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…

Amish Life from an Amish Wife- Spring

Elaine Jones shares a few words on Spring Elaine is an Amish wife, mother and business owner. She and her son Seth host traditional Amish meals in their rural Topeka home. Often these gatherings are paired with cooking or quilting demonstrations. Elaine shares a bit of her everyday life here… Here…

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…

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…

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…