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Welcome to Elkhart County, IN! From classic small towns to energetic centers, the handmade welcome mat is always out. Create your memories along the Heritage Trail by immersing yourself in the cultures and stories of the people that call Elkhart County home.

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Cities & Towns

Our communities are connected by several common threads – friendly hometown hospitality, for one – they each claim their own distinct personality. From the tight-knit neighborliness of classic small-town America to bustling and energetic centers packed full with activities.


A hometown heritage that blends history with natural beauty. Eat authentic at Chicago’s Downtown Eatery with a taste of the Windy City’s famous Chicago-style hot dogs or pack their “Kitchen Sink” pizza and go for a picnic at Cummins Park.


A cultural cornerstone with a vibrant, diverse, and unique community. Eat at a downtown bistro, The Vine, where you can savor a bottle of wine as city life bustles around you. Savor plated perfection at Artisan, a AAA Four Diamond and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, or sip some suds at...


Americana with a twist…this city is a magnet for creative young entrepreneurs where innovation meets craftsmanship. This central stop along the Heritage Trail is a magnet for creative young entrepreneurs and filled with eclectic shops, specialty boutiques, cozy cafes, and lively entertainment.


An authentic community united by culture and heritage. Eat at the largest restaurant in Indiana, Das Dutchman Essenhaus, serving authentic Amish-style recipes. Discover why locals love the home-style American classics served in a family-friendly dinner at the Village Inn Restaurant.


Embrace the pace of the city that gives you a warm hometown feeling and invites you to come back again. Eat family-style passing piping-hot platters at Amish Acres. Savor smoked cheddar and pulled pork courtesy of Culinary Mill or indulge in out-of-this-world creamy ice cream at Rocket Science Ice...


Amish life blends seamlessly with this small town’s modern day mix of commerce and community. Eat slowly and savor roast beef and delicious fried chicken served family-style in the home-like surroundings of the Blue Gate Restaurant. Locals love the palate-pleasing treats at Yoder’s Meat and Cheese...


With a single stoplight surrounded by century-old buildings, friendly shops and tree-lined sidewalks. Eat Stan Cook’s sausage Stromboli served counter-side at Cook’s Pizza. Locals love the daily specials and Friday Night Fish Fry at the Corner Café. Peanut cashew nut butter pairs perfectly with the...

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