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Northern Indiana Art & Earth Trail

Explore the Lakes Loop

Throughout the community, talented artists talk about their creations in refurbished homes that have been turned into shops and working studios. Annual summer music festivals invite visitors back to the shores and antique and art lovers have a special place in the quaint town of Pierceton. Be sure to follow signs that invite you to buy home-grown produce and tempting home-baked goods from the region. Begin your journey at the Visitors Center and see where your travels take you.

Anchor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Anchor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Large comfortable guest rooms overlook a beautiful flower garden in this two-story yellow frame house built in 1905. Back then, Lake Wawasee and neighboring Lake Syracuse drew visitors to a remote resort area. Today, you’ll remember that past in the home, with fine oak woodwork, flower ... More

T: 574-457-4714    E: anchorinn@kconline.com    W: View Website

Belove

Belove

Watch the wheel work as potter Luke Wright creates mugs, bowls, vases, jewelry, teapots and more out of clay. You can also see him doing the detail work on his creations. You're sure to find a perfect treasure to take home. If you want to place a custom order, Luke will happily work with you and ... More

T: 574-453-1575    E: customerservice@belkaidesigns.com    W: View Website

Blue Pearl Fine Estate Jewelry & Antiques

Blue Pearl Fine Estate Jewelry & Antiques

Get your art, antiques and vintage jewelry all at one stop, with Indiana flair. This unique shop specializes in Hoosier artists, who create landscapes, Native American art, pop art and more on canvas, board and paper. You’ll also find their creativity in sculptures, photography, metal works ... More

T: 574-594-9800    E: bluepearl@kconline.com    W: View Website

Brook Pointe Inn

Brook Pointe Inn

Once you sit on the screened-in porch and enjoy the wooded scenery at this 30-room inn, you’ll want to head out for a hike on walking trails that take you thru 12 acres of forest. When you get back, take a dip in the indoor heated pool and shop for candles, note cards and other finds in the ... More

T: 574-457-4466    E: info@brookpointeinn.com    W: View Website

Cerulean Restaurant

Cerulean Restaurant

Will it be tapas for dinner or a Japanese style bento box for lunch? And maybe a bottle of one of over 150 wines to choose from? The choices are astounding at this sleek eatery tucked in a clapboard house, where sun spilling in through the windows reflects shiny floors and locally-created ... More

T: 574-269-1226    E: info@ceruleanrestaurant.com    W: View Website

Country Home Furniture

Country Home Furniture

Northern Indiana is renowned for its fine Amish craftsmen, who have been creating furniture for generations the old-fashioned way. The care they take in designing each piece and the finishing touches that make the wood feel like satin are a testament to their craft. Stop in at this shop in ... More

T: 574-773-8908 

Creative Fish Art Gallery

Creative Fish Art Gallery

You won’t believe the wealth of artworks these 85+ regional artists display and sell, from Raku pottery, textiles, fine jewelry and paintings to wearable art, handmade tiles, fine art, and outdoor sculptures. They’re dedicated to making art an integral part of the community and to having it ... More

T: 574-457-2789    E: artsyqueen4@embarqmail.com    W: View Website

Dixie Days Festival and Art Fair

Get set for family fun during Dixie Days in this welcoming community. Hop abroad the renowned 1929 Dixie Sternwheeler, one of the few old-time riverboats still in operation, for a cruise on Webster Lake. Browse sidewalk sales downtown and enjoy live music Friday and Saturday. During the day ... More

T: 574-834-7076    E: nwttchamber@gmail.com    W: View Website

Dixie Sternwheeler, Inc.

Dixie Sternwheeler, Inc.

