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  • Top 15 Outstanding Things to Do

    These are the attractions you “must see” during your visit.
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  • Top 15 Exceptional Eats

    Satisfy your appetite for adventure with these unique eateries.
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  • Top 15 Secrets & Surprises

    We’ve got a few treasures up our sleeves that we don’t want you to miss.
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  • Fabulous Places to Stay

    Make your stay even more memorable with one-of-a-kind lodging.
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  • Tours and Trails

    Adventures into local art, history, communities and more.
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  • Art & Earth Trail

    Loop through all seven counties on stops unique to the region.
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Festivals & Events

For a complete list of festivals and events, visit our events page

Elkhart County 4-H Fair

One of the largest county fairs in the nation since 1851!

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Chesterton Art Fair

A two-day fine art fair with more than 90 artists exhibiting artwork in a multitude of mediums Learn More

Lake City Skiers Water Ski Show

Free Water Ski Shows. Fun Family Entertainment. Learn More

Josiah for President by the Blue Gate Theatre

When a former congressman meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer, he decides that someone with old-fashioned common sense should be running the ... Learn More

Chautauqua Days

Join us to celebrate Gene Stratton-Porter’s birthday with Chautauqua Days! Festival activities include tasty food, birthday cake, live music and ... Learn More

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top 10 outdoor activities

Click here to see the top ten outdoor activities in Northern Indiana selected by the writers from the Chigago Tribune. From attempting the challenging 3 Dunes Challenge to riding the rapids on the East Race Waterway.

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top 10 attractions

Click here to see the top ten must see attractions in Northern Indiana selected by the writers from the Chicago Tribune; from Amish Acres to the University of Notre Dame, Northern Indiana has a wide variety of great attractions.

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Artisan at the Village at Winona

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the village at winona

Spend a day shopping, dining and having fun at this thriving arts community nestled on the shores of beautiful Winona Lake. You'll find original artwork and an array of handmade gifts from local artisans happy to chat about their work.

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can't-beat bargain shopping

You'll be thankful for the cool weather after breaking a sweat shopping at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets in Michigan City, where 120+ stores – and even more discounts – are clustered into one shopper's paradise.

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unique shoppes in shipshewana

An incredible selection of quilts and quilt-making supplies is just the beginning – dozens of quaint shoppes owned by local artisans greet shoppers in Shipshewana along the Amish backroads.

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spring and summer on the heritage trail

Get in the festive mood and see the sights along the Heritage Trail – your guide to must-see attractions, special finds and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Amish life.

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summer at the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes is home to a 15-mile coastline, over 70 miles of trails and more than 350 species of birds.

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the food has never been better!

Dine your way across seven counties in Northern Indiana with the new "Northern Indiana Foodie Trail," a guide to some of the area's best dining experiences.

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Art and Earth trail

one-of-a-kind finds are waiting to be discovered

Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse heritage of artisans, crafters and farmers. The Art and Earth Trail allows us to share these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures with you.

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destinations

  • Amish Country
  • SouthBend
  • Indiana Dunes
  • Michigan City LaPorte
  • Time to Unwind
  • Shipshewana Amish Backroads
  • Kosciusko County

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