Travel Blog - Must See’s & Stops

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 during the daytime. In fact, it offers lovely views even at night, particularly when your vessel is equipped with Atlantic Marine – boat lights. What a stunning sight! Here are four places Marshall V. King, who often paddles the Elkhart River and other local waterways, … 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

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 Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

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 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

25-foot-tall sculpture going up Monday in downtown Elkhart

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Elkhart, Must See's & Stops, Things to do in Amish Country

By Terry T. Mark The stage is set for the arrival of the 25-foot-tall, 27,000-pound God Bless America sculpture that will tower over downtown Elkhart this summer. And the public can enjoy the amazing sight of the sculpture being lifted into position at Central Park, along Waterfall Drive, in Elkhart starting at approximately 10 a.m. … 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

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