Travel Blog - Northern Indiana

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

Your in-the-know guide to the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 in Goshen, Northern Indiana, Things to do in Amish Country

Your in-the-know guide to the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair

  By Marshall V. King GOSHEN — People who have yet to visit the Elkhart County 4-H Fair often say, “Oh, I’ve been to a fair.” Those who know and love this event respond by saying, “But you haven’t been to this fair.” The fair in Goshen, which is July 21-29, 2017, has roots on … 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

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

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

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

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