Top 15 Unique Eats

From authentic Amish fare to world-class fine dining, discover some of the best eats Northern Indiana has to offer. *We encourage you to support our local restaurants in Indiana’s Cool North during the COVID-19 outbreak; but please call ahead to individual restaurants to see if they are open and ready to serve you.

Northern Indiana Art and Earth Trail 2020 – Out of the Way Experiences

Art studios…specialty shops…beaches…Amish finds…dining discoveries…cozy inns.  Many of these places are in safe, rural areas that offer wide open spaces and plenty of room to roam.  You can decide what feels right for you.  But, be sure to check before you visit, because some may have made changes due to current restrictions.

Find everything you want for an easygoing adventure that leaves the everyday world behind.  We’ve chosen only the best stops!  The seven loops of the trail sweep from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes, to areas known for sparkling inland lakes, past the Golden Dome of Notre Dame, and onto roads where horse-drawn Amish buggies seem to outnumber cars.

The Earth’s bounty shows up on restaurants, at farmers markets, and at u-pick farms. The Art and Earth Trail guide directs you to all of them. You’ll eat well at the places featured… in upscale restaurants, at wineries and breweries, and in friendly hometown diners and coffee shops.

Day trips… weekend escapes… family vacations… we’ve got you covered. Our seven trails sweep through the region, from Lake Michigan beaches and the Indiana Dunes, past the Golden Dome of Notre Dame, and onto roads where horse-drawn Amish buggies seem to outnumber cars.

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