Elkhart County is a place where quality craftsmanship, innovation and collaboration lead to a Well Crafted life.

Handmade and handcrafted aren’t just buzzwords here.

Driving Tour Visitor Center

Brimming with possibilities

The Heritage Trail stretches before you. Every mile tells a story, and every moment promises to be a treasured memory. Connecting Elkhart County’s energetic centers and small towns, the audio driving tour brings our history of creativity, innovation, and culture to life.

 

Quilt Gardens

Bursting with color

Beloved by all, the Quilt Gardens blooms into full color every summer along the Heritage Trail. Open May 30 to September, each of the 13 gardens reveal their all-new history-themed quilt patterns rendered in the rich vibrant colors of flowers and other plant life. See quiltgardens.com for more.

 

Amish Style Dining

Sip and savor

From Amish Country home-cooked favorites to mouth-watering creations created by a new wave of culinary talent, the dinner table is the perfect place to dig in. From hand-crafted cocktails and microbrews to savory bites that defy description to sweet treats, you won’t go hungry in Elkhart County. You’ll be amazed by the richness and diversity of the food scene here.

New in 2024-2025!

Wellfield Botanic Gardens is getting even better. A new Visitor Center and Event Pavilion will carry all the natural charm of the gardens while improving the overall visitor experience. Just wait till you see that view!

 

The people and places along the Heritage Trail are what define us in Elkhart County.

Amish Buggy

Amish Country is an adventure in and of itself, with wonders to take you back to a simpler time. You’ll want to stay awhile.

Elkhart is the distinctly urban cultural cornerstone. Vibrant and diverse? Check.

Discover why Goshen is a magnet for creative and collaborative entrepreneurship with a college town vibe.

Nappanee exudes hometown warmth where you just kick back and relax. Embrace the pace.

Middlebury strikes the perfect blend of past and present, with a unique window into Amish culture.

Shipshewana blends the Amish lifestyle with modern conveniences and Hoosier hospitality.

Bristol is a river town at its heart, with natural beauty and a small-town charm.

Wakarusa’s friendly character welcomes you to linger a bit.

Millersburg will just bring a smile to your face, while New Paris embraces its heritage.

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Director of Communications & Public Relations

Terry Mark

Director of Communications & Public Relations