Best Scenic Hiking Trails in Indiana’s Cool North
Posted on October 5, 2023 by Dina Miller
In Indiana's Cool North you can find hiking trails to suit your physical fitness level and scenery preference. Do you prefer hiking by a lake or river, or exploring on a trail with diverse ecosystems? You can find both leisurely strolls through nature, and a more physically demanding hike, like the 3 Dune Challenge. We have a list of trails you can explore; find one that fits your style!
Pumpkinvine Nature Trail for the Diverse Landscape
If you are looking for diverse landscapes, the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail offers three distinct settings along its path. The trail system passes through urban areas, small towns and farming regions.
The 16.5- mile trail, that follows the abandoned Pumpkinvine railroad, connects Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana. Each is a unique community, with the farming regions in between, including the third largest Amish community in the United States.
- 72 Minutes to Michigan City
- 76 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
- 98 Minutes to South Shore