Put on some Ice Skates at NIBCO Water & Ice Park Glide ice-paved paths then indulge in some post-park treats like a hot chocolate and dessert at many nearby restaurants.574.295.7275

Spend a night (or 2!) at McKenzie House B&B Unwind in one of the wonderful, relaxing suites. Innkeepers Sherry and Bruce can arrange a winter sleigh ride through the country.574.875.9787

Hit the (small-scale) slopes at Bonneyville Mill Take in the sights and snowshoe, cross country ski or sled at this 223 acre county park - one of the most scenic spots in the area.ElkhartCountyParks.org

Bring out your inner child at OxBow Park Trek groomed trails for cross country skiing as well as sledding hills and a warming house for an afternoon of snow-filled fun.ElkhartCountyParks.orgTubes and cross-country skis are available to rent at the Goshen Parks & Recreation Office, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen. Call 574.534.2901for pricing, rental times and more information.

Get warmed up during the Goshen Fire & Ice Festival. It's the hot spot the first Friday of January. Watch sculptors from the Michiana Ice Carvers Association. Enjoy music, food and more.

Warm up by the fireplace at ‘b’ on the River Enjoy a cup of coffee and stroll through their expansive inventory of unique Christmas decor and hand-made gifts.574.293.9333

Travel thru snow on a sleigh with Riegsecker Carriage Experience a personalized sleigh ride through Shipshewana. Available as weather permits, call for cost and location.888.447.4725

Stay warm and toasty inside along the Gateway Mile Explore the Gateway Mile in downtown Elkhart - filled with shopping, dining, special events and museums for every interest. GatewayMile.com

Pick up a free Gateway Mile Loyality Card at The Lerner Theatre (410 South Main, Elkhart) for discounts and special offers from participating merchants.Visit website for a full list of special events and promotions.

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