Shipshe Trails   •   July 2017

Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park

6255 N 1000 W 260.768.7194 x2

Come visit! Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, only 10 minutes from Shipshewana. Feed the animals from a horse drawn, safari style wagon ride. Animals from around the world. Petting area, close up, personal connection with the animals. Bring your family for birthday parties, etc. Buses welcome! From Shipshewana, go north to State Road 120, west 2 miles, north 1/4 mile. Open 9am-4:30pm every day except Sunday.

Farmstead Inn

370 S Van Buren St 260.768.4595 Website Facebook

Who doesn't like to get away and what better place to spend relaxing with your family than Shipshewana and the Farmstead Inn has so much for your family to do together, you will want to return again and again. Relax in the hot tub, splash in the pool or play in the ½ basketball court or ping pong room. See our rooms and book your stay today!

Fireside Cafe

300 S Van Buren St 260.768.FIRE Website

Our Super Premium Birthday Cake Ice Cream is a winner for just about any kid... and adults, too! With 28 flavors of Super Premium Ice Cream, Fireside Cafe's ice cream is always a winner!

Head Over Heels, LLC

225 Harrison St, LL4 260.768.7764 Website Facebook

Test your Ninja skills with our 30' long ninja line with 7 hanging obstacles. Or, on your next camping trip or park picnic set up your Spikeball game or the KanJam Ultimate Disc game, it's fun, fun, fun & even more fun. Whether it's flying kites together, or tossing a Frisbee, we want families enjoying a good time together. At Head Over Heels we believe life itself is an adventure and that we are more fulfilled when there is balance between work and play. That's why we provide the best quality apparel and merchandise that will enable you to engage in an active and healthy lifestyle with your family. So grab the Fam and get out and have fun together!

Kids Kreations

150 N Harrison St 260.768.7744 Website

Looking for those opportunities to create unforgettable memories with your child or grandchild? At Kids Kreations you will have the opportunity to create your own custom doll in our Harrison Street Shop from 10am -5pm, Monday- Saturday. We also now offer birthday parties for groups of 4 or more that they will be talking about for months to come. Stop in any time during regular store hours to create your one-of-a kind keepsake doll or call ahead to plan a unique birthday party experience for groups of 4 or more. It's always a good day to create your own doll!

Lasting Impressions

145 Harrison St 260.768.7467 Facebook

Spark your imagination and start a miniature garden with your family!

  • select a fun container (wheelbarrow, wagon, old pan, etc.)
  • select a central focus piece and add other small pieces
  • select small plants, herbs or succulents

Guaranteed to be fun! Come see us for a wide selection of miniature garden accents!

Lotions & Potions

459 S Van Buren St 260.768.7799 Website

Located inside Yoder's Red Barn Shoppes on St Rd 5

Create your own, that is what Lotions & Potions is all about. Adults create their own Healthy Body Products with no fragrance, little fragrance, or lots of fragrance, 500 + fragrances available and Essential Oils as well! We feature 7 Kids stations for the kids to enjoy creating their own Glitter Lotion, Body Spritz, Lip Gloss, Mud and Sugar Scrub for Boys and Girls, even Body Wash with critters. Also kids enjoy having their Birthday Parties at Lotions & Potions. Stop by and enjoy!

Miller's Buggy Line Company

300 S Van Buren St 260.768.9528 Website

We offer a wide variety of family fun with farm tours, buggy rides and in home dining available.

Raber Patio Enclosures & Furniture

260.768.7100 Website

Two locations:

Raber Patio
655 S Van Buren St
Shipshewana, IN 46565

Inside the Davis Mercantile
225 Harrison St
Shipshewana, IN 46565

When you think of family and summer, thoughts of backyard fun spring to mind. Raber Patio Enclosures can turn your backyard into an oasis where you can relax, refresh and renew. For the kiddies, Raber offers a wide array of playsets that encourage physical activity and group interaction on a BIG scale!

