Friends of the Pumpkinvine Receive Trail Construction Grant from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County recently awarded a $250,000 grant for trail construction in theMap of trails to be built in the gap "gap" between County Roads 20 and 35. Friends own 0.43 mile of the former Pumpkin Vine Railroad corridor in this section (solid green line on the map); however, they need 600 feet of additional land (dashed green line on the map) to reach County Road 35 where the existing trail (orange line)from Middlebury ends. Friends are negotiating with neighbors to purchase the needed land.

Friends have been working for several years to build trail between County Roads 33 and 20 (yellow line). They recently bought land for that purpose and construction is expected in 2018.

Construction has started on the Ridge Run Trail

Map of the Ridge Run Trail in Middlebury

Ground breaking for the Ridge Run Trail in Middlebury was held on April 12. Niblock Asphalt and Construction expect construction of the trail to be complete before summer. The trail surface will be 10-feet wide asphalt. The north end of the new trail will be at the Wayne Avenue Trail running southeast to the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail just north of the tunnel under U.S. 20. Spurs will extend to the Essenhaus and the Greencroft Middlebury Retirement Community.

 

Photo of a family bicycling on the trail.

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Pumpkinvine Events

Pumpkinvine Bike Ride, June 17, 2017

Pumpkinvine Trail map

Download a Pumpkinvine Trail map in pdf format.

Kroger Rewards

Kroger shoppers can support Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail through the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Step by step instructions are available here.

Trail brochure

A Pumpkinvine Nature Trail brochure is available for download.

Corporate sponsors

Enroll your business to become a Pumpkinvine Nature Trail sponsor. For more information download Corporate Sponsor Opportunities: 2017 Levels of giving and Associated Benefits for 2017, in pdf format.

 

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