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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

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 in Amish, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

Ten Under $10 Otters and egrets and bears, oh my!  Not to worry, the “wildlife” at Wellfield Botanic Gardens is cast in bronze and always approachable.  Kids love the “hunt;” everyone enjoys the lush gardens surrounded by charming pump houses and fun water features. The best part? You can see it all for just $5 … Continued

Buy it Where it’s Made along the Heritage Trail

Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 in Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

Buy it Where it’s Made along the Heritage Trail

Make your shopping trip more fun. See firsthand how products you buy are made. In Amish County you can watch them make it then take it home. Even better – you can meet the people making it! Check out some of our nifty spots to buy it where it’s made. Country Lane Bakery Watch Amish … Continued

Get Your Cozy On! Shop for Cozy Comforts in Amish Country.

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Get Your Cozy On! Shop for Cozy Comforts in Amish Country.

Enjoy crisp fall days and think about cozy nights checking out the fabulous quilt shops along the Heritage Trail.  Locally handmade quilts hanging from the rafters of The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus invite snuggling. The old-fashioned Amish quilts at Rebecca Haarer’s shop in Shipshewana remind you of nights at grandma’s house. And see art expressed … Continued

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Get inspired to re-create a room or two at the Black Crow on Main in Elkhart. It’s packed with cleverly paired new and restyled furniture plus fun and funky accessories. In Goshen, explore Found where you’ll feel like you’re perusing the stalls of artisans in faraway places.  The shop owners travel the globe to pick … Continued

It’s Time for Some Flower Power

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

It’s Time for Some Flower Power

The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail begins May 30, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever showcasing 20 quilt gardens and 21 quilt art murals. Be sure to see the four eye-popping additions to the line-up. A corner lot is coming up roses – actually it’s mostly begonias and petunias – as … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Birds Gotta Fly in Elkhart, IN

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

Re-purposed vintage furniture is a hot trend right now, and Elkhart is seeing a few new stores that specialize in turning something old into something new and fresh! Just north of downtown at 916 N. Michigan Street, Birds Gotta Fly is a new vintage store offering a wide variety of furniture and decorative accessories. Owner … Continued

5 places for art in downtown Elkhart

Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Here are 5 great places to find art of all kinds in Downtown Elkhart: Wine and Canvas is at 409 S Main.  This entertaining art studio lets folks chat with friends, sip wine and express their inner artist. Join the fun of an art class as an instructor guides you in creating a particular painting, … Continued

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