Elkhart County, Indiana

Field Trip Ideas

Elkhart County is full of fun places for you and your family to have an adventure. Whether you only have a couple of free hours or the whole day, we have conveniently listed some local places for your family to drop in and enjoy. If you know of any field trip spots not listed, please contact us.


Our local parks are full of hidden gems that we have highlighted below. If there are any other fun features at your favorite park that we did not yet include, please contact us.

City of Elkhart Parks and Recreation

  – Map of City Parks

Elkhart County Parks

  – All Parks Outdoor Activities

  – Bonneyville Mill – home of the state’s oldest operating grist mill

  – Boot Lake Nature Preserve

  – Cobus Creek – includes a Sensory Garden

  – Elkhart County Historic Museum

  – Liebea Nature Preserve

  – Ox Bow

       – Nature Programs

  – Pumpkinvine Nature Trail – runs from Goshen to Shipshewana

  – River Preserve

  – Treasure Island

Goshen City Parks

  – Abshire Park

  – Allan J. Kauffman Park includes a children’s interactive art and music play area

  – Bakersfield Park

  – Burdick Park

  – Church Park

  – Dr. Larry Beachy Classified Forest

  – Dykstra Park

  – Fidler Pond Park

  – Five Points Park

  – Hay Park

  – Lafayette Triangle Park

  – Linway Lake

  – Little Growers Educational Program

  – Maple City Greenway Trails

  – McFarland Park

  – Millrace Park is home to the Rieth Interpretive Center

  – Model School Park

  – Mullet Park

  – Oakridge Park

  – Pringle Park

  – Rieth Park includes a Splash Pad and a playset that has an adaptive seat and a wheelchair swing

  – Rogers Park

  – Shanklin Park includes community-built Tommy’s Kids Castle

  – Shoup-Parsons Woods Park includes a boardwalk overlooking an existing wetland and additional interpretive trails

  – Walnut Park includes a Splash Pad

  – Water Tower Park

  – Waterford Park

Ideal Beach Water Park

Island Park

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