Romantic Road Trip Ideas

DAY ONE (Nappanee) After breakfast, take a romantic leisurely drive through the back-roads of Nappanee and explore the Countryside Shops. You can pick up a map at the Nappanee Heritage Center (302 W Market). This mix of Amish-owned and family-run shops is as far from the big box as it gets. Back in…

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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…

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

Weekends Worth the Trip!

Get ready to explore a living patchwork quilt of diverse downtowns and colorful experiences. This urban-rural fusion is connected by the Heritage Trail as it weaves its way through a thousand and one unique moments. You’ll find hometowns where shop owners can still be found standing behind the…

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…

Top 10 Pet Friendly Stops

1) Do you want to go shopping without having to worry about your furry kid? Joshica’s Planet Canine offers supervised ‘Doggy Daycare’ where your pet can play with other dogs and humans! Also offers grooming, canine massages and more. 4411 Wyland Drive, Elkhart | 574.522.8584 | Planet-Canine.com 2)…

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…