inside the hidden history of … Continued

Best of Elkhart County’s urban-rural fusion shine in new TV commercial

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa

Best of Elkhart County’s urban-rural fusion shine in new TV commercial

By Terry T. Mark People in the greater Chicago and Indianapolis region are getting a taste of the eclectic dining, music and shopping scene in Elkhart County thanks to a partnership between the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. A TV commercial featuring footage from Amish Acres, Artisan, … 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 Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

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 Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

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 Garden Tour, Quilts, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

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 Amish Country, Wakarusa

Why spring break in Elkhart County will be awesome

  By Amy Wenger 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 happens when time is scarce, and finances are covered by logbook loans? This is the dilemma that has led to an uptick in the phenomenon … 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 Garden Tour, Wakarusa

  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 Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

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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