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PROPOSED ORDINANCE ON SMOKING, VAPING

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Goshen City Council will be presented "Proposed Ordinance 4960, Restrictions on smoking and use of e-cigarettes, vaping," at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and will vote on it on FIRST READING. **Click here to read Proposed Ordinance 4960** The Council wants to hear from the... more

ROAD REOPENING: MADISON STREET

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Madison Street, between 10th and Monroe streets, is set to reopen today, Wednesday, August 15. Madison Street (formerly US 33) has been rebuilt and will be open to traffic that needs to drive through downtown. Thank you to all residents for your patience while this project is being completed. For... more

ROAD CLOSURE: DIERDORFF ROAD

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Today Tuesday, August 14, NIPSCO will close Dierdorff Road directly south of the round-about at Keystone Drive to work on a minor gas leak. They anticipate the road to be closed for one day, but may require closure on Wednesday if something larger than they anticipated is found. more

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 our current Parks & Recreation 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.