In the autumn of 2019 Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail purchased two parcels of land needed for the trail extension. They closed on this parcel early in 2020 and transferred ownership to the Town of Shipshewana.
In late summer of 2020 Shipshewana received the final donation of land need to extend the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail from County Road 850 W into town. Construction of one mile of trail is expected to start in the spring of 2021. A parking lot and Trailhead will be located off of Depot St.