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. You’ll get a little history, lots of old-time music and loads of fun on a 75-minute cruise around Webster Lake. Indiana’s oldest sternwheeler, built in 1929, pass several sites of historical interest the site of the Yellow Banks Hotel, where the ... More

T: 574-834-1080    E: ridethedixie@hotmail.com    W: View Website

First Friday's in Downtown Warsaw

First Friday's in Downtown Warsaw

Downtown Warsaw comes alive with a wide variety of entertainers, vendors and artists during themed First Friday events. February brings the Fire and Ice Festival, with exquisite ice sculptures plus hot cider, cocoa and s'mores to warm visitors. Enjoy free watermelon, hot dogs and old-fashioned ... More

T: 574-267-6311    E: firstfridaywarsaw@gmail.com    W: View Website

Grill-N-Grate BBQ

Grill-N-Grate BBQ

Not only do guests get to pick from an array of barbeque delights, but they meet the owners and “pit boss” to learn about the authentic smoking process that goes into making the best pork, beef and chicken around. Here they cook outdoors all year long, creating such delicacies as their ... More

T: 574-457-4227    E: allisonr@grill-n-gratebbq.com    W: View Website

Lakeland Art Gallery

Lakeland Art Gallery

Artist members of the Lakeland Art Association showcase and offer their original paintings, photography, pottery, and jewelry art forms at this friendly gallery where a host will be happy to answer your questions about the artists and their creations. The exhibits change every four to six weeks.... More

T: 574-594-9950    E: Lakelandartassociation@gmail.com    W: View Website

MasterWorks Festival

MasterWorks Festival

This four-week festival features advanced and passionate students of music, dance and theatre. Each year, hundreds of students and world-class faculty participate in this unique festival that combines artistic excellence and Biblically-sound teaching. The festival culminates in more than 40 ... More

T: 574-267-5973    E: mwfadministrator@mwfestival.org    W: View Website

Mount Memorial Hall Grace College Art Gallery

Mount Memorial Hall Grace College Art Gallery

There’s a hidden treasure waiting on the beautiful campus of Grace College in Winona Lake. Students, faculty and regional artists display their creations, with everything from sculpture to prints and pastels and more at the college’s art gallery. Schedule a tour or peruse the gallery by ... More

T: 574-372-5100    E: youngtw@grace.edu    W: View Website

North Webster Community Center

North Webster Community Center

A host of creations fill this gallery where visitors can watch artisans make their works and get a chance to chat with them about the process and what inspires them. You can purchase handmade pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, mixed media and much more. The artists also teach classes, such as ... More

T: 574-834-1600    E: nwcc@mediacombb.net    W: View Website

Old Chinworth Bridge - Kosciusko Historial Society

Old Chinworth Bridge - Kosciusko Historial Society

This historic iron bridge over the Tippecanoe River dates to 1897, but provides a peaceful getaway today. The Chinworth Bridge Trail, nearly two miles long, is perfect for hikers and bicyclists, who can learn some area history as they traverse the asphalt trail, which incorporates two historic ... More

T: 574-269-1078    E: kcgenweb@embarqmail.com    W: View Website

Pottery Bayou

Pottery Bayou

How creative are you feeling? Perhaps you’d like to make a special mug for Dad, a plate for Mom or a whimsical gift for your best friend. You can do it at this “paint-your-own pottery” studio that specializes in making you the artist! Choose from more than 200 pieces of pottery to paint ... More

T: 574-267-2655    E: info@potterybayou.com    W: View Website

Purr-fectly Unique Design Studio & Boutique

Purr-fectly Unique Design Studio & Boutique

Artist Susan Karczewski can take almost anything and turn it into a unique piece of jewelry. She might use vintage buttons, silver, fused glass, clay or even take parts of antique pieces and create something new and different. You’ll find it in her studio, where she also sells one-of-a-kind ... More

T: 574-594-3077    E: purrjewelry@comcast.net    W: View Website

SACS & Co.

SACS & Co.

