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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.

Trail smarts

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012

Recent events, both good and bad, have generated talk around our trails. This 68-mile network of paved paths is one of the most heavily used assets in our city. August alone saw an estimated 59,000 trips on our trails, an average of about 1900 per day. Most sections are highly visible, and many are monitored by the Fort…

Just walk out the door

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012

I love to travel and explore new cities. I especially enjoy soaking up the sights and sounds of large population centers that have the numbers to offer diverse opportunities beyond those of Fort Wayne—stuff our size just doesn’t support. A couple of months ago, I found myself delightedly wandering the streets…

Puffed up with pride

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012

Congratulations to everyone who participated in last weekend's Pufferbelly 5K! We knew you could do it! Our 3rd annual race exceeded our expectations in all ways. From the weather to the number of participants to meeting our financial goals, we couldn't be happier. Although we're still confirming…

Benefit the Trails with a Home Energy Assessment from Energizing Indiana!

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012

Energizing Indiana and Fort Wayne Trails are partnering to bring you an easy, economical way to support our local trail network. When you sign up for a Home Energy Assessment through Fort Wayne Trails, Energizing Indiana will donate $25 to Fort Wayne Trails! Read on to find out more… What is a Home Energy Assessment?…

All aboard!

Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2012

Whoo whoo! The Pufferbelly's coming; get on board or get off the tracks! The 3rd Annual Pufferbelly 5K Family Run/Walk takes place on August 25, and we want YOU to join us. Besides being a great trail fundraiser, this event is a lot of fun. Even if you're not a runner, you can do it. After all, I'm living proof.…

Trails: not just for biking anymore!

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

For the past month, many of our trail efforts have concentrated on biking events in celebration of National Bike Month. As May draws to a close, we certainly want to keep the two-wheeled momentum rolling, but it’s also a great time to consider the many other ways we can use our miles and miles and miles (68 and growing!)…

Rules of the road

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012

We’re smack in the middle of national bike month, and Fort Wayne has already enjoyed several terrific events: National Bike to Work Day, Ride of Silence, and Bike to the Ballpark, to name a few. The month's not over yet, and there is more great stuff yet to come. Don't forget all the brand, spankin'…

Gotta Do It!

Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Our trails are terrific, and they're getting noticed. Indiana Restart Your Engines, Indiana's official travel planning service, has compiled a list of the state's "Best Summer Gotta-Dos," and Fort Wayne Trails occupy a proud spot! It's an honor to be on the list at all, but there's a good chance our…

Tales from the Trails: Bald Eagle Sighting

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012

One of our board members, Sandi Kemmish, had an unexpected thrill on a recent trail trek. Read on to share her experience. As luck would have it, I am very fortunate to live near the Towpath Trail and have become a frequent user. Walking the trails daily has become the greatest source of enjoyment for my dog and me. We…

FWT To Host Celebration at Salomon Farm Park on May 1!

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Inaugural Trek the Trails Celebration! This Tuesday May 1 starting at 5:15pm, Fort Wayne Trails will host a special kickoff celebration at Salomon Farm Park located at 817 West Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. What, exactly, are we kicking off? Well, FWT is launching a new campaign called the "Countdown to Connectivity".…