Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Goshen area

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Goshen, Indiana

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Goshen, Indiana

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BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS

Central City Trail

Fiddler Pond Trail

Milltrace Trail

Plymouth Avenue Multi-Use Path

Pringle Park Trail

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Waterford Crossing Trail

Wilden Avenue Trail

Winona Railway Trail

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Regional Trails

Goshen is located in North Central Indiana, about 30 miles southeast of South Bend. The city is one of a string of small cities along State Highway 32 that include Elkhart, Dunlap, Midway and Waterford Mills.

In this part of Indiana there is the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and the MapleCity Trail, which are two regional recreational trails that tie together several local communities. There is also a system of local trails within Goshen called the Maple City Greenway.

Maple City Greenway

The Maple City Greenway is a system of recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking that are located throughout Goshen. These trails link the various parks, the library, the downtown area and the residential neighborhoods. The trails are located inside of parks and run alongside roadways.

The pathways of the Maple City Greenway include:

Abshire Park Trail: Abshire Park Trail is a 0.6-mile long soft-surface pathway the connects the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail with the path alongside E. Monroe Street. Abshire Park and the trail are located to south of E. Lincoln Avenue and west of Blackdrop Drive.

Central City Trail: This is a 2-mile long system of sidewalks with brick edging that links Goshen College, Goshen Public Library, Goshen High School and the Elhart County Courthouse. The sidewalks run along Purl Street and S. 8th Street.

Fidler Pond Walking/Biking Track: There is a 1.5-mile long unpaved pathway around Fidler Pond on the east side of Goshen. The pond is located to the east of State Highway 33 and north of College Avenue.The trail has a surface of crushed stone. Parking for the pond is west of State Highway 33 near the end of Fairfield Avenue.

Millrace Trail: The Miltrace Trail is a 2.25-mile long paved pathway that stretches between W. Lincoln Avenue and the north end of Goshen Pond. The trail follows the hydraulic canal and travels alonside the east side of Shanklin Park and Miltrace Park. The trail intersects with the trail in Shanklin Park and the W. Plymouth Avenue Trail. The south end of the trail is located at the west end of Westwood Road, just west of Goshen College.

Wilden Avenue Trail: This is a 4.75-mile long paved pathway that runs alongside Wilden Avenue on the north side of Goshen. The trail connects the MapleHeart Trail with the Pumkinvine Nature Trail. The north end of the Wilden Avenue Trail is located at the entrance to Ox Box Park, this is where it meets the MapleHeart Trail. The south end is located at N. Main Street just south of Middlebury Street where the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail begins.

Monoe Street Trail: This is a 1-mile long 10-wide paved pathway that runs alongside Monroe Street from State Highway 33 to just west of Plainville Avenue on the east side of Goshen.

Plymouth Avenue Trail: This is a 1.7-mile long paved pathway that runs alongside W. Plymouth Avenue from County Road 19 to S. 3rd Street. The trail intersects the trail in Shanklin Park and the Milltrace Trail.

Pringle Park Walking Path: Pringle Park is located near W. Lincoln Avenue and S. Greene Road. There is a 0.6-mile long paved pathway around the perimeter of the park.

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is part of a 25-mile long system of paved and unpaved pathways and designated roadways between the towns of Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana. This trail system also includes the Maple Heart Trail. Much of the trail system was constructed along abandoned railroad right-of-ways. The trails go cross country through the Indiana countryside, going past farmland, waterways and sections of forest land.

The south end of the Pumkinvine Nature Trail makes a loop through Goshen. The trail starts at N. Main Street, just south of Middlebury Street. The Pumkinvine Nature Trail takes off to the south and the Wilden Avenue Trail takes off to the north from this location to join the MapleHeart Trail. There is also an access path off of N. 5th Street and E. Pike Street.

To the south of Lincoln Avenue, the Pumkinvine Nature Trail intersects the trail in Abshire Park that heads down to E. Monroe Street. The Pumkinevine Nature Trail swings back to the north at Absihre Park going past the trailhead with parking on E. Lincoln Avenue. From this point the trail heads to the northeast across wide open farmland.

Read more about the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

MapleHeart Trail

The MapleHeart Trail is a 4.8-mile long pathway that runs from Elkart to the Goshen city limits which is near the entrance to Ox Bow Park. At the Goshen city limits the trail becomes the Wilden Avenue Trail.

The north end of the MapleHeart Trail is located at E. Hively Avenue and Strerling Avenue in Elkheart.

Read more about the MapleHeart Trail

Winona Railway Trail

The Winona Railway Trail is a 1.75-mile long paved trail that spans from the south end of the Goshen College campus to Waterford Elementary School. The trail is located to the east of S. Main Street.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Goshen, Indiana.


Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Indiana

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Indiana.