Fall Color Spots in Indiana’s Cool North

The autumn foliage is about to burst into vibrant color.  You don't need to wait for the peak color to enjoy fall's spectacle; the early changing colors mixed with the contrast of the summer green makes for a stunning look.  If you are determined to wait for the peak color, keep watching around mid-October.   We've gathered some inspiration to help you discover where you can immerse yourself in the glorious colors of fall in Indiana's Cool North.

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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