Best Fall Events in Indiana’s Cool North

Time to start planning ahead for the best fall events!  Fall vibes are in the air even though it might still feel like summer during some of these events.  Some are festivals that center around harvest and the symbols of fall - the pumpkins, the corn mazes, the apples, the sunflowers; while others are favorite festivals that annually take place in the fall.  Don't miss all the Indiana's Cool North has to offer this fall.

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail - Immersed in Autumn Colors

Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Fall Glory 2


Whether you like to cycle, walk or run, the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is the place for you this fall.  The trail follows scenic vistas where the Pumpkin Vine Railroad once transported people and goods, locally for over 100 years. But in November of 1980, the railroad ceased its operations.  For the past 20 years segments have been developed and added to the trail following the old railroad, which now connects Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana.

Fall will be the perfect time to view the farmland and prairie that surround the trail.

For information on nearby lodging.  Request a destination guide for Elkhart County.

  • 72 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 76 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 98 Minutes to South Shore

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