This Saturday, visitors to LaGrange County can be a part of two very different outdoors events offered on the same day.
Pumpkinvine Bike Ride in Shipshewana
What was once an active railroad line in the late 1800s and early 1900s is today a rural transportation path for walkers, joggers, and bike riders, known as the “Pumpkinvine Trail.”
Each year, Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail organizes a bike ride, and as the trail grows, so grows the popularity of event.
This Saturday marks this year’s ride, with the Shipshewana Flea Market at 345 S. Van Buren Street (SR 5) being the starting point for the trail ride in LaGrange County.
The 20-mile, 21-mile, 51-mile, 60-mile, and 100-mile loops begin at 7:00 am, and the 13-mile family trail ride begins at 8:30.
SAGS are located along the trail rides and include an ample supply of energy food, water, and Gatorade. Other refreshments are also served at the beginning and end of rides.
For online information on the Pumpkinvine Nature Rail ride, visit www.Pumpkinvine.org. or call 574-266-1362.
Cook’s Bison Ranch Celebrates Calf Days
Cook’s Bison Ranch, located at 5645 East 600 South in Wolcottville, allows an up close and personal look at the mighty bison when they host Calf Days on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm at their bison ranch.
Now in its eleventh year, Calf Days has grown to attract over 1,000 guests with covered wagon rides, entertainment, concessions, games, and other activities.
While admission is free, a minimal parking fee is charged, and donations are being accepted to support 2012 Missions to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Details can be found online at www.cooksbisonranch.com, or by calling 866.382.2356.
Click here to watch a video about Cook’s Bison Ranch.