5 of the BEST Things to Do Near Shipshewana RV Park

Post Date: Apr 12, 2024

From shops and outdoor activities to events and unique attractions, there is an abundance of great things to do right in the heart of Amish Country. Discover 5 of the BEST things to do near Shipshewana RV Park in Indiana's Amish Country when making your Indiana camping reservations.

1) Midwests's Largest Flea Market

Right on the grounds of the Shipshewana RV Park sits a 40 acre, open-air flea market (Shipshewana Flea Market) open every Tuesday and Wednesday from May through September.

This 700 space market boasts products with vendors offering everything from home decor & antiques to outdoor furniture and delicious foods. As a Shipshewana RV Park guest, camp right on the grounds and walk over to shop any time the market is open FREE of charge.

2) Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

With a trailhead right in the heart of downtown Shipshewana, this 17 mile bike path takes riders all the way to Elkhart through beautiful Indiana Amish Country. Views that you'll only see while biking this trail are good for any biker whether experienced or not.

Bring your own bikes when camping or rent bikes at one of the area stops and take in gorgeous backroads scenes you'll not find anywhere else!


3) Shipshewana Misc. & Antique Auction

Another great attraction located right on the grounds of the Shipshewana RV Park is the famous Shipshewana Antique Auction. Each Wednesday, year-round 6-9 auctioneers take up the auction cry selling everything from antiques & collectibles to signs and tools.

This weekly antique auction has been operating since 1922 and the 15,000 square foot barn boasts items from pickers from all over the region every Wednesday beginning at 9 am.

Insider Tip:  Join the locals for a home-cooked breakfast at the Shipshewana Auction Restaurant before walking over to bid on items you won't find anywhere else! 

4) Kayaking & Canoeing Adventures

You'll have a great time taking in the beautiful nature that LaGrange County and Shipshewana have to offer at T & L Country Canoes or Trading Post.

These two outdoor attractions host a number of kayaking and canoeing adventures that are good for the beginner or the experienced oars person:)!

5) Explore the Amish Backroads

Around here, we like to refer to this amazing Amish cultural trail as getting Off the Beaten Path. This FREE self-guided backroads audio driving tour now has over 120 Amish Cottage Shops and more than 80 Barn Quilts throughout LaGrange County and Shipshewana.

Hop in your car and spend an hour or several driving through all that the heart of Amish Country has to offer you in Shipshewana Indiana.

Want even more information great things to do in Shipshewana, Indiana? Download our FREE Trip Planning Packet.

Ready to book your stay at Shipshewana RV Park and start enjoying all the great things to do in Shipshewana? Click below to check availability or reserve your space!


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