Charm Cottage: 14906 Red Arrow Hwy., Lakeside; 269-469-4100
Dewey Cannon Trading Company: 3 Dewey Cannon Ave., Three Oaks; 269-756-3361.
Domaine Berrien Cellars: 398 East Lemon Creek Road, Berrien Springs; 269-473-9463 or domaineberrien.com
Drier’s Meat Market: 14 S. Elm St., Three Oaks; 888-521-3999 or driers.com
Harbert Antique Mall: 13887 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert; 269-469-0977
Ipso Facto: 1 W. Ash St., Three Oaks; 269-756-3404 or ipsofactoantiques.com
Lakeside Antiques: 14876 Red Arrow Hwy., Lakeside; 269-469-4467
Lakeside Inn: $90 to $185 a night; add another $25 from July 1st through Labor Day. 15251 Lakeshore Rd., Lakeside; 269-469-0600 or lakesideinns.com
Lemon Creek Winery: 533 E. Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs; 269-471-1321 or lemoncreekwinery.com
Marco Polo: 13565 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert; 269-469-6272
The Plum Tree: 16337 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier; 269-469-5980
Round Barn Winery: 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda; 800-716-9463 or roundbarnwinery.com
Shawnee Road Antiques: 638 E. Shawnee Rd., Baroda; 269-422-1382
Springdale: 19 S. Elm St., Three Oaks; 269-756-9896 or springdalefurnishings.com
Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant: 185 Mount Tabor Road, Buchanan; 800-283-3363 or taborhill.com
Vincent Tables: 13650 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert; 269-469-1950 or vincenttables.net
Warren Dunes State Park: 12032 Red Arrow Hwy.; 269-426-4013 or michigandnr.com/parksandtrails and click on Berrien County
WISCONSIN BIKE TOUR
Before you go: The Sugar River State Trail headquarters in New Glarus is another good starting point; confirm directions before setting out on any route. Parking is also available at the trailheads in Albany and Monticello for those who prefer to break the ride into smaller segments. The tourism program Bike Green County will plan your route, book your lodgings, provide snacks, and transport your luggage from town to town while you ride.
Trail passes: Wisconsin state trail passes are required for cyclists 16 and older on the Sugar River and Badger trails. Passes are $4 a day or $20 annually and can be purchased at Earth Rider, the Sugar River trail headquarters, and self-registration stations in Albany and Monticello.
Bikes and bike rental: Hybrid bikes are best for the trails, but even a single-speed cycle with slightly thicker tires can handle the Sugar River trail’s gentle grade and slightly bumpy limestone. (For hillier road riding, you will want a bike with multiple gears.) Bikes are available for rent at Earth Rider ($12-$35), as is secure bike parking if you BYOB.
Earth Rider: $80-$120 a night; 929 W. Exchange St., Brodhead, WI; 866-245-5276; earthridercycling.com
Bike Green County: 888-222-9111; greencounty.org
Sugar River State Trail headquarters: 418 Railroad St., New Glarus, WI; 608-527-2334; dnr.state.wi.us
Badger State Trail: Steve Johnston, manager: 608-527-2335; dnr.wi.gov
Country Lane Bakery: open Friday and Saturday only; 1602 S. Scotch Hill Rd., Brodhead, WI; 608-897-3820
M & M Cafe: 126 N. Main St., Monticello, WI; 608-938-4890; monticellowi.com/m&mcafe
Fat Cat Coffee Works: 606 Railroad St., New Glarus, WI; 608-527-3346
Glarner Stube: 518 First St., New Glarus, WI; 608-527-2216; glarnerstube.com
New Glarus Brewing Company: Hwy. 69 at County Road W, New Glarus, WI; 608-527-5850; newglarusbrewing.com
Puempel’s Olde Tavern: 18 Sixth Ave., New Glarus, WI; 608-527-2045; puempels.com
NEW GLARUS LODGINGS: Try the pet-friendly Swiss Aire Motel (1200 Hwy. 69, 608-527-2138 or swissaire.com; $60-$90 a night) or the amenities-rich Chalet Landhaus Inn (801 Hwy. 69, 800-944-1716 or chaletlandhaus.com; $99-$159 a night).
