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RV Factory Tour

If you’ve been to the LaGrange/Elkhart County region in your lifetime, you can easily guess one of the largest industries, recreational vehicles. They’re everywhere; factories, driving down the road, dealerships, you can’t go a mile down the road without seeing an RV. It’s every day life for locals, but for those of us not involved in …

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 …

Back-road Amish Tours

If you’ve been to Shipshewana in the past few years you may have seen the Blue Gate bus cruising around town. What’s it used for though? The Blue Gate recently started offering back-road Amish tours, which have been a huge hit! I finally had the opportunity to take one for myself and see what all …

5 Shipshewana Stops Every DIY Lover Must Visit

This blog was originally posted on Shipshewana Trading Place By Lora Gates   If you are like me, you probably spend entirely too much time day-dreaming about all of the possible projects you could create, repurpose or make for your home. As proof, my Pinterest page is full of them, and most are quite honestly …

9 Things Every History Buff Should Do in Shipshewana

This post originally appeared on shipshewanatradingplace.com By Anna Camburn You know you’re a history buff when you love to know the story behind each destination you travel to. Shipshewana, Indiana has a rich Amish/Mennonite heritage that is so fun to learn about. You can bring Shipshewana’s past to life by visiting the following events and attractions. To make …

My Top 10 Spring Break Ideas

Here we are in Northern Indiana with kids on their Spring Break! So what do we do…  we get out & do a little Exploring! Here’s My Top 10 Spring Break Ideas! 1. Ride the Carousel at Davis Mercantile This 1906 Dentzel Carousel is always a treat, there’s something about the sound of the gears …

Maple Syrup Days

Maple Syrup Days hosted by the Maple Wood Nature Center in LaGrange is one of my Favorite Events! To me this means that Spring is right around the corner! In Northern Indiana Spring is a BIG DEAL, we have lasted through the winter, the snow, the freezing temps, and the blistering winds. Maple Syrup Days …

7 Unforgettable Christmas Activities in Shipshewana

This post originally appeared on shipshewanatradingplace.com By Anna Pasquali Shipshewana is a town that loves to go all out for the holidays. Beautiful lights start appearing in town in early November, and the Christmas events and activities start soon after. If you love Christmas, spending time with your loved ones, and small-town hospitality, then you’ve got to visit Shipshewana …

Shipshewana Rolled out the Red Carpet for these Young Ladies!

I recently had the pleasure to attend a beautiful young lady’s Birthday Party, hosted at Kids Kreations in downtown Shipshewana on Harrison Street. When we arrived balloons, cookies, and all the fixings to make a doll were appropriately placed.   This birthday started off with each party member picking out their doll! These are not …