Marshall County has always existed at a crossroads—quite literally. In the 1830s the Michigan Road was built to connect Michigan City along the southern tip of Lake Michigan to Madison on the Ohio River. Today, visitors can see Marshall County’s leading agriculture practices, as well as its aerodynamic innovations. Locals here like to relax, but also relish being active in the great outdoors.
When you visit, you’ll want to take in nature at its best by bicycling through the rolling countryside. Or hop on the open road and drive the Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail—a series of beautiful murals painted in traditional quilt patterns on the sides of the barns, businesses, and downtown areas throughout the county—no two are the same. Walk through verdant nature parks, try delicious local cuisine, and remember: It takes time to unwind.
The Cape Cod of the Midwest
This lakeside community is often called “The Cape Cod of the Midwest.” A day in Culver wouldn’t be complete without stopping at The Original Root Beer stand, which to this day still offers a car hop service that brings burgers and cold drinks right to your car window. It might be the perfect refreshment after a round of golf at Mystic Hills Golf Course, designed by renowned golf course designer Pete Dye.
Spend some time in the heart of town shopping for souvenirs, relaxing on the beach, or just taking in the sights and sounds of beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee.
Home to the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016, Plymouth is perfect for visitors who enjoy relaxation and treating themselves to peace and quiet. A stay at Swan Lake Resort promises gorgeous views and quaint coziness in their hotel rooms, cabins, cottages, and villas.
Plymouth is also home to the Marshall County Historical Museum, where history buffs can learn all about Plymouth and Marshall County’s history. Speaking of history, the historic downtown is home to plenty of shopping and dining options for fans of days-gone-by and modern delights alike.
Bremen is brimming with history and traditions to share. You’ll certainly want to visit the recently restored and rededicated Historic Bremen Train Depot. Originally built back in 1929, this beautiful brick building was fully restored in 2010 and appears as it did during the heyday of train travel.
Join Bremen locals for a bite at The Wooden Peel, which was voted the #1 pizza in Northern Indiana. Just down the road from Bremen is Rentown, an Amish community where visitors can purchase Amish-made products, and try out traditional foods like the famous fresh baked bread, smoked gouda, and homemade pickles at the Rentown Country Store. Their Rentown Old Fashion Days in September give a glimpse into how things used to be.