Insert yourself here: Top 13 places for a selfie along Heritage Trail
By Sara Wakefield
These photos are missing something – you!
Rise’ n Roll, Middlebury
There’s no better way to start your day – and make all your friends #jealous. (Donut in hand required.)
Essenhaus Quilt Garden, Middlebury
Yes, those colors are real.
Covered Bridge, Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center, Middlebury
Even better, take the carriage ride and get a photo of yourself, and the carriage, and the bridge, aka THE ULTIMATE AMISH COUNTRY SELFIE!
Art Alley Murals, Goshen
Wait – are you in Brooklyn? Nope – downtown Goshen.
Stand between the wings to look like a cool dangerous angel.
Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, Shipshewana
Show everyone all the fun they’re missing.
The Giant Toadstools in Krider World’s Fair Garden, Middlebury
And the award for the most magical selfie goes to … you!
Rocket Science Ice Cream, Nappanee
The only trick: you gotta remember to take a photo before you eat it all.
Defries Calendar Garden, New Paris
Every inch of this secluded garden is gorgeous. Perfect your #shoeselfie on their calendar walk or snap a photo of your reflection in the lily pad pool.
Nappanee Center Quilt Garden, Nappanee
It never hurts to know where you are.
RV/MH Hall of Fame, Elkhart
Pay tribute to one of American’s favorite pastimes — snap a selfie in front of a vintage Shasta “canned ham” style trailer. (There’s an aqua one too!)
Prettiest canned ham I ever saw.
Ignition Music Garage, Goshen
Browse through racks of new and used vinyl, check out their upcoming shows, and, oh yeah, take the coolest selfie ever. No big deal.
Bonneyville Mill, Bristol
In addition to the (working!) mill, there’s a tower you can climb for a panoramic view of the countryside.
God Bless America sculpture, Central Park, Elkhart
The ultimate Americana selfie: For a limited time you can cozy up to Seward Johnson’s giant (we’re talkin’ 25 feet tall) tribute to American Gothic. This free public art is touchable – so go ahead, touch the art! Selfie away! And don’t miss the rest of the exhibit: 56 life-size, touchable bronze sculptures hosted all along the Heritage Trail. They’re only here through October 20th, 2017!
Sara Wakefield is a freelance writer based in Goshen, Ind.