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Indiana’s Amish Country Trip Guide

Elkhart (population: 52,882) is the largest of several Amish communities filled with flea markets, Amish and “English” restaurants, and shops. What's unexpected here is that, like the Amish themselves, you can mix the old and new in the way that feels right for you.
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What to do

Heritage Trail A 90-mile loop connects seven Amish communities. The Elkhart visitors center offers a tour CD and map. (800) 250-4827; amishcountry.org

RV/MH Hall of Fame This engaging stop in Elkhart celebrates all the ways Americans have taken camping on the road. (800) 378-8694; rvmhhalloffame.org

Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market Held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through October, this flea market is the largest in the Midwest with hundreds of vendors selling fabric, housewares, furniture, produce and cheese. (260) 768-4129; tradingplaceamerica.com

Where to eat

The Vine In a rehabbed Elkhart building, the menu favors red meat and seafood; we love Mike’s Hot Crab Dip. (574) 970-5006; thevinesb.com

Where to stay

Das Dutchman Essenhaus Eighty-nine guest rooms feature Amish-made furniture and quilts, plus Wi-Fi and cable television. Also in the complex are a restaurant, several stores and a bakery. From $82, including breakfast. (800) 455-9471; essenhaus.com

More information: Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 250-4827; amishcountry.org

Prices, dates and other details are subject to change; please check specifics before making travel plans.

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