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Scenic Fall Drive in Shipshewana, Indiana

Click here to Download the Directions & Map Typically when you roll into Shipshewana, you’re greeted by endless farms and open fields. It might be surprising to hear of the beautiful fall foliage that can be seen this time of year. The natural beauty here in LaGrange County can often be underappreciated, many people not …

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Guided Bus Tour with Step-On Guide Scott Miller

Many people skip right over the motor coach tour option when planning a vacation, and you’re thinking, “so what, can’t I see the same things on my own?” Which may be partially true, but it’s not nearly the same experience. For the first time, I was able to join a guided bus tour and view …

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Top Shipshewana Selfie Spots

Whether you’re a selfie taker, or prefer a more professional shot, here are the top _ spots for an awesome photo-op in Shipshewana.   Of course, when you first come into town the best place to start is the Visitors Center. Not only can you get a wealth of information, you can also take your …

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Memorial Day Weekend in LaGrange County

Everyone knows Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summertime, so welcome the season with a bang! LaGrange County has plenty going on all weekend long to make it a memorable holiday. If you roll into town Saturday morning, of course you’ll need some breakfast to fuel your day, and there’s nothing more hearty …

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Chrysanthemums

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     I love when the leaves start to change color and the fall weather brings us cooler temperatures.  Although I enjoy the warmth of summer, the change from heat and humidity feels good.  Speaking of fall color, the chrysanthemum is prized for infusing the landscape with vibrant …

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Hop on a Guided Tour

One thing I always suggest to people that want to learn about the area and the Amish culture is to take a guided tour. Sure, driving around the countryside is a great way to get a feel, but why not have a guide along to tell you about the pieces of information you wouldn’t otherwise …

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8 Things You Should Know About the Shipshewana Flea Market

By Anna Camburn Make the most of your visit to the Shipshewana Flea Market by reading these tips about hours, vendors, lodging and amish food! The Shipshewana Flea Market is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May to September. The mid-week hours add to the uniqueness of the seasonal flea market. Can’t make it during the week? It is …

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Knowledge to Grow – The Ruby Reds of Winter

I am a big fan of shrubs with red berries for brightening the winter landscape.  They also provide a food source for wildlife and come in quite handy for using in holiday décor. One of my favorites is Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). It is a native, deciduous shrub that is related to the evergreen hollies but …

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Guys: Here’s Your Christmas Shopping List

Dear Special Man: I’m really quite easy to buy for at Christmas. I don’t want small appliances, or large appliances for that matter. I don’t want anything that implies or resembles “work.” I want indulgence, not expensive. I want thought, not impulse. I want to sing, “You make me feel like a natural woman.” And …

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