Things to Do

By Shelby Perry

Students will always find themselves busy due to the plethora of activities and events happening around campus; however, if you want to get away from the chaos, there are also fun places to visit in Warsaw. This week, we have two spots featured from downtown Warsaw and a place just down the road from Miller field. Whether you want to leave campus to try out a new place to eat or to take a break from cramming for finals, the Warsaw/Winona Lake area is always fun to explore.

La Troje is a Tex-Mex restaurant located in downtown Warsaw on Buffalo Street across from MudLOVE and Three Crowns Coffee. If you and your friends are looking for quality chips and salsa, a fun atmosphere and lots of Mexican food options, then La Troje may be a good restaurant for you to try out. Located 10 minutes from Grace, you can find them on Facebook @LaTrojeWarsaw.

Elysian Co. is a local clothing store that also sells home goods, jewelry and paper goods. It is located just around the corner from La Troje in downtown Warsaw on East Center Street. If you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe while still shopping locally, Elysian may be a good option for you. Occasionally, Elysian is known to host fashion shows and other events. You can find them online at or follow them on Instagram @elysiancompany.

The Community Apple Orchard is a local, volunteer-run orchard about two minutes from Grace, right down the road from Miller field. You can fully embrace fall by going and picking apples with your friends. The orchard (which was abandoned until 2010, when Grace helped fund its restoration) also has a cider press (only available on Saturdays) that you can use for free after picking your apples to make some apple cider.

Picking one to nine pounds of apples costs 35 cents per pound, 10-24 pounds costs 30 cents per pound, and anything over 25 pounds costs 25 cents per pound.

The orchard posts pick times on their Facebook page @CommunityAppleOrchard and is planning to be open until either the end of October or until all the apples are gone. The orchard also sells apple chips and pints of local honey. They are open to volunteers; if you have ever wished to work at an apple orchard, your dreams could come true. You can contact them at (574) 551-0117 or online at