A visit to Shipshewana, Indiana while RV camping in Indiana is a memorable experience for young and old alike. Amish farms dot the countryside and shops fill the town. Families travel by horse and buggy, farmers use horse-drawn equipment, and there are farmsteads with no electric or telephone lines. All this intermingles with cars, trucks, the latest in power farm equipment, modern farm homes, and campgrounds in Indiana.
Shipshewana is a small town in the middle of Indiana farmland that is known for its antique makers and locally owned specialty shops. There are more than 75 shops in the small, friendly, hometown community. Guests looking for material for that special quilt, or homemade noodles, or perhaps new dining room furniture will find it right here, just south of the Michigan border and a couple hours from South Bend.
Of course visitors can’t forget the Shipshewana Flea Market. It is open only on Tuesday and Wednesday, May through October, and is the largest outdoor flea market in the Midwest. With over 1,000 vendors, special treasures are plentiful.
Campers can treat themselves by staying in handcrafted Amish Log Cabins or campgrounds in Indiana, like the Shipshewana Campground just outside of town. RV parks in Indiana are plentiful around this area as well. Located close to the auction barn, quilt stores, Amish furniture makers, craft shops, restaurants, and RV manufactures and dealers, the area offers plenty of seasonal activities including swimming, boating, trout fishing, canoeing, bird watching, mushroom hunting, and golf.
In the evening sit down to an authentic Amish dinner downtown and then walk across the street to the playhouse to enjoy some down-home entertainment for the whole family. This is a perfect destination for the whole family while RV camping in Indiana.
You’re sure to have a wonderful time in Shipshewana, no matter what you do.
For more information on Shipshewana and the surrounding area, visit www.shipshewana.com/.