Amish Country Travel Blog

Secret’s out: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson are a big summer deal

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

By Terry T. Mark Perhaps you’ve heard? OK, it’s not much of a secret on what we’ve been working on anymore. The Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition and Quilt Gardens displays have been huge hits to start the summer. The 56 life-size sculptures were installed in the downtowns and Quilt Gardens of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Wakarusa, … Continued

New walking tours dive deep into Elkhart, Middlebury history, folklore

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

New walking tours dive deep into Elkhart, Middlebury history, folklore

By Terry T. Mark History may not be able to come alive literally, but the next best thing might be guided walking tours of downtown Elkhart and downtown Middlebury that are launching this year. Steeped in folklore and laced with tales of ambition, intrigue and mischief, the tours take participants inside the hidden history of … Continued

25-foot-tall sculpture going up Monday in downtown Elkhart

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017

By Terry T. Mark The stage is set for the arrival of the 25-foot-tall, 27,000-pound God Bless America sculpture that will tower over downtown Elkhart this summer. And the public can enjoy the amazing sight of the sculpture being lifted into position at Central Park, along Waterfall Drive, in Elkhart starting at approximately 10 a.m. … Continued

Best of Elkhart County’s urban-rural fusion shine in new TV commercial

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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

How to celebrate Mother’s Day around Elkhart County

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017

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

Top 10 hidden gems along the Heritage Trail

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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

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