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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

It’s huge! Seward Johnson exhibition bringing 57 sculptures for free summer display

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark It’s never been done before in Elkhart County and, really, only once anywhere in the world. The Quilt Gardens and the downtowns of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Middlebury, Bristol and Wakarusa will be the site of the largest exhibition of American artist Seward Johnson’s celebrated realistic life-size bronze sculptures, outside of his … 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

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

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