Whether it’s work or play, Elkhart County is a place where quality craftsmanship, innovation and collaboration lead to a Well Crafted life. Handmade and hand-crafted aren’t just buzzwords here. We leave our mark on everything we touch.
From hand-crafted soaps and lotions in distinctive scents to heirloom-quality wooden furniture, from craft beers and spirits produced on site to RVs assembled by teams of Amish artisans, from one-of-a-kind mugs, vases and bowls to made-from-scratch meals fresh from the surrounding farm fields, our residents make their mark.
ALL-NEW EVENT HAPPENING IN 2023!
The Elkhart County Quilt & Fiber Expo brings together gloriously
colorful artforms rendered in fabric from June 8-10 at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart. Enjoy stunning displays, learn from the experts in workshops, and browse for inspiration at the vendor tables.
TAKE YOUR TIME
The Heritage Trail is your gateway to discovering local culture and people at any time of the year. Traveling along lively Main Streets and scenic backroads you’ll find surprises at every turn and soon discover why it was voted the top USA Today Reader’s Choice and editors of LIFE® consider it one of “America’s Most Scenic Drives.”
From May 30 to September 15 every year, super-size Quilt Gardens are planted in colorful quilt patterns, lining the Heritage Trail with even more natural beauty. It’s a love letter from our dedicated residents who pour their time and energy to enhance beauty in every corner of our community.
TAKE THE 10-POUND TOUR
Amish Country home-cooked favorites are always on the menu in Elkhart County. Leave room for pie and other hand-crafted delectable sweets. From Indiana’s largest restaurant at Das Dutchman Essenhaus to mouth-watering baked goods, and everything in between, good eats await.
GETTING TO ELKHART COUNTY, INDIANA IS EASY
You’ll find us halfway between Chicago and Toledo (just a two hour drive in either direction).
Using a network of scenic limited access highways, you can arrive in less than a day’s journey from the region’s major cities and towns. We’re also close to major metropolitan areas, interstates, highways and airports. Most of the major attractions along the Heritage Trail are within a 45-minute drive of I-80/90, the Indiana Toll Road.