6 Romantic Things for Couples to do in Shipshewana
This famous little Indiana town is well known for its beautiful views and is home to the 3rd largest Amish community in the United States. This combination lends itself to be the perfect place for couples to get away and enjoy some quality time together relaxing and making memories.
There are a number of things to do, but here are 6 of my favorite activities that you can enjoy with your sweetheart when you visit this quaint little town.
1. Hold Hands on a Buggy Ride
Photo Courtesy of: VisitShipshewana.org, Blue Gate Carriage Listing
There is no better way to enjoy time together than a romantic buggy ride. There are so many beautiful views to be enjoyed together and there is just something incredibly special about seeing them at the slow pace of a tour by horse and buggy rather than car.
The sights and sounds are able to be enjoyed and the options are open for you to select including rides through the countryside, downtown, or a local family farm. You can even enjoy an in-home Amish dinner available seasonally. Inside Tip: Be sure to call ahead for reservations.
2. Take a Peaceful Bike Ride
Photo Courtesy of: VisitShipshewana.org, Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Listing
Get on your bikes and enjoy nature at its finest on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. 25 miles of paved bike path makes it great for the avid biker or novice. You can bring your own bike or rent one. (And, if you are not into nature trail biking for yourself and want a bike tour of downtown Shipshe, check out the seasonal Pedicabs and you can let them do the peddling for you instead.)
3. Stay Overnight at the Farmstead Inn
Who doesn’t love to be catered to in a restful Inn with a peaceful country setting? The Farmstead Inn is a gorgeous hotel in the heart of Shipshewana, Indiana, and is a great place for a romantic weekend away. You could even treat your honey to the hotel's new cabin-themed room or the honeymoon suite!
You and your significant other will love getting more quality time sitting together on the large wrap around porches, walking paths, outdoor benches, pond or the indoor fireplaces and common areas.
Don't miss the chance to enjoy the pool and hot tub before heading back to the retreat of your room. You'll also wake up to a hot continental breakfast (included) which you do not have to cook for yourselves. Winner, winner!
4. Indulge in an Amish Style Meal
Dine together and enjoy the great Amish style cooking that this Amish town is renowned for. Try local favorites like the Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery or travel down the road to the Essenhaus Restaurant in Middlebury. Don't forget to load up on Amish baked goods like pies, cinnamon rolls and donuts.
5. Watch Extraordinary Entertainment
Photo Courtesy of: VisitShipshewana.org, Blue Gate Theatre Listing
There are so many things to do in Shipshewana when it comes to entertainment including the Blue Gate Theatre. You will definitely have a hard time choosing between the options. You can see a play or buy tickets to see one of the talented artists from Contemporary Christian, Country and Gospel. And if this doesn’t fit your likes, you can always enjoy another local event. (Check out some of the other year-round events when you plan your escape.)
6. Take in the Great Outdoors
LaGrange County is fortunate to have so much to do outdoors. The ultimate way to get a first-hand appreciation on your couples getaway is to float your way down the Fawn or Pigeon Rivers. Not one, but two great options for canoeing or kayaking and you will see some of the local wildlife along the way. You can choose to take a long trip (and maybe even pack a picnic) or a short trip depending on the time you have or your patience and skill of navigating these bodies of water.
There are also 5 local parks you can enjoy in LaGrange County. Get out there and enjoy your sweetheart while taking in all the gorgeous sights and other great things there are to do here.
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