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Explore the best rated trails in Niles, MI, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Granger Paths and Mishawaka Riverwalk . With more than 52 trails covering 3980 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
In my quest to ride my bike in all fifty states,I drove over 2,000 miles from southern California to ride thirty-four miles on this trail in early October. I was not disappointed! This is truly a five star trail, the quintessential Rails-to-Trails experience! There aren't enough superlatives to describe this trail!
In simplest terms, this curvy trail through the Indiana countryside made this sixty-eight year old guy happy. I realized I was actually smiling as I pedaled through the woods upon a carpet of golden brown leaves. The corn fields are amazing, as are the farms and their pastures of grazing horses, cows, and sheep.
I especially enjoyed my interactions with the friendly Amish community. Whether on their bikes, walking, in their yards, or passing by and waving from their horse drawn carriages, they comprised at least 75% of the people I encountered. I think the trail should be nicknamed "The Amish Trail" in their honor. There sure as heck aren't any pumpkins!
Elkhart County, you are to be commended, and your trail deserves Hall of Fame status!
This is a great bike path to connect the community and keep children out of street.
I biked the trail from Middlebury to Shipshewana. It was a beautiful ride through Amish country. However, the trail itself was nice and flat, but was peppered with horse manure, and very buggy! In addition, it was very heavily used which made the ride much less relaxing than others. Keep in mind, the access to amenities is limited in on Sundays, so riding the Pumpkinvine take a little planning. Otherwise, enjoy the meandering trail some of the best of what Indiana has to offer!
Very nice, well maintained. Great great trail for getting the miles in. Shipshewana to Goshen is as good as it gets. Coming back...whew, mostly entirely uphill to varying degrees. I'll be back in the fall for the colors.
My son and I just returned from riding the Pumpkinvine for the first time, and it did not disappoint. The word to best describe it would be bucolic.
The trails is great, the scenery is great (especially Krider's Garden in Mulberry), and it's nice to be among the Amish and learn more about their lifestyle.
Lovely trail! A mix of urban and Wooded.
Nice trail and very interesting area with many Amish passing you on a bicycle pulling large trailers full of all types of supplies and materials.
Be a lot nicer if all the gaps are filled without using roads.
This trail serves as bicycle friendly way to get you from Elkhart down to Goshen to connect to the Pumpkinvine trail. The route goes along a road and through the cemetery. It gets you from point to point. It is better than not having a trail if you want to get somewhere along here but would not travel out of my way to ride this trail.
Follows along river and through parks. Connects with other trails but would be nice if there was a way to extend over to Elkhart.
Nice trail. Could use some better signage by E. Madison to stay on trail route.
Some areas could use some resurfacing but overall good trail.
I was trying to connect from the other trails to the southwest to make it into Michigan City and thought this might be worth trying. I made a bad assumption that since it was in a National Park it must get maintained well. I was wrong and maybe next time I will find another way.
I think for this trail to be viable it will need to be elevated so the water drains off. At the moment it sits so low that it will continue to be a rough gravel stretch with a string of pot holes. But if you enjoy that sort of thing this might be something worth trying.
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