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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

Plan your outdoor adventures in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 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

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

Best places to walk your dog #INElkhartCo

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018 in Community, Outdoor

Best places to walk your dog #INElkhartCo

Walking your dog in the neighborhood is all well and good, and we’re sure your pup loves it, but did you know that Elkhart County has a couple of dog parks?! Elkhart County is also packed with vast green spaces featuring paths that wind through woodlands, cross peaceful streams and visit historic sights. What’s your … Continued

Four fun ways to live it up (or dream of) spring in Elkhart County

Posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 in Community, Outdoor

Four fun ways to live it up (or dream of) spring in Elkhart County

Finally, it’s spring! Forget about winter and dream about the warmer days to come. Color your world Remember green? And red, and gold, and purple? Welcome back spring color at places such as: Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart Bonneyville Mill County Park, Bristol DeFries Gardens, New Paris   Workout wonders The bicycle or your running shoes … Continued

Four fun ways to embrace winter and the outdoors

Posted on Friday, January 5th, 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. 5, 2018. You won’t believe the talents of the ice carvers. … Continued

Your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained over Christmas break

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Your essential guide to keeping the kids entertained over Christmas break

It’s a classic annual question around the holidays: “What is there to do with the kids?” We’ve got the answers! Hall comes to the rescue Walk through the doors of the Hall of Justice (Really! The entrance is styled after the Super Friends’ HQ) and spend an afternoon fighting evil with Batman, Captain America, Wonder … Continued

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