Travel Blog - Must See’s & Stops

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

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

Four places in Elkhart County to explore by boat

Posted on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Four places in Elkhart County to explore by boat

  Elkhart County is full of great places to paddle. Here are four places Marshall V. King, who often paddles the Elkhart River and other local waterways, recommends that you check out: • Fidler Pond: The Goshen park rents boats for use on the deep body of water. • Elkhart River: Steve Hrynewycz of Fluid Fun, … Continued

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 Amish Country, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa

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

Enjoy a bike ride in Elkhart County whether you have nerves — or legs — of steel or not

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Uncategorized

Enjoy a bike ride in Elkhart County whether you have nerves — or legs — of steel or not

  By Sara Wakefield I am a nervous biker. My bike-related anxieties include but are not limited to: biking close to other people, biking close to ditches, biking close to traffic, changing gears on hills, and people opening car doors for me to run into. One of my favorite things about living in Elkhart County … Continued

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