Cross-country skiing and the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

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The best places to cross-country ski in this area are Ox Bow and Bonneyville Mill Parks where the trails are groomed. None of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is groomed. 
In addition, skiing on trails with an asphalt surface like the Pumpkinvine has the potential to damage the surface from the ski poles. Consequently the only recommended place to cross-country ski on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is the limestone section of the trail from State Road 4 to County Road 28 north east of Goshen.
Note:  You can rent cross-country skis at the Goshen Park Dept., 607 Plymouth Ave., Goshen. Phone: (574) 534-2901.

Pumpkinvine section
When there is snow
Goshen Park and Recreation
·         The city plows the Pumpkinvine one plow-width wide from State Road 4 to County Road 28 (the limestone section) and from State Road 4 to the water plant on 5th Street. That leaves the other half of the trail open for cross country skiing.
·         The unplowed portion of the trail is not groomed.
·         Plowing the trail is a low priority.
Middlebury
·         The town plows half the width of the Pumpkinvine from York St. to Wayne St.
·         The trail is not groomed.
Elkhart County Parks
·         Elkhart County Parks plows the Pumpkinvine from County Road 28 to County Road 33.
·         They also plow the Pumpkinvine from the Middlebury DQ to County Road 1150W.
·         The trail is not groomed.
·         Plowing the trail is a low priority.
 Shipshewana
·         Shipshewana does not plow the trail from County Road 850W to 1150W.
·         The trail is not groomed.