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1 trail connecting 17 miles of endless fun!

The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is a solid surface biking/walking trail connecting Shipshewana to Middlebury, and Goshen. This well-maintained 17 mile trail weaves through the beautiful Northern Indiana countryside and offers stops along the way to sit in the shade, grab some lunch or ice cream, watch Amish farms and check out attractions. Check out the full map.

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Have you traveled the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail? Submit your photos now!

Whether you are traveling by foot, bike, scooter or rollerblades, we want to see your Pumpkinvine Trail photos! The Visit Shipshewana/LaGrange County Visitors Center is running a contest for two tickets to ride in the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Celebration June 15, 2024. The Contest runs from April 1st thru May 15, 2024.

Experience More in Shipshewana!

Over 108,000 people traveled through the Shipshewana Trailhead in 2023, making it the most popular trailhead for this experience. Within walking distance to downtown, you can experience weekly Antique Auctions, Amish homestyle cooking, soft jumbo pretzels, ice cream, locally-crafted items and so much more!


Local Bike Rental & Repair

Didn’t bring your bikes to town? No worries… we have  bike rental locations nearby.

Shipshewana Bike Rental – Bike rentals are made online and can be picked up at the following location: Farmstead Inn 370 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565

Otto’s Bike Shop – Amish Owned bike rental and repairs are made at: 8275 W 450 N, Shipshewana, IN 46565. For more information on renting or bike repair please call (260) 768-7223.

Trail Riders Shipshewana – Bike rental and repairs are made at: 305 N Morton Street Shipshewana, IN 46565. Cash and personal checks only accepted.

Pumpkinvine Cyclery – Reserve bikes online and pick up at the following location: Pumpkinvine Cyclery 413 N. Main St, Middlebury, IN 46540

Essenhaus Bike Rental – Reserve bikes at Das Dutchman Essenhaus 240 US-20, Middlebury, IN 46540

Trail Tips

The trail speed limit is 15 miles per hour

  • Stop and enjoy!
  • Trail is open sunrise to sunset.
  • No unauthorized motor vehicles, mobility assisted devices are authorized.
  • Stop and look for cross traffic at intersections.
  • Pets must be on a leash (maximum six feet), clean up pet waste.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
  • No littering or disposing of refuse.
  • Leave plants and wildlife in their natural settings.
Bicyclists on Pumpkinvine Trail

Accessible for Everyone

The trail surface is asphalt, except from State Road 4 to County Road (CR) 28 northeast of Goshen where the packed limestone surface is accessible and suitable for narrow-tired bicycles. All along the trail there is vegetation and plenty of tree cover for summer rides with the family.

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When you’re out and about enjoying the Pumpkinvine, be sure to snap a pic (selfie or scenic!) and post it on Instagram with the hashtags above so everyone can see it!

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