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 the "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.
2017 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride Photos
Photos from the ride can be viewed at https://2017pvbikeride.shutterfly.com/
Maple City Walk, September 16, 2017
Pumpkinvine Bike Ride, June 16, 2018
Pumpkinvine Trail map
Download a Pumpkinvine Trail map in pdf format.
Kroger shoppers can support Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail through the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Step by step instructions are available here.
A Pumpkinvine Nature Trail brochure is available for download.
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.