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Fort Wayne Trails will act as a community partner and advocate in the development of a connected, multi-purpose system of trails in Allen County.


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Trail Mix

We're passionate about the trails, and we want to share that passion with you. Check back often to see news, editorials, photos, and more featuring the trails in and around Fort Wayne.

2017 Success Stories

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This year we’ve celebrated the completion of the 100th paved mile of trail in our community, and we can’t thank everyone enough for helping our community hit this milestone!  Over the last month, we have had the opportunity to explore the history of our organization, including our three predecessor organizations.…

February 2017 Newsletter

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

Want to be on our Trail Map? People love our annual trail map! Our trail map sponsors are essential to our mission of improving connectivity and community engagement. In recent years we've printed 25,000 of these annually. Well, this is no longer enough (we ran out 4 months early this past season!).  In 2017 Fort…

December 2016 Newsletter

Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Covington Ribbon Cutting Fort Wayne Trails held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Covington Road trail on November 17th, 2016. The Covington Trail connects to the already extensive network of trails throughout the Fort Wayne area. Trail users can now travel via trail from West Hamilton Road to Headwaters…

Paving the Way for Trail Development

Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2016

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson Much of what we do at Fort Wayne Trails is going to be used for generations to come. A true and lasting legacy for our community! Read more about our annual Paving the Way campaign.   

Pokemon Go Trail Rules

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon wranglers, please note: Do not enter private property or cross through the yards of homes along the trail. Stay on the trails. Yield to slower trail users. If you have stopped, please move just off of the trail. Listen for others who may be using the trails. Look up from your phone frequently. Keep to the right,…

Run, Walk, or Stroll for the Trails, August 13th!

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016

Runners, walkers, and baby strollers, grown-ups, grandparents and kids, are all welcome at Fort Wayne Trails’ 7th annual Pufferbelly 5K Run/Walk on August 13th. The event takes place at Parkview YMCA, located at 10001 Dawson's Creek Blvd, near Salomon Farm Park and includes a 5k race and 1-mile kids' fun run,…

We’re competing to win $100,000 for Trails

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 18, 2016: Fort Wayne Trails has joined the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. For the third year in a row, Art Van Furniture is sponsoring a CrowdRise Challenge and is donating over $300,000 in prize money to organizations…

Kickstart Summer this May!

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

There's a trail activity for everyone in May, 2016.   We'll kickstart the Kickstart Fort Wayne celebration with our next Early Bird Nature Walk and Bike Ride on May 1, at 8am, along with Riverfront Fort Wayne. Trek the Trail Bike Rides begin May 3, and continue every Tuesday at 6:00pm. Find the locations on…

Fort Wayne’s Award-Winning Trails

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fort Wayne Trails and the City of Fort Wayne have been recognized with two statewide awards for the trail network by Indiana’s Greenways Foundation. Fort Wayne Trails was awarded Outstanding Trail Group for trail development and expanding Indiana's trail network. The nomination noted that our organization “worked…

1/3 of the Way!

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Our annual Paving the Way for more trails campaign is ramping up, and many friends and fans of the trails have already pledged their support.  We’re over 1/3 of the way to our goal of $150, 000, and thank all who have already said, “Yes!”' A mile of trail costs, on average, about $600,000, and…