Archive for the ‘Adventures in Northern Indiana’ Category

Tour the South Bend Chocolate Company

October 18th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The South Bend Chocolate CompanyChocolate is a wonderful holiday treat that makes a great gift, and The South Bend Chocolate Company not only makes wonderful chocolates but also a day’s outing with tours of their chocolate factory and chocolate museum!

A lot of people immediately picture Willy Wonka’s when they hear “chocolate factory tour” but, while the South Bend Chocolate Company doesn’t employ Oompa Loompas, have a river of chocolate, or use a great, glass elevator to get around their building, it’s still a fun and fascinating place to tour!

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Visit Bonneyville Mill

October 11th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Bonneyville Mill County ParkVacation time is often described as an attempt to break out of the daily grind – well, what if I told you that you could accomplish that very thing by visiting a daily grind? Bonneyville Mill, a historic grist mill in Bristol, IN that still grinds corn, wheat, rye and buckwheat the old-fashioned way: slowly and methodically with massive grist stones.

Bonneyville Mill, in the center of beautiful, Bonneyville Mill County Park, is a functioning grist mill and fascinating window to the past that you can visit and tour. It’s historic facilities are open to visitors May through October, while the expansive park it is in is open year-round!

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Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail

September 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail

Summer is busy changing into fall and, in northern Indiana, that means it’s time once again for the colorful Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail!

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Have An Indiana Horseback Riding Adventure

August 23rd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Northern Indiana Horseback Riding AdventureWhat better way to get out into the great outdoors and forget your cares than an Indiana horseback riding adventure!

Nothing is as fun and relaxing as getting up in the saddle of a friendly, well-cared for horse and going for a trail ride. Something about the feel of that big, beautiful animal moving beneath you as you both work together, taking in all that fresh air – a wonderful sport!

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Whitewater Rafting In South Bend, Indiana

July 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Whitewater Rafting In South Bend, IndianaYes, you read that right – you can go Whitewater Rafting in South Bend, Indiana – downtown South Bend! – thanks to the East Race Waterway.

East Race Waterway, on Niles Avenue, allows you to go whitewater rafting in South Bend in a kayak or raft, solo or in a group, beginner or advanced. South Bend Parks & Recreation supplies all the equipment for a modest fee.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop at Shipshewana Flea Market

July 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Shipshewana Flea MarketEvery year, from May to October, the Midwest’s largest flea market opens its doors – The Shipshewana Flea Market in Shipshewana, Indiana!

Shipshewana Flea Market is over 100 acres of goods presented by over 900 vendors, plus a restaurant, auctions, a farmer’s market, antique stores, and more! If you can’t find it here, it doesn’t exist and even if you’re not in the market for anything to buy? Shipshewana Flea Market offers hours of enjoyable distraction for the whole family.

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Fun in the Sun at Northern Indiana Parks

June 27th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Northern Indiana Parks - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore State Parks

Summer is upon us and what better way to spend your Indiana vacation than in the great outdoors at some of our beautiful, northern Indiana parks and recreation areas?

There are lots of great northern Indiana parks for you to picnic, hike, bike, explore, and relax at. Here are just a few that come to mind:

Jane’s Parks in Bremen, IN
Jane’s Park in the southeast Bremen on Woodies Lane has a number of nice features including picnicking shelters, playground equipment and sports fields, and the park’s name spelled out in topiary. A charming and beautiful place for an outing just minutes from Scottish Bed and Breakfast.

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Visit The Village at Winona

June 17th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit the Village at WinonaThere is a little arts community on the shores of Winona Lake just southeast of us that makes for a wonderful Northern Indiana day trip: The Village at Winona.

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Tour the Quilt Gardens Along The Heritage Trail

May 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail

Spring has sprung and now is the time to plan your tour of the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail in Northern Indiana’s Amish Country!

Open from May 30th through October 1st, Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail were inspired by the famous and colorful flower carpet festivals of Europe, a practice that has spread worldwide, even to our neck of the woods with the Napanee and Elkhart Fall Flower Carpet display.

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South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks

May 12th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

South Bend Wednesday Wine WalksIt’s Wednesday and you’re in beautiful South Bend, Indiana – what to do?
South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks, that’s what!

Downtown South Bend is definitely the place to go if you’re in the mood for great food, drinks, shopping, arts, and entertainment; anything and everything you need to make a great evening even better.

