Top 15 Outstanding Things to Do
Posted on April 17, 2017 by Indiana's Cool North
Want to make the most of your precious vacation time when you travel to Indiana’s Cool North? Check out our top 15 things to do that are anything but ordinary. Of course this is just a sampling of all the awesome attractions and activities our region has to offer. What will you discover when you visit us?
Quilt Gardens on the Heritage Trail – See Patterns Burst into Bloom in Elkhart County
Supersized 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 will be on display from May 30-Sept. 15 in 2020.)
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. In order to keep everyone safe, we ask that you call ahead for convenient pick up.