Paddling Elkhart River

(Photo by Marshall V. King) Paddling Elkhart River mixes urban and rural for a new experience every trip By Marshall V. King The beauty of the Elkhart River isn’t that it’s just one thing. Stretches are rural and secluded. Others are lined with houses or go under major highways. The river flows…

Five places to complete your Christmas shopping

We’re coming down to the deadline, with only a few more days until Christmas. But now’s not the time to panic. These places make it easy to finish your shopping! Clean the slate at Soapy Gnome The Soapy Gnome is the perfect quick stop for a hostess gift. Whether you’re making an out-of-town trip…

Six Free Things to Do Along the Heritage Trail

Fun doesn’t have to come with dollar signs attached. The Heritage Trail driving tour is proof of that! Fill your day with adventure and your camera roll with memorable snaps, all without spending a dime. Inside the cabinet They were once all the rage, but now you can peer into the history of the…

Four places to find really cool old stuff

Cool stuff never goes out of style. That’s why spending your day browsing Elkhart County’s antique shops can yield a rich and rewarding bounty. Here are our top picks for antiquing: Beardsley Avenue Antiques District, Elkhart This stretch on the west side of Elkhart was once a hub of manufacturing…

Ten Incredible Must-Dos on the Heritage Trail

Here for just an afternoon or for a long weekend? There’s no shortage of fun things along the Heritage Trail to keep your tummy full and your heart happy. Here are 10 things to try: Showstoppers Broadway comes alive in the downtowns of Elkhart and Nappanee. Amish Acres showcases professionally…

Adventure Starts Here!

Are you ready for loads of fun and unforgettable experiences? The 2018 Heritage Trail Adventures guide is your source for info! 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine, see a fantastic concert or play, or buy the one-of-a-kind handmade items that our area is known for. New to…

Adventure Starts Here!

Are you ready for loads of fun and unforgettable experiences? The 2018 Heritage Trail Adventures guide is hitting the shelves at area business, restaurants, shops and along the I 80/90 Indiana Toll Road. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine, see a fantastic concert or…

Goshen's Millrace Canal is a rush for the senses

By Marshall V. King GOSHEN — When Mike Puro was a kid, his parents didn’t want him walking along the Millrace Canal. Puro was drawn to the path and canal even as a youngster back in the 1950s and the water in the canal rushed by as Puro walked to Parkside Elementary School. More than 30 years…