There’s a rich diverse heritage in Northern Indiana, where deeply rooted arts and the earth allows you to share these nowhere-else-to-be found treasures with you. Seven loops of the Art and Earth Trail sweep from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes to areas known for sparkling inland lakes, past the Golden Dome of Notre Dame, and onto roads where horse-drawn Amish buggies seem to outnumber cars.
Discover a genuine getaway where you can shake the hand of the crafter who creates one-of-a kind works and talk to the farmer while you pick his blueberries. Settle into historic bed and breakfasts and inns, taste foods authentic to the region, and sample our region’s rich bounty from apples to cheese to artisan breads at farmers markets, u-pick farms and festivals. Northern Indiana is rich in history and you’ll discover trails that Native Americans first walked and the mansions of visionaries whose dreams led them to build entrepreneurial empires. The past is lovingly preserved throughout the region.
The “Time to Unwind Loop” will definitely find the time to unwind and let the cares of the big city go on a visit to Marshall County, where artisans take the time to talk to visitors, the fruits of the land show up at farmers markets, a nursery where you can also visit farm animals and a Labor Day celebration of blueberries ranked as top in the Midwest. They don’t forget their history here, and you can trace the pathways of the Potawatomi Tribe who once called his area home, as well as festival what will have you dancing to old-time music and sampling delicious food that showcase Northern Indiana’s best. Add in a unique tour where huge barn quilts designs are displayed on barns and a country bed and breakfast to end your day. The 2012-2013 “Time to Unwind Loop” entails:
- Heartland Artists Gallery
- Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail
- Marshall County Blueberry Festival
- Moon Tree Community Studios
- Opie’s Deli – City Center
- Plymouth Farmers Market
- Scottish Bed & Breakfast
- The Briar Patch
- Yellow River Festival
So join us and plan to linger. We have the welcome mat and hope you’ll return again and again.