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RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: INDIANA AVENUE

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Railroad crossing at Indiana Avenue (CR 21) is closed until Saturday, Aug. 24, as Norfolk Southern works on repairs to the crossing. more

AUGUST BRUSH COLLECTION

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The August brush pickup will begin on Monday, August 26. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Residents are asked to have their brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m.... more

GROWING GOSHEN TOGETHER FALL SERIES ANNOUNCED

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Following a successful pilot community conversation in the spring, the Goshen Community Relations Commission (CRC) and Goshen Community Schools (GCS) will embark on a series of events in the next several months that will encourage discourse around topics that uniquely affect Goshen’s residents. A... more

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Trails

DID YOU KNOW … Goshen now has over 30 miles of pedestrian/bike paths and trails?

The Maple City Greenway consists of a network of various bicycle and pedestrian trails throughout Goshen that link homes, parks, schools, the library and the downtown area. Eleven of these trails are described below.


Abshire Park Trail, a crushed stone surface, 10 feet wide, connects Pumpkinvine Nature Trail along Rock Run Creek to Monroe Street.  Distance: 1½ miles


Central City Trail is a brick-edged sidewalk linking Goshen College, Goshen Public Library, Goshen High School, Elkhart County Courthouse and the  downtown area. Distance: 2 miles


Fidler Pond Walking/Biking Track, a crushed-stone surface, 8 feet wide, is a walking and biking track that follows the perimeter of Fidler Pond. Distance: 1½ miles


Millrace Trail, a crushed-stone surface, 8 feet wide, follows the hydraulic canal and connects Shoup-Parsons Woods, Shanklin Park and the Elkhart County Courthouse. Distance: 2¾ miles


Monroe Street Trail is a paved surface, 10 feet wide, connecting Goshen High School, Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. Distance: 1 mile


Plymouth Avenue Trail connects Shanklin Park with Goshen Middle School over the Elkhart River and continues to Hay Park and Greene Road. Paved surface, 10 feet wide. Distance: 1.6 miles


Pringle Park Walking Track, a crushed-stone surface, 8 feet wide, is a walking track that follows the perimeter of Pringle Park. Distance: ½ miles


Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is a crushed-stone surface, 10 feet wide, that runs along Rock Run Creek and Abshire Park, continuing to CR 28, connecting to Middlebury and Shipshewana. Distance: 3 miles 

For more information about this popular nature trail, visit Friends of the Pumpkinvine.


Shoup-Parsons Woods Nature Trail, a crushed-stone surface, 6 feet wide, features a self-guided nature study. Distance: ¼ mile


Wilden Avenue Trail, a paved surface, 8 feet wide, connects MapleHart Trail, Ox Bow County Park and City of Elkhart. Distance: 2.7 miles


Winona Interurban Trail, a paved surface, 10 feet wide, connects Bethany Christian Schools, Waterford Elementary School and Goshen College campus, along with a pedestrian/bicycle path that provides connectivity to Greencroft. Distance: 1 mile


For more information about our trails, please consult the 2019 Program Guide.

For information about bicycle and pedestrian trails that extend throughout Elkhart County, as well as other counties in the Michiana Area, you can visit the MACOG (Michiana Area Council of Governments) web site or consult their Facilities Map.