flea-marketShipshewana Flea Market Midwest’s Largest Flea Market! Held every Tuesday and Wednesday of each week from the first of May through the end of October, you can find hundreds of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana Flea Market. The small community comes alive with travelers from all over to visit this “do not miss” Hoosier tradition. The atmosphere surrounding the Flea Market is one of a kind. It is not hard to find a friendly face on these streets, nor is it difficult to keep one busy with the numerous activities Shipshewana has to offer. Don’t leave the area without experiencing home-style Amish cooking at the “Auction Restaurant” on the Flea Market grounds, or at other fine eateries in the area.

 


michigan-international-speedwayMichigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3.22-km) moderate-banked D-shaped superspeedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km near Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan. The track is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a “sister track” to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway. The track is currently owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC). Michigan International Speedway is recognized as one of motorsports’ premier standards; the 18-degree banking is modest by stock car standards).

 


Howe-MilitaryHowe Military Academy is a co-educational private American middle school and high school organized under a military-like structure. It was founded by Elias Howe inventor of the sewing machine, in 1884, in Howe, Indiana. It serves boys and girl students in grades 5-12. The corps numbered 120 cadets in the 2005-2006 school year. Most of the students are boarding students but some attend as day students. Younger cadets sleep in rooms with one roommate without a door but older students rooms have doors. It was formerly a boys school but became co-educational in 2001.

 

 


Colon-Magic-FestivalDuring Colon Magic festival, Colon’s streets become crowded as visitors from around the world descend on this otherwise sleepy town. The residents rent out their spare bedrooms or even vacate their homes for the visitors and leave town for a week.

Michigan is the Magic Capital of the World and it comes alive with magic tricks, magic shows, and more magic, magic, magic at the Colon Magic Festival! It all happens this summer in River Country, Michigan!

 

 


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The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago.With 1,250 acres containing two lakes and 138 buildings with a total property replacement value of $2.8 billion, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the 14–story Hesburgh Library with its 132–feet–high mural depicting Christ the Teacher, and the University’s beautifully renovated 130–year–old Main Building with its famed Golden Dome are among the most widely known university landmarks in the world.

 


pho_Amish_Acres_Historic_Farm_and_Heritage_Resort_3Amish Acres is a tourist attraction in Nappanee, Indiana created from an 80 acres (320,000 m2) Old Order Amish farm. The farm was purchased in October 1968 at auction from the Manasses Kuhns’ estate. The farm was homesteaded by Moses Stahly in 1873. Moses was the son of pioneer Christian Stahly who emigrated from Germany with his widowed mother Barbara and three brothers to the southwest corner of Elkhart County in 1839; making them, perhaps, the earliest Amish settlers in Indiana.Amish Acres opened to the public in June 1970 after more than a year of restoration. Today the complex includes the original nine buildings, two relocated log buildings, ice house, mint distillery, maple sugar camp, apple cider mill, one-room school, blacksmith shop. Three bank barns and the Round Barn Theatre have also been moved to the property. The original farmstead is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 


cedar-golfCedar Lake Golf Course, experience a healthy helping of southern hospitality on our 18 hole public golf course situated on 166 gently rolling acres that features spectacular views throughout the layout. Conveniently located to the Walton, Gwinnett and Rockdale county golfer, the course’s five sets of tees nicely accommodates golfers of all skill levels, ages and gender.True to its name, Cedar Lake features countless cedar trees that line fairways, two lakes and exposed granite outcroppings. Both the front and back nine holes have distinctive features. The front nine is more open with generous landing areas both in the fairways and around the greens. The back nine features three par 5’s with the par four hole # 17 being the course’s signature hole featuring a granite mountain that runs the entire length of the right side of the fairway.

 


Michiana-Bicycle-AssociationThe Michiana Bicycle Association (MBA) is an organization of individuals who enjoy bicycling as a sport. The MBA endeavors to plan and promote bicycling for the benefit of all. Included in these activities are bicycle tours, centuries, social gatherings, a monthly newsletter, educational programs, safety programs, and community awareness projects. The MBA also has bike clinics, an annual swap meet, membership meetings and many other activities. In addition, the MBA maintains a special “hotline” (574)674-0088 to keep members informed of MBA activities.

 

 


amisland-and-lakeAmishland and Lakes, bicycle tour visits a world where lifestyles have remained almost unchanged for over a hundred years. On Saturday the routes range from 25 to 100 miles, offering smooth, quiet roads, where buggies are numerous and cars are few.There’s wide open spaces clean country air, friendly people and lots of great food. There’s plenty to explore, experience and ….eat. A.L.L. is famous for great sag food (watermelons, peaches, blueberries, bananas and fresh baked cookies), and there are Amish bakeries, restaurants and homemade ice cream parlors along the route for riders who want to “get a taste of the local flavor”.
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Green-Valley-Golf-CourseThe 18-hole “Green Valley” course at the Green Valley Golf Course facility in Sturgis, Michigan features 5,103 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 68 . The course rating is 65.7 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Blue grass. Designed by Bill Blanchard/Reno Santori, the Green Valley golf course opened in 1967. Reno Santori manages the course as the Owner/Manager.

 

 

 


Other Area Attractions:

  • Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Museum/Action
  • Cade Lake Country Park
  • Island Hills Golf Course
  • Camp Fort hill
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • Western Michigan University
  • Horse/Livestock Auction
  • Outlet Mall shopping
  • Antique Auction and Shopping
  • Splash Universe Indoor Water Park