With over 650 lakes in the area surrounding our county, water sports, fishing and boating are prime activities during warm weather months. During the winter, sports like downhill skiing, snowmobiling and ice-fishing take over. We’re encompassed by vintners and wineries, world-renowned museums, & the unique cultural offerings of the local Amish population. Every resident, business and visitor enriches our story. Learn about our beginnings and dig deeper into The Story of Elkhart County.