Topic: Amish Country

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

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 in Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

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

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 Elkhart County, 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

Bristol hosting major national shooting championship for next five years through 2020

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Outdoor

By Terry T. Mark BRISTOL, Ind. — One of the leading events of the National Rifle Association’s competitive shooting championships will call the Bristol area home for at least five more years after successful events in 2014 and 2015. The 2016 National Smallbore Rifle Championships will be contested July 9-18 at the Chief Wa-Ke’-De Outdoor Range, … Continued

Amish Country, Essenhaus Inn, Shipshewana Flea Market win top marks from group tour operators

Posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Where To Stay

By Terry T. Mark Elkhart County is rubbing shoulders with some elite company for its vacationing and hospitality experience, according to a poll last year of group tour operators in the Midwest. The November-December 2015 issue of Groups Today magazine named its top experiences by region in its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015. Three experiences … 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

Start planning your trip to Amish Country today!

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 in Places to eat, Things to do in Elkhart County

Start planning your trip to Amish Country today!

Our guide is your guide to the very best of Amish Country! Explore 68 pages of must-see stops, scenic drives, signature foods, unique shops and historic sites along the nationally-recognized Heritage Trail.  Other highlights include 19 all-new, super-sized Quilt Gardens (see them free!) and plenty of overnight options, from B&Bs to country inns to brand-name, … Continued

5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Amish Country

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 in Places to eat, Things to do in Elkhart County

5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Amish Country

Valentine’s Day is a Saturday this year, so be sure to make reservations and plans soon. Here are 5 entertaining (and some romantic) ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Amish Country: 1.    Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Essenhaus features the talents of northern Indiana resident, Hannah Trager, who will provide beautiful acoustic guitar, piano and … Continued

Pick Your Fall Fun in Amish Country

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pick Your Fall Fun in Amish Country

Grab a bucket and stroll the orchards at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchard in Goshen for some great picks. Their apple trees are loaded with more than a dozen popular varieties ranging from Braeburn to Rome Beauty and perfect for baking and munching.  After pickin’ do some sippin’.  Tap a chilled cup of fresh-pressed apple cider from … Continued

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