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Long Weekend in Indiana Amish Country

Tired of the city life and need to get away for a few days to relax and recharge? Well then do we have the place for you! Tucked into northern Indiana’s beautiful green hills are a few small connecting towns where life is just a little slower.

Below are the small towns that make up Amish Country. Each town in unique and is worth visiting. Personally, my favorite was Shipshewana, but all had charm.

  • Elkhart
  • Shipshewana
  • Goshen
  • Middlebury
  • Nappanee
  • Bristol.

Things to do in Amish Country-

Rise’ n Roll Bakery– In Elkhart there is the best donut bakery! Go and get the donuts for a morning breakfast but pick up some homemade granola bars while you’re there. Trust me, I’m doing you a big favor but telling you that.

Buggy ride in Shipshewana– For a whopping $7/person you can find yourself in a buggy ride through Shipshewana. We had the best Amish driver that told us all about the town and even told us about the Amish culture which was great to learn more about! There are a couple of companies that give the rides but we went with the Buggy Line Company and we were glad we did!

Go shopping in Shipshewana-Davis Mercantile is a great place to park and start exploring from there! There are endless blocks with hundreds of antique and homemade items to shop.

The Old Bag Factory– Operating since 1896 this warehouse used to produce the paper wrappers for the kisses candies. Now, it isĀ  made up of several different homemade and antique stores that are housed inside the warehouse. Take a break from the sun and slip inside to wander through the stores and smell the delicious scents coming from the chocolate and sweets boutique.

Morning stroll along Pumpkin trail– The pumpkinvine trails winds throughout all of Amish country and goes for miles! Pick a spot to jump on and enjoy. The trail is pretty shaded most of the way through so it makes for a great, cool walk. However, don’t forget the bug spray because there are patches of mosquitoes throughout the trail that can get quite bad.

Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park– What a funky experience! I don’t know how else to describe it. This animal farm was so unique and peculiar that I recommend it to everyone because it can easily become the highlight of your trip. The entrance fee includes a buggy ride throughout the fields where hoards of animals will crowd the buggy to get the free food that guests are throwing out. Visit this place! You won’t regret it.

Ice cream in Goshen- Chief Ice Cream is an ice cream parlor that serves it window style. A perfect spot to stop on a hot day. We didn’t get any pictures here because it was so delicious and we ate it too fast!

This is a perfect getaway destination where you can slow down for a few days and enjoy the country life. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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