Top 10 Winter Events in Indiana’s Cool North

The holidays are nearly over, but there is still plenty to do in northern Indiana.  There are some wonderful winter activities that you need to do as soon as the weather is right (because it might change tomorrow!).   There are also traditional events that happen, and we want to make sure you get them on your calendar.  Here's our Top 10 list of winter activities, everything from  ice to the warm theatre.

Quilt Gardens on the Heritage Trail – See Patterns Burst into Bloom in Elkhart County

Quilt Gardens on the Heritage TrailSupersized gardens planted in quilt designs give visitors an exciting, unique, and free way to view the patterns that are so much a part of history in Indiana’s Cool North. More than a million vibrant blooms go into creating these living displays in 16 gigantic gardens that change each year along Elkhart County’s Heritage Trail, a winding loop that also passes through welcoming communities, and features area attractions and Amish life. The drive was voted a USA Today Readers Choice and named one of America’s Most Scenic Drives. The trail also includes 4 hand-painted supersized quilt murals. (The gardens are on display from the end of May to mid-September)

You can pick up a free CD that leads you through the Heritage Trail and regales you with colorful stories of the region’s settlement and growth, its heroes, and scalawags.  Pick up your free CD and area guide at the Elkhart County Visitor Center.

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