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Elkhart County Pay Dirt 2024

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Where cultivation and construction meet. Tuesday, March 5th 2024 at 6 PM - 8 PM Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds 17746 CR 34 Goshen, IN 46528 The evening of Tuesday, March 5th the City will hold its annual Flood Resilience Public Meeting. This event is free and part of the paydirt conference.... more

Late-Winter Pruning

Friday, February 16, 2024

The Goshen Forestry Division will begin young tree pruning the week of February 19. Our initial focus will be on Oak trees in neighborhoods between Lincoln and Plymouth Avenues. Specifically, we will plan to work on street trees which the City planted in or near the right-of-way over the past 12... more

Community Relations Commission to host International Women's Day Luncheon

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The City of Goshen Community Relations Commission is hosting a luncheon on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goshen Theater to celebrate and honor women in the Goshen community.  “I’m looking forward to celebrating the women of Goshen and am grateful... more

Upcoming Events All »

Park Board Meeting

Today, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Cemetery Board

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 2:00pm

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


Ninth Street Trail is a concrete surface, ranging from 8 to 10 feet wide, connects Goshen College at College Avenue with Water Tower Park and the Goshen Parks & Recreation Administrative Office, linking to Central City Trail and Goshen High School at Purl Street. Distance: 1 mile


Northwest Bike Trail is a a concrete surface, 10 feet wide, connects Bashor Road (C.R. 30) to Reliance Road (Old C.R. 17), continuing north to U.S. 33 and to Market Centre shopping area. Distance: 2½ miles


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 2024 Activity 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) website.