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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
2 Reviews

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By n9rla (6 McR Points) on May 26, 2012

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wvoltz
5 McR Points
February 4, 2020
Fun day trip just watch out for the horse drawn…
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16lowrider103
79 McR Points
June 27, 2020
Good ride a lot of farm land
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Written Directions

1. Head north on N Railroad St E toward U.S. 24/W Washington St 282 ft 2. Take the 1st right onto IN-39 N/U.S. 24/W Washington St Continue to follow IN-39 N/U.S. 24 1.2 mi 3. Turn left onto IN-39 N 9.1 mi 4. Turn right onto IN-119 N/IN-16 E/Bluff St Continue to follow IN-119 N/IN-16 E 4.5 mi 5. Slight left onto IN-119 N 13.5 mi 6. Turn right onto W Washington St 0.2 mi 7. Take the 3rd left onto US-35 N/S Monticello St Continue to follow US-35 N 30.7 mi 8. Turn right onto US-6 E 34.4 mi 9. Turn left onto IN-19 N/N Main St Continue to follow IN-19 N 12.8 mi 10. Slight right to merge onto US-20 E 23.0 mi 11. Turn left onto IN-5 N/S Van Buren St 1.3 mi 131 mi - about 2 hours 42 mins Shipshewana, IN 12. Head south on IN-5 S/N Van Buren St toward E 200 N/E Farver St Continue to follow IN-5 S 14.1 mi 13. Turn left onto N Cavin St 0.9 mi 14. Continue onto Lincoln Way S 0.6 mi 15. Turn right onto US-33 N/US-6 W/Grand Army of the Republic Hwy Continue to follow US-6 W/Grand Army of the Republic Hwy 8.5 mi 16. Turn left onto IN-13 S/Co Rd 33 Continue to follow IN-13 S 50.4 mi 17. Turn left onto N Wabash St 1.5 mi 18. Turn right onto Shady Ln Dr 344 ft 19. Turn left to stay on Shady Ln Dr 0.6 mi 20. Turn left to stay on Shady Ln Dr 344 ft 21. Turn left onto S Wabash St 1.5 mi 22. Turn left onto Stitt St/US-24 Alt W 0.3 mi 23. Turn right onto Cass St 1.0 mi 24. Turn left onto US-24 W 26.8 mi 25. Turn right onto US-24 W/US-35 N 4.2 mi 26. Turn right onto US-24 W/US-35 N/Logansport Bypass Rd 1.7 mi 27. Take the US-24 W ramp to Logansport/Monticello/US-24 BUS 0.2 mi 28. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Monticello/US-421 N/IN-39/IN-18 W and merge onto US-24 W/W Market St Continue to follow US-24 W 19.6 mi 29. Turn left onto N Bluff St 433 ft 30. Take the 1st right onto W Broadway St 0.2 mi 31. Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto N Railroad St E 148 ft 132 mi - about 2 hours 54 mins Monticello, IN

Scenery

This route covers Indiana farm and woodland areas. Amish country in the Napanee and Shipshewana area where eating and shopping are good if you are looking for Amish handmade goods and great food (Amish Acres in Napanee). Stopped in North Webster and the National Weather Service and took a tour...can't miss the huge doppler radar dome! Then dropped down to Wabash and followed US24 back to Monticello. It's a LONG one day ride! Lots of camping areas and hotels up near Napanee and Shipshewana for an overnighter turning this into a two day trip if you want to spend more time in Napanee and Shipshewana. Comfortable ride with the Wife on our 2008 Heritage Softail Classic.

Drive Enjoyment

Mostly good quality 2 lane state roads and US highways with some 4 lane divided highway. Speed limits range from 30 to 65MPH. No road construction as of 05/26/2012.

Tourism Opportunities

Small towns for fuel, drinks, food, ATMs and bathrooms. Shipshewana has a lot of Amish related attractions and has really grown over the years to become quite a large tourist draw. It includes things like Amish buggy ride/tours, expansive Amish goods and large flea market/auctions, a Hudson Auto Museum, a theater, hotel accommodations, and many Amish themed restaurants.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

One day really isn't enough if you plan to stop and enjoy what Napanee and Shipshewana has to offer. When we do it again (and we will) we would make a two day trip of it and probably camp. Numerous hotels rating from the basic rooms to big Amish Inns depending on what you're in to!

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wvoltz
February 4, 2020
5 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Fun day trip just watch out for the horse drawn buggies in the northeast part of the route.
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16lowrider103
June 27, 2020
79 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Good ride a lot of farm land
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