Get out for National Trails Day

For my family, going for a walk is an everyday event. While not everyone has the time to go out and enjoy a little nature walk everyday, June 2 is your excuse to make the time and enjoy your local trails. Northeast Indiana has plentiful, beautiful trails that make your walking, jogging, biking and skating safe and scenic. Thanks to many updates around the region, trails are accessible for strollers and wheelchairs so folks of all abilities can enjoy them.

You don’t have to live in Fort Wayne to experience the trails. Almost every county in our region boasts a beautiful contribution to the trail system. So grab a friend or your puppy and start moving towards the trail closest to you!

 

The Trails

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Angola Trail

Counties: Steuben
Length: 4.4 miles
Trail end points: Commons Park and E. Wendell Jacob Avenue

This trail allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. It is located just miles from the Ohio and Michigan borders and pathways connect Fireman’s Park and Commons Park. The trail is also walking distance from Trine University. 

 

Rivergreenway

Counties: Allen
Length: 30.1 miles
Trail end points: Shoaff Park to Historic Old Fort (Fort Wayne); Historic Old Fort and Moser Park (New Haven); Historic Old Fort to Southtown Centre (Fort Wayne)

This trail allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. This impressive, 30-mile trail way runs through Fort Wayne, by the rivers, through downtown and connects residential districts. The Rivergreenway serves as an all inclusive and easily accessible trail for any resident of Allen County.

 

 

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Blue River Trail

Counties: Whitley
Length: 2.5 miles
Trail end points: S. Main St./US 30 north of E. Hanna St. and Morsches Park

This trail allows for biking, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. Blue River Trail helps link parks, businesses and residential areas along the Eel River.

 

 

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Fishing Line Trail

Counties: Noble
Length: 1.3 miles
Trail end points: E 850 N and E 800 N (Rome City)

This trail allows for biking and walking. This is a developing and constantly improving trail in Noble County whose goal is to connect the tight-knit communities in the county.

 

 

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Heritage Trail

Counties: Kosciusko
Length: 1.8 miles
Trail end points: Winona Avenue and Roy Street

This trail allows for biking and walking and is part of a larger system called the Lake City Greenway.

 

 

Paradise Spring Riverwalk Trail

Counties: Wabash
Length: 0.75 miles
Trail end points: S. Allen St. and E. Market St. and Paradise Spring Historical Park

Paradise Spring Riverwalk allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. This trail overlooks the Wabash River and goes through the Paradise Spring Historical Park. The park and trail highlight the historical significance of the area.

 

For more information on trails in northeast Indiana, check out one of these great resources!

Trail Link – Locations, maps, and all details of trails

Northeast Indiana Bike Trail – Best bike trails in northeast Indiana

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership  – Outside on the move, trails, parks and more

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation – Local guide to trails and current news

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Victoria Sarjeant

Author: Victoria Sarjeant

Victoria moved from to Fort Wayne from Greentown, IN in 2007. She received her BA in Political Science. She presented "Building Affinity Groups to Engage a New Generation of Alumni" at 2015 CASE V Conference and "Regional Talent Retention" at the 2017 CASE V Conference. She received the 2016 IPFW Distinguished Service Award, and was a director-at-large for IPFWAA Board of Directors. the secretary on the Emerging Leaders Alliance Executive Committee, vice chair of Living Fort Wayne Committee, a member of YLNI, a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and she runs her own business in her free time. She also owns I'm Not Wining, LLC and is an independent distributor for Young Living Essential Oils.

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