Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, activities, and events so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center – A Taste of The Amish Life

Immerse yourself in Northern Indiana’s Amish culture and warm rural charm at the Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center in scenic Middlebury. Choose from 89 spacious guest rooms furnished with heirloom-quality Amish-crafted furniture that will make you feel right at home.

Browse the locally owned shops and breathe in the heavenly aroma of the Das Dutchman Essenhaus restaurant, home of hearty Amish fare and 29 indulgent varieties of pie. Fall into a peaceful sleep under a luxurious Amish-style quilt and wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast sure to put a spring in your step.

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