As the heat of summer melts into cool autumn days and fiery colors fill trees, groups get on board when Amish Country meets Irish Country in this uniquely themed fall tour.
Travel scenic byways bursting with color passing horse and buggies along the way on this group exclusive Fall Frolic Brown Bag Tour. Spend the day filling your brown bag with goodies and meet Amish women in their homes. Participate in a pie making demo and learn about Amish home-based businesses as these women share their unique culture.
Take a train to the pumpkin patch to pick a perfect pumpkin, make a life-size scarecrow, and be a kid again as you enjoy pumpkin bowling at Linton’s Enchanted Garden. Get a head-start on holiday shopping at Linton’s 25,000 sq. ft. gift, décor, and garden emporium too.
Step on board for an old-fashioned hayride at Indiana’s largest orchard, Kercher’s Sunrise Orchard. Learn about apple varieties, from planting to growing, then watch the processing for sweet apple cider. Nothing says fall like biting into a juicy, just picked apple and sipping freshly-pressed cider on a crisp autumn day.
Autumn colors come alive at Amish Acres in Nappanee during their Fall Harvest Days. Learn the whys and ways of the Amish as you tour the only old order Amish farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Complete your stay with the family-style Threshers Dinner and professional Broadway-style production at The Round Barn Theatre.
Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury is home to Indiana’s largest restaurant famous for fried chicken, homemade noodles and 31 varieties of pie. Fall brings blazing color to this lovely large campus with multiple shops, horse drawn carriage rides, family-friendly original theatrical productions and a deluxe country Inn.
The luck of the Irish may just rub off on you experiencing the mystique of the University of Notre Dame with a guided walking tour of the beautiful historic campus enriched with fall color. Your Notre Dame student guide offers a unique perspective of campus life, study and prayer while you see some of the nation’s most recognized landmarks including the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus, the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Step-on guides complete your group’s tour experience making Northern Indiana Amish Country one of the most popular group destinations in the Midwest. For more information: www.AmishCountryTours.org, 800-262-8161.