And what are the adults to do while the kids are enjoying their time? Nothing says THEY can't go for a swing, too! Take a look at the before and after pictures of a pergola and swing we recently installed on a lovely waterfront property by Hamilton Lake. Prefer your own special seat? During July you can save $50 on single and $100 off double or triple gliders at Raber Patio Enclosures in Shipshewana, where they focus on helping you relax, refresh and renew!

Red Wagon

225 Harrison St 260.768.3090 Facebook

Located on the 3rd floor of the Davis Mercantile.

Green Toys... the best of 3 worlds! These are high quality toys made with recycled materials in the USA. It's the perfect summertime toy, going from bathtub, to sandbox, to toy room, to pool. Available all summer long at Red Wagon in the Davis Mercantile.

Shipshewana Carousel Company

205 Harrison Street 260.768.7300 Website

Enjoy our 1906 Dentzel Carousel featuring hand carved animals. The carving was done by a local Amish fellow, Al Bontrager, who learned this fine art by watching his grandfather, who also enjoyed carving. The Carousel is located at The DAVIS MERCANTILE (3rd floor) on Main Street in Downtown Shipshewana. The Carousel is nestled among 22 shops including Red Wagon, Aunt Millie's Chocolates, fresh pies and seasoned fries at Millie's Market, JoJo's pretzels, Lolly's Fabrics, music shop, outdoor shops, quilts, jewelry and more. Won't you spend the day with us and discover the rest of the treasures at the Davis Mercantile? Have a safe and happy Summer!

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market

345 S Van Buren St 260.768.4129 Website Facebook

Shipshewana Flea Market, the Midwest's largest, is full of vendors offering items for you and the entire family. Visit one of our nearly 900 booths to find everything for Family and Children including great items like games, puzzles, toys, dolls, school supplies, cornhole games, sporting goods, bikes, and the list goes on and on. You can search for all of the great products on our Vendor Directory online or by downloading our Free Shipshewana Trading Place App.

T & L Country Canoes, LLC

5775 W 750 N 260.562.2411 Website

When I think of Family fun I think of canoeing or kayaking down the River and seeing Nature at its best at T & L Country Canoes LLC and having a picnic in their picnic area before or after the trip.

Yoder Popcorn

7680 W 200 S 260.768.4051 Website

Enjoy some delicious popcorn over the campfire with the Open Fire Popper this summer! Pick one up today at Yoder Popcorn!

Yoder's Meat & Cheese Co.

435 S Van Buren St 260.768.4715 Website

Summer is the season for picnics and we have you covered! From the main course with our premium sliced deli meats and cheeses or burgers and hot dogs, to our deli salads, baked beans, and homemade breads, we have it all. Add some of our gourmet ketchups, mustards or other sauces to enhance your sandwiches. We stock various trail mixes and gourmet candies in resealable containers to satisfy that sweet tooth. Don't forget to check out our cold drink case featuring unique bottled beverages for the best finish to your next perfect picnic. Taste the Difference that is Wholesome Goodness From the Farm!

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160 Harrison St 260.767.7270 Website

At Cornucopia, we love summertime fun with our families and friends! Stop by to stock up on all your entertaining needs... baskets and jars, an indoor/outdoor rug for under your table, a quilt for your tabletop or to sit on under tree, a canvas or quilted handbag to take wherever you are going, napkins for sticky fingers and little toys to tinker with... Take time to Gather 'round with your loved ones this season!

Shipshewana Pedicabs

2265 W 175 N 260.336.1718 Website Facebook

Looking for a fun experience in Shipshewana? How about cruising around in a Shipshewana Pedicab enjoying a JoJo's Pretzel For a limited time only, JoJo's Pretzels is giving away a free pretzel if you ride a Shipshewana Pedicab. Shipshewana Pedicabs is a fun, entertaining, and Eco-friendly transportation service in the heart of Downtown Shipshewana that offers you a 360 degree view of Shipshewana. A great adventure for your family. Call or text 260-336-1718 to schedule your ride.