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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 Elkhart County, 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 Elkhart County, 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 Elkhart County

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

Thanks for a great summer: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibitions were big hit in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Gardens

Thanks for a great summer: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibitions were big hit in Elkhart County

  By Terry T. Mark It’s been a fantastic summer, but Elkhart County will be bidding farewell to most of the Seward Johnson sculptures while Quilt Gardens are closing down in preparation for another colorful season in 2018. There is one piece of good news: The God Bless America monumental-scale sculpture will be staying in … Continued

Amish Acres earns recognition; Wellfield Gardens shines on TV

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor

  By Terry T. Mark Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival wins national recognition Sunshine Artist magazine has named the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival as 21st among the 100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows, according to organizers on the Nappanee event. The rankings are determined by votes from artists who rank the … 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 Elkhart County

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 Elkhart County, 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

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 Elkhart County, 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

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 Gardens, Things to do in Elkhart County

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

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