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Nappanee trip guide
WHERE TO START
Elkhart County Visitor Center (800/250-4827; amishcountry.org).
WHAT TO DO
Amish Acres Nappanee's historic farmstead is designed to preserve and give insight into Amish heritage. In addition to the farmstead, there's a restaurant, lodging, musical theater and shopping (800/800-4942; amishacres.com).
Self-guided driving tours Free maps and CDs for the Heritage Trail Audio Tour, a 90-mile tour of Nappanee and her neighbors, are available at the visitors center and also are downloadable online at amishcountry.org. The visitors center also can help with maps for the Shingle Shoppes Tour and the Quilt Gardens Tour (800/250-4827; amishcountry.org).
WHERE TO EAT
La Fogata For an alternative to traditional Amish comfort food, check out this Mexican place for lunch or dinner. Colorful, with a friendly staff, the restaurant is a local favorite and has great chicken burritos (574/773-0216).
Main Street Coffee House Staffers roast the coffee on-site, including flavors from around the world and signature blends. Try their moist and delicious cinnamon coffee cake (574/773-5333; mainstreetroasters.com).
WHERE TO STAY
The Homespun Country Inn Bed and Breakfast Five flowery, comfortable rooms have their own private baths. The hosts, who enjoy chatting with their guests, will arrange in-home dinners with Amish for guests who are interested. From $79 (800/311-2996; homespuninn.com)