SPRING GREEN American Players Theatre: 5950 Golf Course Rd.; 608-588-2361 or playinthewoods.org. The season runs from June 6th to October 18th; be sure to arrive at least half an hour before your performance to leave time to walk up to the theatre.
Taliesin: Two miles south of Spring Green at the intersection of Hwy. 23 and County Road C; 877-588-7900 or taliesinpreservation.org. Tours range from one to four hours; reservations are strongly recommended. As for lodging, the House on the Rock Resort is next door to American Players Theatre and only a few minutes from Taliesin. $185 to $205 a night; 400 Springs Dr.; 800-822-7774 or thehouseontherock.com/HOTR_Lodging_Resort.htm
HORICON MARSH The entrance to the Marsh Haven Nature Center is about three and a half miles east of Waupun on Hwy. 49; 920-324-5818 or marshhaven.com
MILWAUKEE The Iron Horse Hotel: $150 to $300 a night; 500 W. Florida St.; 888-543-4766 or theironhorsehotel.com
Harley-Davidson Museum: 400 W. Canal St.; 877-436-8738 or h-dmuseum.com
ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL
Get maps and other information about the I&M Canal State Trail at http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/Parks/I&M/Main.htm; the site provides links to Channahon, Gebhard Woods, and Buffalo Rock state parks. For the Canal Corridor Driving Tour, go to canalcor.org or call 800-926-2262.
Rebechini sculpture: Chicago Portage National Historic Site in Portage Woods Forest Preserve (just north of the Stevenson Expressway/I-55 at 4800 S. Harlem Ave. in Lyons).
LOCKPORT: Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St.; 815-588-1100; the Public Landing Restaurant, at the same address, is at 815-838-6500 or publiclandingrestaurant.com. The I&M Canal Museum is at 803 S. State St.; 815-838-5080.
Goose Lake Prairie State Park: 5010 N. Jugtown Rd.; 815-942-2899 or http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/LandMgt/PARKS/I&M/EAST/GOOSE/HOME.HTM
Ottawa: The Lincoln and Douglas statues are in Washington Park, at W. Jackson and LaSalle streets.
Starved Rock State Park: For lodge reservations, call 800-868-7625; for information about the park call 815-667-4906 or go to http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/i&m/east/STARVE/PARK.htm. The entrance is about one mile south of Utica off Route 178.
LA SALLE: Hegeler Carus Mansion, 1307 Seventh St.; 815-224-6543 or hegelercarus.org. For information about the Volunteer, call 815-220-1848 or go to lasalleboat.org.
ANN RUTLEDGE Oakland Cemetery is just south of Petersburg off Oakland Cemetery Road. For information about Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site (situated about two miles south of Petersburg off Route 97), call 217-632-4000 or go to lincolnsnew salem.com. Search findagrave.com for directions and a good map to Old Concord Cemetery.
Brickyard Crossing Golf Course: 4400 W. 16th St.; 317-492-6572 or brickyardcrossing.com
Conrad Indianapolis: Rooms start at $179 a night; 500 W. Washington St.; 317-713-5000 or conradindianapolis.com
Conseco Fieldhouse: 125 S. Pennsylvania St. You can get ticket information about both the Pacers and Fever at 317-917-2727, or go to nba.com/pacers or wnba.com/fever.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art: 500 W. Washington St.; 317-636-9378 or eiteljorg.org
Indianapolis Colts: Lucas Oil Stadium is at 500 S. Capitol Ave.; 800-805-2658 or colts.com
Indianapolis Indians: 501 W. Maryland St.; 317-269-3542 or indyindians.com
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its Hall of Fame Museum: 4790 W. 16th St.; 317-481-8500 or indianapolismotorspeedway.com
Mo’s A Place for Steaks: 47 S. Pennsylvania St.; 317-324-0720 or mosaplaceforsteaks.com
White River State Park: 317-233-2434 or in.gov/whiteriver
COLUMBUS Columbus Area Visitors Center: 506 Fifth St.; 800-468-6564, or go to columbus.in.us for a comprehensive guide to the city’s architecture and other attractions.
Holiday Inn Columbus: Rooms start at $96 a night; 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike; 812-372-1541 or holidayinn.com
Smith’s Row: 418 Fourth St.; 812-373-9382 or smithsrow.com