Photo of the windmill in Krider Garden

Photo of bicyclist riding on trail past flowers

Photo of walkers on the trail on an autumn day

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Event Guidelines & Application

The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is managed by Goshen Parks and Recreation Department, Elkhart County Parks, Middlebury Parks Department and the Town of Shipshewana. These agencies together with Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail constitute the Pumpkinvine Advisory Council (PAC) which forms policy and management practices for the trail. The trail is a public facility for use by individuals and groups and governed by the trail rules and etiquette.

Purpose of the Trail Event Guidelines

The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is open to the public and operated for the benefit and enjoyment of all users. Occasionally, groups or individuals may wish to hold a special event on the trail that could reduce the full enjoyment of the trail by others. The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Event Guidelines and Application outlines the requirements for holding Trail Events.

Scheduling your event

  1. Download the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Event Guidelines & Application
  2. Read the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Event Guidelines section 2.0 Applicability & Event Requirements in the downloaded document to determine whether you need to obtain PAC approval for your event.
  3. If you need PAC approval check the list of scheduled events below on this page to avoid a possible conflict with another event.
  4. Follow the instructions in the downloaded document to seek PAC approval. If you need approval for your event you will need to complete the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Event Registration Form.
 

Schedule of Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Events

Date Event Organization Start
Location(s)
Section(s) of
trail used
For More
information
May 20, 2017 ADEC Ride-A-Bike ADEC Middlebury
Elkhart County
ADEC Ride-A-Bike
June 17, 2017 Pumpkinvine
Bike Ride
Friends of the
Pumpkinvine
Nature Trail
Elkhart County
Fairgrounds
All sections ride.pumpkinvine.org
August 19, 2017 Bike Elkhart Quilt Garden Tour Bike Elkhart Knights of Columbus
Elkhart, Ind.
Goshen
Middlebury
Elkhart County Parks
Bike Elkhart