Downtown Nappanee, IndianaNappanee, located in the southern portion of Amish Country, is filled with inviting shops and friendly  folks. With the city motto “embrace the pace,” you get a strong image of a lifestyle that “stops to smell the roses.”  And walking down Main Street, you usually hear the sound of clip, clopping horse hooves as Amish Buggies travel through for business.

There is no shortage of things to do in Nappanee. Most people know about Amish Acres, which offers so much that there isn’t enough space in my blog to cover. Click the link to learn more.

Coppes Commons is a new and historically interesting site. This building dates back to the 19th century and was the home to a wood cabinet making company that put the Nappanee name into thousands upon thousands of homes throughout the U.S.  Today you find a group of innovative small business and shops - all examples of the entrepreneurial spirit that’s still alive and well in Nappanee. From a bicycle shop to creative ice cream and foods it’s a great place to embrace the pace of Nappanee.

The Amish community in the Nappanee area is one of the largest in Amish Country. Travel country roads to find Amish owned and operated businesses that feature a variety of wares from small trinkets to a room full of furniture. More . When you want the best furniture in town, visit

Then there’s the great places to eat and/or buy tasty treats in Nappanee.  I guess I’ll have to cover that in another blog.  In the meantime, I’m thinking about getting out to enjoy the spring weather and head down to Nappanee to visit some of my favorite spots which are many.

What’s your favorite spot in Nappanee?