It’s always a good time to get a breath of fresh air, and Elkhart County’s parks and trails are a fantastic way for you and the family to enjoy the great outdoors. So pull on the parka, hat, gloves, scarf and boots and get out and explore. 

Elkhart County Parks

From cross-country skiing to snowshoeing and sledding adventures, options for snowy recreation are practically endless in Elkhart County. With groomed trails weaving through woods and diverse terrains, there are plenty of scenic snowscapes to explore. Snow is unpredictable and a minimum of 6 inches is required to groom, so be sure to check the website to find current conditions on the trails before heading out to any of the Elkhart County Parks 4 locations. 

Whether you’re in Goshen, Middlebury or Shipshewana, all three are great places to strike out from the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail’s trailheads for a brisk winter walk, jog or bike ride. There’s no shortage of stunning vistas as this trail winds its way through woodlands, marshes and farmland.

Power up with a coffee and hand-crafted baked goods at shops all along the trail. Cool down by strolling through artisan shops. You’re sure to find a new favorite whether you’re looking for gorgeous pottery, hand-carved furniture or sweetly scented handmade soaps and bath products.


NIBCO Water & Ice Park
Lace up those skates for an exhilarating time on the ice loop in the heart of downtown Elkhart. You’re close to even more shops and re