Explore, shop, eat, and volunteer during your Noble Staycation!
First, let’s define "staycation". Visit Noble County defines a staycation as a vacation spent in one's own home region or community - most often including time at home, with fun day trips to local attractions. We are happy to offer planning support for your day trips to local attractions. For the ultimate Noble Staycation, keep reading!
Here, we focus on four ways to enjoy a Noble Staycation. Planning ahead of time helps coordinate the best times to join in on the fun. To save you a little time, we've done some of that research for you! Bring your phone, camera, and your family and/or friends with you and...
Need a bonus staycation recommendation? Learn a new skill! Sign up for a workshop or class at the Cole Center YMCA, Community Learning Center, or Augusta Hills LLC!
Weather returning home to Noble County, driving in from another Northern Indiana county, or exploring within the county, consider an Airbnb or VRBO experience on one of Noble's 117 lakes!
Short term rentals in your own back yard provide an opportunity to see the best of Noble County at very affordable prices! Staycation views like the one seen above can be found at an Airbnb property on Sylvan Lake in Rome City.
While Exploring Noble County, whether your first or one hundredth time, we recommend these classic visitor experiences we think you and your family will not want to miss! We also share some insight into a few "hidden gems".
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
Chain O Lake State Park
Gene Stratton Porter State Historic Site
The Mid America Windmill Museum
The Historic Strand Theater & Alley
The Noble County Mural Trail
Noble's Hidden Gems:
ACRES nature preserves
Black Creek Ridge
Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Ligonier Visitor Center and Heritage Museum
Highlighting Made in Noble: Noble County is full of makers and locally owned retail shops! Easter, Mother's Day, graduation, and the season for nuptuals is right around the corner! Add to your Noble staycation by discovering one-of-a-kind "Made in Noble" gifts for everyone on your shopping list this spring!
Made in Noble
Find these and more Made in Noble artisans and shops in the SHOPNoble directory!
Annie Oakley Perfumery - Organic perfumery studio and retail shop
A Place to Gather - Custom made farmhouse tables and furniture
A Thyme to Remember - featuring Dani Jo’s Thread Shop and other local makers
Bakers' Flowers & Gifts & Bakers' Market - local foods, flowers & more
Country Roads Coffee - Coffee roaster
Crooked Mile Candles - Hand-poured candles, wax melts, room & linen sprays, goat milk & whipped soaps
Cedar Creek Meats - Farm fresh & frozen meats, cheese, wine & more
Murphy's Townhouse Candles - Hand-poured soy candles, melts & tarts
Shade Tree Engraving & Woodcraft - Custom wood products produced using CNC technology
Noble County is growing and a great place to do business! Check back often for new business start-ups and #shoplocal!
Consider volunteering during your staycation
Thanks to the collaborative, local leaders of Thrive Noble County, you can peruse a curated list of over 150 local non-profit organizations that serve Noble County. Many would love to help arrange for you to volunteer in support of a great cause during your Noble Staycation!
Find missions that align with your interests and passions, including: animals, the arts, community, emergency services, history and culture, philanthropy, social services, support for veterans, and local youth. Connect with organizations including Noble County Council on Aging, Noble Trails, Noble County Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, The Arc Noble County Foundations, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, and many more.
About Thrive Noble County: THRIVE Noble County is a framework, driving by the philosophy that to support a sustainably thriving community, a cohesive effort is required - from residents, business and civic leaders, educators and youth - each individually and collectively passionately dedicated to improving Noble County’s way of life. THRIVE Noble County believes those improvements can be defined as five distinct arenas of focus. They call these the "5 Pillars of Thrive."
During your Noble Staycation, you'll be smiling - and stuffed - when you make it a point to experience twelve of the twenty-one Hoosier Culinary Trail stops located right here in Noble County!