Quite an Experience in Amish Country Indiana by:Sean Hess
Anyone who is not from the Midwestern United States probably has not seen a lot of Amish country citizens. In fact, a pal of mine from Australia recently told me that Amish citizens are more legendary than factual where she’s from; they’re like leprechauns or unicorns. Not so in the state of Indiana! Indiana is full of the wealthy legacy that comes from the Amish. Just take a tour to Nappanee, Middlebury, or Shipshewana.
When you first drive into the township of Nappanee, Indiana, you will observe the 19th century storefronts, filled with bakeries, great family restaurants, and even home decorating boutique stores. A mix of a active business district and serene countryside, Nappanee was once called one of “America’s Best Small Towns” by TIME magazine. You won’t wish to ignore some of their most famous attractions like Amish Acres Farm and Heritage Resort. Roam the grounds of the 80-acre farm and experience all the wealthy history that they boast to offer. All ages will adore the big family meals, cart rides, and witnessing first hand the manufacture of brooms, quilts, and much more! If you’re looking for a more romantic evening, there is an on hand romance option at Amish Acres starting at $179.00! chart your journey now and stay awhile.
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Middlebury is one of the lesser-known towns when it comes to Amish communities, but there is still a lot to observe and experience when you visit. Take a tour to the historic business district and see the town butcher, the hardware store, and other proud shop owners. Also, don’t fail to remember to make the journey down the 17-mile Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, taking you right through the center of town along Krider Gardens and crossing the Little Elkhart River.
One of the most famous Amish places is Shipshewana. Experience Amish traditions like you never have before, when you visit more than 95 specialty shops in the busy village of Shipshewana. Home of the Midwest’s largest flea market, this town has everything to offer from horse and buggy rides through town and into the countryside, to awesome entertainment choices such as the Mousetrap Puppet Theater, the Blue Gate Theater, and the Hostetler Hudson Auto Museum. You can also find out the reasons behind the Amish and Mennonite lifestyle by visiting Menno-Hof. understanding their entire story by hearing the charming history of their origins in Switzerland, their arrival to America so many years ago, and their present location in Indiana. Start planning your journey today and benefit from learning about a culture so different from our own, as you head into Amish Country.
About the author
Sean Hess is a content syndication expert for Page1Consultants. For more information on Amish Country, visit the AmishCountry.org website.