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Settled on the edge of north-central Indiana's Amish Country, Nappanee (population: 7,070) has a philosophy centered on the phrase "Embrace the Pace." The town has cultivated that spirit by supporting small businesses and an RV industry, and Amish and “English” neighbors live out the slogan in their daily interaction. Horse-drawn wagons (left) are a common sight here.
Nappanee's downtown has shops and restaurants housed in historic buildings, and family-owned shops pepper the countryside. More than 30 of these are featured on Nappanee's Shingle Shoppes Tour (amishcountry.org). Another big draw: the free Quilt Gardens Tour (quiltgardenstour.com), showcasing colorful gardens and murals along a self-guided tour.
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