Looking for something to do?
Visit Goshen’s historic downtown for great shopping and dining experiences
or hit the trails and explore the beautiful countryside.
Biking + Walking Trails
The Maple City Greenway consists of a network of bicycle and pedestrian trails throughout Goshen. The trails connect homes, parks, schools, the library and the downtown area. Eleven of these trails are described below:
- Abshire Park Trail
A crushed-stone surface, this trail connects Pumpkinvine Nature Trail along Rock Run Creek to Monroe Street.
- Central City Trail
A brick-edged sidewalk linking Goshen College, the Goshen Library, Goshen High School, the Elkhart County Courthouse and the downtown area.
- Fidler Pond Walking/Biking Track
A crushed-stone walking and biking track that follows the perimeter of Fidler Pond.
- Millrace Trail
A crushed-stone walking and biking trail that follows the hydraulic canal and connects Shoup-Parsons Woods, Shanklin Park and downtown Goshen.
- Monroe Street Trail
A paved surface that connects Goshen High School, Pumpkinvine Trail, and Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.
- Plymouth Avenue Trail
This paved trail connects Shanklin Park and Goshen Middle School via a bridge over the Elkhart River and continues to Hay Park and Greene Road.
- Pringle Park Walking Track
A crushed-stone walking track that follows the perimeter of Pringle Park.
- Pumpkinvine Nature Trail
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is a crushed-stone trail that runs along Rock Run Creek and Abshire Park, connecting the cities of Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana.
- Shoup-Parsons Woods Nature Trail
A crushed-stone surface that features a self-guided nature study.
- Wilden Avenue Trail
This paved trail connects to the MapleHart Trail, Ox Bow County Park and the city of Elkhart.
- Winona Interurban Trail
The Winona Interurban Trail, a paved trail, connects Goshen College with Greencroft Retirement Center, Bethany Christian School, and Waterford Elementary School.
Other Goshen Parks outdoor activities
Goshen College • 1700 South Main Street
Kercher’s Sunrise Orchard • 19498 CR 38
Kercher’s Sunrise Orchard – U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins • 19498 CR 38
Kercher’s Sunrise Orchard Fall Tours • 19498 CR 38
Goshen Farmers Market • 212 West Washington Street
Black Squirrel Golf Course • 1017 Larimer Drive
Maplecrest Country Club (Private) • 611 Hackett Road
New Paris Speedway • 16806 CR 46
Goshen Historical Society Museum • 124 South Main Street
Defries Gardens, home of the Calendar Garden • 17477 CR 46
Fidler Pond Park • 1424 East Lincolnway
There are 23 Goshen City Parks • Goshen Parks and Recreation Department, Main office 607 West Plymouth Street
Tyler S. Joldersma Skateboard Park • Tyler S. Joldersma Skate Park Chicago Avenue
Discover Goshen’s Downtown Shopping District featuring a thriving cultural arts scene, beautiful historic architecture and intriguing places to eat and shop. A few highlights:
Better World Books • 215 South Main Street
Found • 208 South Main Street
Ignition Music Garage • 120 East Washington Street
Old Bag Factory • 1100 North Chicago Avenue
Ten Thousand Villages Goshen • 206 South Main Street
Woldruff’s Footwear & Apparel • 129 South Main Street
Goshen Theater Tour • 216 South Main Street
Heritage Trail Tour • Elkhart County Visitors Center, 219 Caravan Drive, Elkhart
Quilt Garden’s Tour • Pick up a map at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, 234 South Main Street
Elkhart River Canoe Trip • Shanklin Park 411 West Plymouth Avenue
Fidler Pond Canoe and Kayak Rentals • 1424 East Lincolnway
Shanklin Park Swimming Pool • 411 West Plymouth Avenue
5 Incredible Day-Trips Within 30 Minutes of Goshen
One of the things that makes Goshen great is our nearness to other vibrant communities. From educational to recreational opportunities – to say nothing of shopping and dining – our neighbors have it all! Want to see? Join us on five themed “day trips” within a half-hour drive of Goshen.