There’s no better way to beat everyday stress than being prepared with a linen closet full of SACS & Co. products. With a few minutes of pampering time, you’ll be ready for anything. Sisters Lauri and Marta create a luxurious line of natural bath and body products for men and women. Your ... More

T: 574-268-9575    E: lauri@sacsandco.com    W: View Website

Syracuse Artisan and Farmer Market

Syracuse Artisan and Farmer Market

Oh, that sweet bounty fresh from the earth! At this popular farmer’s market in Syracuse, you’ll find an array of goods as the season moves on. Summer brings tomatoes, corn, tender green onions, green beans and much more. When fall begins, pick from pumpkins, squash and gourds. All season, ... More

T: 574-457-3440    E: cjonsson@syracusein.org    W: View Website

The Island Weaver

The Island Weaver

It's time to take a deep breath, relax and sit a spell in this colorful shop where weaving is the word. You're surrounded by an array of hand-woven, knitted, crocheted, felted and hand-sewn wearables, linens and home décor items available for sale. Many visitors linger to knit, crochet or spin ... More

T: 574-268-9276    E: theislandweaver@gmail.com    W: View Website

The Old Train Depot

The Old Train Depot

You’ll get a taste of Pierceton history along with delicious food at this new restaurant and bar, located in the refurbished Old Train Depot, built in 1867. Downstairs, the restaurant retains the original floor and upstairs, the bar (where you also can order food) is paneled with original ... More

T: 574-594-2090    E: theolddepot@centurylink.net    W: View Website

The Water Lily Art Gallery, Inc.

The Water Lily Art Gallery, Inc.

If you love looking at the lakes in this county, you can take home a lasting memory in the form of a painting of Lake Wawasee or one of the area's other lakes available at this studio. There's more to choose from, including oils and watercolors of landscapes, birds, wildlife and people. Gallery ... More

T: 574-528-5050    E: waterlily@bnin.net

Village Antique Gallerie

Village Antique Gallerie

Antique lovers are sure to find a perfect treasure or two at this shop filled with American and European finds, some rare for the area. If you have furniture in mind, you'll find French and English armoires and draw leaf tables, chairs, buffets, footstools and Welsh dressers. There are loads of ... More

T: 574-594-9494    E: alned@kconline.com    W: View Website

Wagon Wheel Theatre

Wagon Wheel Theatre

The award-winning Wagon Wheel Theatre is one of Indiana's oldest and largest theatres. In operation since 1955, this intimate theatre-in-the-round is nationally renowned for its Broadway quality theatrical productions. Dozens of Wagon Wheel alumni are currently starring on Broadway, television, ... More

T: 574-267-8041    E: boxoffice@wagonwheeltheatre.com    W: View Website

Warsaw Biblical Gardens

Warsaw Biblical Gardens

This rare oasis, one of only a few such gardens in the nation, provides beauty and tranquility to persons of all ages and faiths. Its botanical resource center for the study of the plants of the Bible, and visiting groups may pre-schedule tours that give the Biblical background of each tree and ... More

T: 574-267-6311    E: wcdc@wkchamber.com    W: View Website

Warsaw Cut Glass

Warsaw Cut Glass

You’re sure to find a treasure here – goblets, pitchers, platters and bowls, all in gleaming hand-cut crystal with a history dating back to 1911 when the Warsaw Cut Glass Company opened in this community. It’s one of the last U.S. companies cutting glass in its original building with ... More

T: 574-267-6581    E: warsawcutglass@comcast.net    W: View Website

Weckmuller Fine Chocolates

Weckmuller Fine Chocolates

Diana Heckman has loved chocolate her whole life and you are the beneficiary of that. The owner of this chocolate shop never stops experimenting with treats that include 15 varieties of truffles (think espresso, amaretto, caramel, apricot and Jamaican rum flavorings), her white chocolate lemon ... More

T: 574-594-3444    E: weckmullerchocolate@earthlink.net    W: View Website

Whetstone Woodenware

Whetstone Woodenware

Who can imagine the painstaking care that goes into creating the smooth wooden spoons and other kitchen-related items created by John Whetstone and the artisans in his shop. Find out by watching the craftsmen at work. Their knowledgeable staff can explain all the steps of producing the spoons, ... More

T: 260-352-2093    E: sales@whetstonewoodenware.com    W: View Website

Zale Drugs

Zale Drugs

If your mouth is watering for an old-fashioned chocolate soda, handmade milkshake or root beer float, this is the place to go! Zale Drugs is a local landmark where many residents remember the culinary delights they enjoyed as children, and still do today. The lunch counter features a host of ... More

T: 574-267-7356    E: zaledrug@embarqmail.com    W: View Website