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5 Do-Not-Miss Winter Activities in Shipshewana

This post originally appeared on shipshewanatradingplace.com Shipshewana has gotten a bit of a misperception that it is only open during the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market season from May – September. And while the Flea Market is a huge claim to fame for this 3rd largest Amish community in the US, that simply couldn’t be farther from the truth. …

There’s Nothing Better than Paddling These Two Rivers Near Shipshewana

this blog was oringinally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com By Anna Pasquali Ahhhh…Summer. If you’re like me, there’s nothing better than getting outside to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and nature during the warm Indiana months. One great way to take advantage of this glourious season is to paddle one of the amazing waterways near Shipshewana.   There …

Ten Reasons to Love Hollow Ridge Lodging

Of all the articles I have written on lodging in Shipshewana & LaGrange County, almost all the places featured provide access to the local culture. Hollow Ridge Lodging is the most unique for numerous reasons, and one of the eight reasons listed below might just be why you choose to stay here. Reason One: Hollow Ridge Lodging is …

We’re Not Atwood Campers, We’re Atwood Family

“Our campers here are just good down-home folk,” explains Missy, the office manager at Atwood Lake Campgroundin rural Wolcottville. “We watch everybody’s children, everybody watches your children. The families eat dinners together. It’s a down-home, low-key campground.” “We’re not just Atwood campers, we’re Atwood family,” she said. Atwood Lake Campground is surrounded on three sides by Amish …

Nice Attracts Nice at Indian Lakes Campground

Owners Paul and Margie Gieseking work very hard at keeping Indian Lakes Campground looking nice. They’re very nice people. And Paul tells me the people who camp here are nice. And he wants to keep it that way on both counts. The sweat equity he’s put into this campground shows. Everything about it is nice. From the new …