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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

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, RV Resources, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

By Terry T. Mark Adventure starts here How do you know it’s almost summer? Around here, we say it’s when the 2017 area guide comes out. Heritage Trail Adventures started arriving at local businesses, restaurants and shops in late February. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine out, see a … Continued

Marketing campaigns add heat to downtown dining, entertainment

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

  By Terry T. Mark Turning up the heat Forget the February chill, exciting new initiatives highlighting romance, downtown arts and culture, and the outdoors will boost all corners of Elkhart County in the coming weeks and months. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we launched a social, digital and print campaign in mid-January highlighting experiences … Continued

7 reasons Elkhart County will have an amazing 2017

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

7 reasons Elkhart County will have an amazing 2017

  By Terry T. Mark It’s easy to feel a little down in January. Days with sunshine are few and far between. Cold rain or sleet are part of the mix, if we’re lucky. The glow of Christmas is in the rear-view mirror and spring seems too far in the distance. I’m fortunate to have … Continued

Shop online and bring touches of Elkhart County right to your home

Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark It’s easy to get in the Christmas spirit and check off items on your shopping list. Experience the largest collection of diamond engagement rings and top designers in the nearby san diego engagement rings stores. What ever designer or style diamond engagement ring you are looking for its right here. Thanks … Continued

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 in Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

NOTE: A version of this story was published in the September issue of Goshen Business Journal. By Terry T. Mark GOSHEN — Sometimes Goshen Brewing Co. owner Jesse Sensenig looks around the packed-to-capacity tasting room and recognizes only a handful of faces. As expected, Goshen-area residents have embraced the family-friendly brewpub since it opened a … Continued

National magazines shine spotlight on Elkhart County attractions

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

National magazines shine spotlight on Elkhart County attractions

By Terry T. Mark National magazines keep finding their way to northern Indiana and the diverse attractions in the Elkhart County area. Midwest Living magazine recently spotlighted 17 local businesses in a feature headlined “Discover Amish Country” that appears in its 2016 Best of the Midwest Travel magazine. The one-page article did not stop at … Continued

Amish Country, Essenhaus Inn, Shipshewana Flea Market win top marks from group tour operators

Posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

By Terry T. Mark Elkhart County is rubbing shoulders with some elite company for its vacationing and hospitality experience, according to a poll last year of group tour operators in the Midwest. The November-December 2015 issue of Groups Today magazine named its top experiences by region in its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015. Three experiences … Continued

Brewpub, ‘life-changing pizza,’ Elkhart Jazz Festival highlighted in 2016 Indiana Travel Guide

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Quilts, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark It may be cloudy and overcast now, but the awol academy inc is getting its moment in the sun in the recently published 2016 Indiana Travel Guide. The highlight is a feature headlined “Amish Surprises” that directs readers to area destinations that visitors might not expect to find in Amish Country. … Continued

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