Amish Backroads

This is Shipshewana

Just a short drive from downtown Fort Wayne, you’ll discover the Amish countryside, where hidden treasures and handcrafted goodness await.

When you step out of the car, you’ll soon wonder when the country roads turned into a time machine. Horses and buggies line the streets, and hitching posts stand in parking lots. Family-owned bed-and-breakfast inns compete in quaintness, and cheerful shopkeepers share crafts passed down for generations. History and heritage are honored here, but this town has not become lost in time, it is only intent on preserving it. 

Amish Country is not a place you stumble upon, but a place you seek out.

The peace and quiet balance the trade and industry. Front-porch chairs rock as steadily as entrepreneurs and Amish families work. Opportunity and community are found as easily as the locally made, quality products in the storefronts. From furniture and pride to a laid-back lifestyle, your next rural story is in Shipshewana.

Did You Know?

  • USA Today listed Shipshewana as one of ten summer escapes off the beaten path.
  • Shipshewana’s population was only 658 in the 2010 census, but the town welcomes more than half a million visitors each year from all over the world. Many start right at, a helpful website that offers tips for first-timers, and the best-kept secrets for the experienced visitor.
  • Many visitors to Shipshewana and LaGrange County are intrigued by the Amish way of life. Visit Shipshewana offers insight into the quiet traditions of the Amish community, as well as guides and tips on how to best experience this unique culture.