Six local bicycle shops give Friends members discounts on designated merchandize and/or services.
Download a brochure with a map of the Pumpkinvine Trail and connected trails in pdf format.
Friends are happy to provide a speaker for any group interested in learning more about the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail project. Contact us by email.
Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc. are a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to converting the abandoned Pumpkinvine railroad corridor into a linear park and greenway. The organization is dependent mainly on dedicated volunteers to carry out day-to-day work required to acheive short- and long-term goals.
Friends purchased the Pumpkinvine railroad corridor in 1993 and are donating the land to local park departments when design and engineering are ready for trail construction. See Managing Agencies for a list of trail managers.
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is connected to the Maple City Greenway in Goshen which in turn connects to the MapleHeart Trail. You can see from the Trail Availability page on this website that five sections of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail plus the Maple City Greenway and the MapleHeart Trail are already open for public use.
Friends' role in the project is changing as the project progresses. Currently, Friends still own a few sections of the abandonded railroad corridor which they continue to maintain. Additional responsibilities of Friends are: