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Fantastic places for fun while staying warm and toasty

Posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Community, Elkhart, Fun, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping

Fantastic places for fun while staying warm and toasty

It’s cold outside. So what? Hours of fun are just a few steps away at these amazing places in Elkhart County A brush with art From oil paintings to eye-catching sculptures, stunning works of art just get better with age. Stroll the galleries of the Midwest Museum of American Art and you may spy a … Continued

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

We’re coming down to the deadline, with only a few more days until Christmas. But now’s not the time to panic. These places make it easy to finish your shopping.   Clean the slate at Soapy Gnome The Soapy Gnome is the perfect quick stop for a hostess gift. Whether you’re making an out-of-town trip … Continued

Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Middlebury, Nappanee, Shopping, Unique Shopping

Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

Don’t let the holidays stress you out. Make it easy on yourself and be a holiday hero with a stop at one (or all) of these shops! Meat-ing of the minds Serve a plate full of savory goodness with a quick stop at Old Hoosier Meats in Middlebury for an unbelievable selection of deli meats … Continued

Shopaholics Rejoice!

Posted on Friday, November 10th, 2017 in Shopping, Unique Shopping

Shopaholics Rejoice!

The Secret to Finding those Hidden Treasures along the Heritage Trail is Here! Who doesn’t love a little retail therapy? With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s the perfect season (or excuse) to get out and shop till you drop. Break out of the big box and discover one-of-a-kind gifts and goodies galore in the unique … Continued

Five Amazing Places to Complete Your Christmas Shopping

Posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in Shopping, Unique Shopping

Five Amazing Places to Complete Your Christmas Shopping

Start with the candy If there’s a candy in this world, you can probably find it at the Wakarusa Dime Store. Your childhood favorites? Yep, they’ve got it. For hand-dipped chocolates, there’s no place like Olympia Candy Kitchen in Goshen for a box of turtles and a phosphate from their old-fashioned soda fountain. Don’t forget … Continued

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

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

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

Top 10 hidden gems along the Heritage Trail

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

Top 10 hidden gems along the Heritage Trail

  By Sara Wakefield Here are the top 10 places along the Heritage Trail that I (and my friends) think more people should know about. While these Heritage Trail gems are not exactly hidden, they’re definitely off the beaten path. In the order of the Heritage Trail driving tour, which starts at the Elkhart County … Continued

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