The trail crosses a wooden trestle bridge near the Elkhart/LaGrange County line and continues east through agricultural countryside. Meadow Lark school is on the south side of the trail at County Road 1150.
Farther east the trail passes residences surounding Shipshewana Lake. The lake is not visible from the trail. Sandhill cranes inhabit the wetlands around the lake and their calls can be heard from the trail.
The Brethren Retreat Center has a camp on the south side of the trail near County Road 900 W.
About 800 feet north of the trail on County Road 900 W is the Chief Shipshewana Memorial.
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail ends at County Road 850, 0.6 mile west of Shipshewana. To reach the town proceed south on County Road 850 and then turn east on County Road 250 N (Middlebury St.).
Parking and restrooms are available in Shipshewana. See Trail Access for more information.
Shipshewana is a popular tourist destination featuring traditional country life. Information for visitors is available at the LaGrange County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 780 S. Van Buren St. in Shiphshewana.
The original Pumpkin Vine Railroad station in Shipshewana is now the Galarina Folk Arts shop.
The Shipshewana Event Center houses the Hochstetler Auto Museum, a collection of vintage Hudson automobiles.