Thursday, September 28, 2023
Optional: Friday, September 29, 2023
Schrock Pavilion at Shanklin Park
411 W. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, IN
Thank you to everyone that attended this year's trails gathering. It sure was a fun one.
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023
9:15AM – 9:40AM Check in and networking
9:45AM - 10:00 AM Welcome from IPRA, Greenways Foundation, and Friends of Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Group
10:00AM - 11:00 AM Indiana Department of Natural Resources Presentation
11:10AM - 12:00 PM Invasive Species control and maintenance
12:00PM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45-1:45 PM Not just surface trails! 15 minutes each plus panel Q & A
Equine Trail Speaker
Mountain Bike Trail Speaker
Paddling/Water Trails Speaker
2:00PM - 2:30PM Monon/Indy Cultural Trail extension/update
2:30PM - 3:20 PM Collaborative Maintenance—strategies for operating a multi-jurisdictional trail network
3:20PM - 4:00 PM Trails Mean Business with Goshen Brewing Company!
4:30 PM – Networking and Fun at Goshen Brewing Company sponsored by the Greenways Foundation
Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
9:00 AM | Ride leaves from Abshire Park in Goshen. The first leg is 9-miles, ending at Das Dutchman Essenhaus (route is 18-miles total).
10:30 AM | Brunch and Program
a. Program: “Lessons Learned from 30-Years of Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Development”
b. Location: Das Dutchman Essenhaus. Those not participating in the morning ride can meet at the restaurant.
11:45 AM | Rides leave from Das Dutchman Essenhaus (multiple routes available)
a. Return to Abshire Park in Goshen (9-miles).
b. Ride with Abshire Park group to the newest/final section of the Pumpkinvine and Mooey’s Ice Cream and turn around (5-6 miles total)
c. Continue to Shipshewana via the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, and back to Abshire Park, Goshen (34-miles total, if beginning at Abshire Park, Goshen. 19-miles if beginning and ending at Das Dutchman Essenhaus).