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How to celebrate Mother’s Day around Elkhart County

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017 in Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

How to celebrate Mother’s Day around Elkhart County

Here are some great ideas on how to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day on or around Sunday, May 14: Mother Daughter Tea Where: The Farmhouse, 28854 C.R. 52, Nappanee When: Starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13 This tea will be a unique experience for you and any other girls/women in your life. It will be … Continued

Beat cabin fever with these fun activities that get you outside

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Wakarusa

By Amy Wenger Mighty Mother Nature has certainly been an indecisive, fickle lady as of late. Surely northern Indiana can boast the title of “most wildly divergent” weather, where severe storms can pound the grounds one day, and snowflakes will fly the next. With the official start of spring merely weeks away, people are certainly … Continued

Das Dutchman Essenhaus basking in praise as 2016 transitioned to 2017

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 in Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

Das Dutchman Essenhaus basking in praise as 2016 transitioned to 2017

  By Terry T. Mark Das Dutchman Essenhaus was a clear winner as 2016 transitioned into 2017. The Middlebury destination, renowned around the Midwest for its Amish-style restaurant, bakery, hotel and conference center, and shops, was a favorite on writers’ lists that either celebrated the end of the year or looked ahead to the future. … Continued

It’s September — let’s talk about next summer

Posted on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 in Elkhart, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

It’s September — let’s talk about next summer

By Terry T. Mark It’s only September, the kids have just returned to school and football season has just barely started, but that doesn’t mean the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau isn’t thinking about … next summer! It’s no accident the Quilt Gardens always look great On a muggy summer morning, with clouds threatening … Continued

Quilt Gardens’ high standards come from dedication of volunteers, no thanks to weather patterns

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Wakarusa

Quilt Gardens’ high standards come from dedication of volunteers, no thanks to weather patterns

  By Terry T. Mark On a muggy summer morning, with clouds threatening to bring rain, Diana Bennett steps from her car for an inspection of a Quilt Garden. As one of eight volunteer members of the Quilt Gardens Review Workgroup, Bennett stays busy every summer checking on the condition on several of the 19 … 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

2016 edition of area guide points way to fun vacations, good food and quality family time in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Places to eat, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

2016 edition of area guide points way to fun vacations, good food and quality family time in Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark The 2016 edition of the official Elkhart County area guide will soon be appearing in mailboxes all over the Midwest and across the country. Heritage Trail Adventures is a 68-page glossy magazine publication of the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau. It features 185 businesses in the Elkhart County area which … Continued

Thanksgiving in Amish Country

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thanksgiving in Amish Country

Thanksgiving in Amish Country is all about spending time with friends and families. We have families who have been passing down Thanksgiving traditional recipes for generations. However, if you want to lose the stress from cooking, there are a few restaurants in our area offering pick up Thanksgiving meals, or they are open on Thanksgiving, … Continued

Top 10 Summer Fun Activities

Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized

Celebrate summer from the brilliance of blooms to the dazzle of fairs and festivals. Tailor your days for outdoor fun and nights for star studded skies. Here’s our Top 10 suggestions to help you find your summer bliss in Amish Country. Of course, this is just for starters.   1) Get an eyeful and marvel … Continued

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