Topic: Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Top 10 romantic places to propose in Elkhart County

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana

Top 10 romantic places to propose in Elkhart County

  By Sara Wakefield Every marriage proposal needs a story. Where do you want to set yours? (1) Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart: Full of romantic spots (like the Japanese footbridge or Pergola Garden) for secluded or public proposals. (2) DeFries Gardens, New Paris: Charming garden with adorable gazebos and shelters. Commemorate your bliss with a … Continued

Downtown Middlebury projects, Vibrant Communities moving forward

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee

Downtown Middlebury projects, Vibrant Communities moving forward

By Terry T. Mark In between raking leaves and getting ready for turkey day, we’re spending our November putting things in place for a great 2017. Here’s a sampling: Middlebury taking several steps forward Middlebury is busy enough as it is, from the usual midday traffic to visitors making a beeline to Das Dutchman Essenhaus … Continued

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 in Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

NOTE: A version of this story was published in the September issue of Goshen Business Journal. By Terry T. Mark GOSHEN — Sometimes Goshen Brewing Co. owner Jesse Sensenig looks around the packed-to-capacity tasting room and recognizes only a handful of faces. As expected, Goshen-area residents have embraced the family-friendly brewpub since it opened a … Continued

Pokemon Go makes big splash, while bikers invade from Chicago

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Trip Ideas

Pokemon Go makes big splash, while bikers invade from Chicago

By Terry T. Mark The summer has been a busy one around Elkhart County, with traditional and non-traditional visitors alike keeping the area hopping. What do we mean by non-traditional? Well …   See that PokeBall in the Quilt Garden? On a steamy July afternoon, dozens of people circled downtown Elkhart, from the Civic Plaza … Continued

Flower power will guide bicyclists on Bloom & Zoom ride through Elkhart County

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Gardens, Things to do in Elkhart County

Flower power will guide bicyclists on Bloom & Zoom ride through Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark Bicyclists from around Indiana and the Midwest will be converging on Elkhart County in the second major bicycling event of the year here. The sixth annual Bloom & Zoom bike ride (register here) on Saturday, July 23, will see bicyclists of all ages and skill levels get in the saddle for … 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 Elkhart County, Uncategorized, 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

Middlebury wins grant to help build Ridge Run walking/bicycling trail

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 in Middlebury, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury’s dream of building a new trail, creating a loop of interconnected paths dedicated for walkers, runners and bicyclists, is closer to reality. This is a drug-free area and we recommend the people visiting here to take a test at Resurgence of California clinics to be … Continued

Along the Heritage Trail