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Five ways to a green thumb in Elkhart County

Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 in Community, Events, Outdoor, Shopping

Five ways to a green thumb in Elkhart County

What’s better than enjoying the spring splendor of blooming flowers, lush landscapes and fragrant atmosphere? Using your own green thumb, getting your hands dirty, and creating your own paradise. Here’s how you can get started in Elkhart County:   Linton’s Enchanted Gardens 315 County Road 17, Elkhart. Open daily. Speaking of paradises, Linton’s Enchanted Gardens … Continued

Four fun ways to embrace winter and the outdoors

Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2018 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County

Four fun ways to embrace winter and the outdoors

Open your arms wide and embrace the fun you can have in the snow in Elkhart County. Bundle up for these four adventures we’re highlighting.   We see fire and we see ice Bask in the warmth of Goshen’s First Fridays festival on Jan. 4, 2019. You won’t believe the talents of the ice carvers. … Continued

Plan your outdoor adventures in Elkhart County

Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 in Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County

Plan your outdoor adventures in Elkhart County

Take your pick from our assortment of year-round recreation. Bicycling along one of our back-road routes. Playing billiards. Birdwatching. Bowling a strike. Canoeing on the St. Joseph River. Cross-country skiing. Fishing for Walleye or Large-mouth Bass. Golfing. Hiking. Ice skating by the riverside. Jogging. Kayaking. Picnicking by a century-old working Mill. Roller-skating. Swimming. Walking in … Continued

Four corn mazes for a day of family fun

Posted on Friday, September 28th, 2018 in Cities & Towns, Elkhart, Holiday, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Four corn mazes for a day of family fun

There’s nothing like the crunch of fallen leaves, the cool crispness of fall in the air, and … getting lost in a corn maze. Here are some great places for an afternoon of family fun:   Shipshewana Corn Maze 555 N. Morton St., Shipshewana, ShipshewanaCornMaze.com You may not be able to pack all the fun … Continued

Unforgettable picnic spots in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2018 in Cities & Towns, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County

Unforgettable picnic spots in Elkhart County

Skip the dinner table. Everyone knows food tastes better in the great outdoors. Here are some of our favorite places to unpack the picnic basket.   Lunch on the river Where else can you be surrounded by natural beauty and a thriving urban center? It’s here at Island Park, where the Elkhart River joins its … Continued

Paddling Elkhart River

Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Paddling Elkhart River

Paddling Elkhart River mixes urban and rural for a new experience every trip By Marshall V. King The beauty of the Elkhart River isn’t that it’s just one thing. Stretches are rural and secluded. Others are lined with houses or go under major highways. The river flows, often with mild current between the Goshen Dam … Continued

Fishing Fun in Elkhart County

Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018 in Bristol, Elkhart, Middlebury, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County

Fishing Fun in Elkhart County

Gorgeous rivers and streams criss-cross Elkhart County’s landscape. Guess what’s in the water? Right, fish! Here are some things to know before you grab your fishing pole. For trout fishing, Cobus Creek County Park northwest of Elkhart and the Little Elkhart River, which snakes through Middlebury and Bristol to meet up with the St. Joseph … Continued

Four Fantastic #INElkhartCo Bike Rides

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County

Four Fantastic #INElkhartCo Bike Rides

Ready for a spin? Come along with us for some of the best bike rides in Elkhart County.   Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Trailheads in Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana It’s one of the best rails-to-trails routes in Indiana and it’s got everything – rolling woodlands, prairies bursting with wildflowers in season, marshes teeming with wildlife. Oh, … Continued

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