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    Pumpkinvine - Quilt Garden
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  • Pumpkinvine Quilt Garden at Krider Gardens
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    by charlenemixa Written Jul 25, 2014

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    Krider Garden, the crown jewel in the Middlebury Park system designed by Krider Nurseries for display at the 1933/34 Chicago World’s Fair. We enjoy strolling these grounds and learning of its history.
    Also here is a beautiful Quilt Garden -“PUMPKINVINE.” Appropriately named for the Pumpkin Vine Trail, an 18 mile rails-to-trails project that passes through urban areas, small towns and agricultural communities.

    Pumpkinvine Quilt Garden at Krider Gardens
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    by charlenemixa Written Jul 25, 2014

    We stayed at the Country Victorian B&B in Middlebury which has the Pumpkinvine Nature Tail passing through it's back yard. Our visit to town was pretty busy and we are sorry we didn't have time to hike the trail and see the sites along it. While we were at the Krider World's Fair Gardens in Middlebury, we walked along some of the trail so we got an of idea of what a great nature trail it is. Visitors will enjoy walking the trail and stopping at the Krider World's Fair Gardens to see these historical gardens as well as the Quilt Garden (all blooming beautiful flowers representing a quilt). Wish we had walked from the B&B to the Gardens. Maybe next time! This would be a wonderful bicycle trip for adults and families.

    During our visit to the Gardens we watched numerous Amish bicycling this path in the cool morning.

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    by charlenemixa Written Jul 25, 2014

    This place is amazing with the huge variety of cheeses it offers (being made on site and you can watch them make it). Even better they offer plenty samplings. In fact you can really try each cheese in order to make your selection. So go hungry as you can fill up on all the cheese tastings We are glad we stopped here! Great shop!

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    by charlenemixa Written Jul 25, 2014

    We had a delicious lunch of homemade chicken and dumplings over creamy mashed potatoes. Good size servings! A casual eatery with great food. The cranberry salad was very good, too. The desserts were so tempting. Definitely a good place for lunch or dinner while in the Middlebury area.

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  • by eeyore2123 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Das Essence Haus -- by far the BEST in GENUINE country, Amish cooking. Everything is served family style and in large portions, so come HUNGRY!
    Everyone who works at the Essence Haus is Amish. You are treated just like family! And, when you leave, if you're still hungry, then you've eaten at the wrong place. ;)

    I've been coming to this restaurant for the last 17 years -- making my pilgrimage from Kansas about once every year or so.

    Favorite Dish: Anything on the menu is fabulous, but my favorite is the roast beef, real mashed potatoes (and the butter that is made from the cows milk out in the barn yard behind the restaurant).

    To finish things off, a slice of homemade apple pie (apples are grown right on the property!) with the homemade vanilla ice cream (milk and creme are brought in from the cows in the barn behind the restaurant).

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  • by eeyore2123 Written Oct 4, 2002

    Whatever you do, don't stare at the locals because they are driving horse and buggy (Amish folk). That is their way of life and they tend to become very offended when people stare or try to take pictures. Treat them kindly and you'll be part of the family. Some of the best people in the world -- esp. for cooking! :o)

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