THE HEART OF AMISH COUNTRY
Tucked away in the heart of Amish Country are several Bed and Breakfast options for a cozy stay with friends. The Highfield Manor Bed & Breakfast, halfway between Shipshewana and LaGrange, offers sweeping views of the countryside featuring a fire pit, and a wrap around porch. After a restful stay and an enjoyable breakfast, take a short drive to downtown Shipshewana for a unique shopping and eatery experience for fashion, antiques, and Jo Jo’s Soft Pretzels.
Be sure to visit our newest sweet treats at Shawna Rea’s Bakery for cupcakes or The Vanilla Bean for handmade ice cream. Later enjoy browsing our Big Red Barn shops for lotions, trendy bags, and home décor.
Check out the shops and stops on the Off the Beaten Path self-guided trail to collect some “B” Honey or watching Basket making at Sonshine Baskets. End your trail for selfies in front of the LaGrange Mural from the Make it Your Own Mural Fest. Finish the day in LaGrange at Destination 814 for Indiana’s best scratch kitchen and bourbon bar before heading back to your B&B.
Spend the weekend with the kids exploring the uniqueness of Shipshewana and LaGrange County. Start by spending a morning at the Dutch Creek Animal Farm. Feed the animals on a safari style wagon ride seeing first-hand domestic and exotic animals like antelopes, water buffalo, zebras and more!
For lunch head up to the 3rd floor of the Davis Mercantile for tasty sandwiches at Millie’s Market Café. Afterwards taste the world’s best gummies at Aunt Millie’s Candy & Nut Shop and let the kids take a ride on the 1906 Dentzel Carousel featuring hand-carved farm animals perfect for a photo op! And if time permits, discover unique toys at the Red Wagon toy shop or head down to Harrison Street and make a one- of-a-kind doll at Kids Kreations.
Take a short drive and let the kiddos cool of at the Splashpad in LaGrange. While you are there, grab a sweet treat at Lucy’s Vedie-Twist, a little ice cream stand in the country. End your day at Topeka Pizza to build your own pizza with your favorite toppings. With just a short drive back to Shipshewana, snuggle in tight at one of our top choice hotels and end the day at the pool.
Hit the trails and experience the Amish country firsthand along our Pumpkinvine Trail. Start your journey at the Shipshewana trailhead located on the corner of Depot Street and Talmadge at North Park.
Enjoy the sites of Draft and buggy horses along the way as well as cattle, sheep, and goats. Bring your own bike or rent one at the Shipshewana Bike Rental.
Grab a lighter fare lunch option at the Das Kaffee Haus for wholesome Keto, gluten free, and healthy options. Or treat yourself to Ben’s Soft Pretzels right next door.
For the afternoon, rent a Canoe or Kayak from Mongo Trading Post paddle downstream to see the Nasby Dam. Make reservations online to reserve your canoe or kayak for your group. Stay an evening or two in one of our handcrafted rustic Amish Log Cabin at the Shipshewana North Park Campgrounds. Each with its own private bathroom and shower, a front porch swing, and a frozen custard stand just steps away.
End your weekend exploring one of our many Country Parks like Pine Knob Park and try your hand at field archery with our wooded 3-D archery trail with life-sized game targets or Delt Church Park for disc golf.
EAT. PLAY. SHOP. STAY. VISITSHIPSHEWANA.ORG THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO & SEE IN SHIPSHEWANA AND LAGRANGE COUNTY.