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Sweet! Nappanee sugar camp ready for Indiana Maple Weekend

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 in Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Sweet! Nappanee sugar camp ready for Indiana Maple Weekend

Some call it a woods, others a farm, but maple sugar producers call their production area a “sugar bush,” or “sugar camp,” and Indiana’s second annual Maple Weekend will open sugar camps around the state so guests can see how trees are tapped, how sap gets to the sugar house and how it becomes maple … 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

Enjoy Valentine’s Day 2017 with a romantic getaway on the Heritage Trail

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

Enjoy Valentine’s Day 2017 with a romantic getaway on the Heritage Trail

  By Sara Wakefield When I’m planning a romantic getaway for me and my man, it’s got to be relaxing. It’s about quality time together, as little driving as possible, and doing the things we really love to do. We go for quality of place. And sometimes the most romantic destinations are right around the … Continued

Chasing Leaves and Lagers

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 in Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Bicyclists find Elkhart County loop full of scenic beauty and craft beer By Dave Foutz Autumn in Elkhart County, to my way of thinking, is unparalleled for breathtaking vistas of fall foliage. How better to take full advantage of it than from the seat of your bicycle, riding with good friends?   Well, maybe there … 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

Fall perfect time for families to have fun

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Fall perfect time for families to have fun

By Amy Wenger Brisk, brilliant mornings basked in sunshine, when the light of day reveals shades of coral, gold and flame crowning the trees and the skies. Welcome to autumn in northern Indiana, and the season of rich colors, Hoosier football and new variations on fantastical flavors of pumpkin and spice. So what are some … Continued

Get off the fast track!

Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 in Amish, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Get off the fast track!

Get well off the beaten path and travel the backroads of northern Indiana’s Amish Country where buggies dot the countryside. Step into family-owned Amish businesses filled with hand-crafted furniture, fresh baked goods, and delicious comfort foods. We suggest you take a cue from them … slow your pace, unplug and recharge! We have created an … Continued

Pokemon Go makes big splash, while bikers invade from Chicago

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

Pokemon Go makes big splash, while bikers invade from Chicago

By Terry T. Mark The summer has been a busy one around Elkhart County, with traditional and non-traditional visitors alike keeping the area hopping. What do we mean by non-traditional? Well …   See that PokeBall in the Quilt Garden? On a steamy July afternoon, dozens of people circled downtown Elkhart, from the Civic Plaza … Continued

A Postcard Perfect Ride

Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 in Outdoor, Trip Ideas

A Postcard Perfect Ride

It’s such a joy to be an active road biker living in Elkhart County which is a mecca for a multitude of unique, enjoyable rides. Of course bikers know in selecting a route, “it’s more about the journey than the destination.” The area is already well known for the incredibly beautiful Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, but … Continued

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Along the Heritage Trail