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Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail
Expands Holiday Shopping Opportunities

Just in time for holiday shopping, the two-county trail launches expansion into third county.

Martinsville, Ind. – Visit Morgan County and Visit Hendricks County are pleased to announce that holiday shopping opportunities for Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail visitors have expanded this year with the addition of Putnam County stops to the Trail. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail will now include more than 30 participating locations that are open each week, plus 10 more that are open on the second Saturday of each month.

As always, participating Cultural Trail stops will feature a variety of local and handmade merchandise, making a day on the trail the perfect way to pick up fun, unique gifts for the people you love. Many items are one-of-a-kind works of art you can’t find anywhere else.

The many stops along the trail are sure to include something for literally everyone on your list - from artwork and home décor to local wine and handmade candy. . . there’s even a honey-of-the-month club! Plus, spending a day or two on the trail itself is a great way to spend time with friends or family as you check off those names on your holiday shopping list. Don’t miss stopping in at one of several fun eateries on the trail to make the most of your experience (and fuel up for more shopping)!

Find out more about the Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail and everything it has to offer on the website at, where you can search locations by county or by category and find out about fun upcoming events, too. Be sure to download the new version of the guidebook or required a printed version.

Lodging is available in each of the three participating counties, in case you’d like to plan a full weekend of shopping fun! Learn more about the Cultural Trail’s participating counties, as well as find other upcoming holiday related events throughout the three-county area, on their respective web sites:
     Visit Hendricks County –
     Visit Morgan County –
     Discover Putnam County –

2017 Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail Participating Stops

Here’s a look at the full list of this year’s participating stops, and be sure to watch for the annual Holiday Gift Guide from Visit Hendricks County featuring specific gift items from along the trail.

Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail Stops:

Almost Home Restaurant & Swizzle Stick Bar
Arcane Coffee Company
Art Gallery at McCloud Nature Park
Art Sanctuary
Artistic Designs Gallery
The Beehive
Berries & Ivy Country Store
Black Swan Brewpub
Bread Basket Café & Bakery
Bugle Valley Elk
Charlie’s Restaurant
Chateau Thomas Winery
Come ‘N Git It
Completely Nuts & Candy Company
Confection Delights
Conspire: Contemporary Craft
Designs by Donna & Friends
Frazee Gardens
The Gallery at Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
Gallery on the Square
Harris Sugar Bush
Hunter’s Honey Farm
JK’s Cheesecake Café
Martinsville Candy Kitchen
Nomad Yarns
Oasis Diner
PeaceTree Mountain Truffles
Perillo’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen
The Porch
Putnam County Museum
Ralph & Ava’s Café & Catering
The Sterling Butterfly
uPaint Pottery Studio
Zydeco’s 5

Rural Routes to Main Street 2nd Saturday Stops:

Fleurs de Beausoleil
Hendricks County Historical Museum
Hot Blown Glass, Ltd.
Sally Ann’s Ceramics
Seize the Night
Academy of Hoosier Heritage Museum
Art Beyond Crayons
Monrovia Mudworks
Mooresville Arts Partnership
The Moonstone

Visit Morgan County promotes all of Morgan County as a travel destination in order to
grow the economic impact of the tourism industry and support local business.

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