South Bend has food – from traditional American fare to ethnic, from modern cuisine to fusion, from casual to fine dining – and South Bend has music: jazz. rock, r&b, blues.

There’s something for everyone in downtown South Bend – and the South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks will help you to discover it all!

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Take a Stroll Along the Elkhart RiverWalk

April 28th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Elkhart RiverWalkNow that it’s beginning to look a bit more like spring, the urge to get outdoors and into the sun is stronger – why not indulge yourself with a stroll along the Elkhart RiverWalk?

The Elkhart RiverWalk is an exciting parkland developed on the banks of the Elkhart River in downtown Elkhart, Indiana – just a half hour drive from Scottish Bed and Breakfast. The Elkhart RiverWalk Commons were inspired by the success of other such urban parks around the world.

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Upon The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail

April 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail

“Pine Tree” barn quilt mural in Bremen, IN

Started in 2001 by an Ohio woman, to honor of her mother’s Appalachian, quilting heritage, barn quilting is a new tradition whose appeal is reflected in The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail.

And what, do you ask, is a barn quilt?

A barn quilt is a square board, usually somewhere in the range of 4 to 8 feet in width, decorated to resemble a quilt block and hung on the exterior of a barn or other type building. Real, cloth quilts are made up of many of these blocks of color but barn quilts typically feature only one block.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Singing Sands and Wandering Dunes

September 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Have you heard the singing sands?

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, on the southern edge of Lake Michigan, has singing sand – and you have to hear it to believe it.

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Itinerary for a Perfect Weekend Getaway

July 6th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Are you ready to take a little vacation this summer? Need to break up your routine and do something different, yet relaxing and easy to plan? Look no further! The Scottish B&B in Bremen has you covered! See our itinerary below for treating yourself, your partner or another close friend or family member to a great weekend.

Friday Night:
Arrive at the inn and check in. You are sure to be hungry after your drive, so we recommend ordering our soup & sandwich dinner. For $12.50, enjoy a nice sandwich and homemade soups – like tomato or chicken noodle – with chips, drink and a homemade dessert.

We know that after a long drive you just can’t bear to get back in your car yet – so let us know in advance if you would like us to have a soup and sandwich dinner ready for your arrival! Sit poolside or at the outdoor patio with a cold drink and a hot meal to catch up. Take a swim and cool off! Or, pop in a DVD from our library or watch TV in your room.

Saturday:
Start your day with an amazing breakfast from the Scottish B&B. Then, spend Saturday exploring the area – perhaps you would like to spend the day at Potato Creek Park, just 15 minutes from the inn. The Park has almost 4000 acres for hiking, picnicking and swimming. Plus, there are many paved bike trails that are very popular with our guests!

Saturday Night:

Treat yourself!

Treat yourself!

Get an early meal – you could try the Wooden Peel in Bremen. We like the Wooden Peel for pizza and beers on a Friday night, plus it is only a five minute drive from our inn. Then head back to the B&B for a fun filled summer’s night with Music Under the Stars!

We’ve got local sensation Double Standard playing live music on the patio from 7 – 11 p.m. on Saturday July 20, August 24 and September 7. Double Standard is a two-man band playing covers of favorites from the 60s all the way up to today’s popular music. Enjoy warm weather, great music and new people!

Sunday:
Before checking out, enjoy another wonderful breakfast. Our recipes use fresh Amish farm eggs from grain fed chickens and hormone free bacon.

This is just one small example of how to spend a weekend in Indiana Amish Country. We hope to see you soon!

Amish Rentown Garden Walk and Bake Sale

June 10th, 2013 by Scottish B&B

Every year for the past four years the Bremen, Indiana, Amish community called Rentown is having their Annual Garden Walk and Bake Sale Saturday, June 15, 9 AM – 3 PM. Everyone wanting to attend will meet at the Amish Rolling Meadows School to get their map, registration, bake sale and lunch will be going on all day.

New This Year at the Garden Walk, is a Working Maple Syrup Camp and the ladies are serving lunch, for a fee, of course. I love to see the clean weed-free gardens of flowers and vegetables. I also love the farm animals that I get to visit, horses, cows, chickens, goats and cattle dogs. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

The Amish families are very friendly and very thankful that the money that is donated that day is used for the Amish School for the coming year. Come stay at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast and make an adventure of it.

 

 

 

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