Get out for National Trails Day
May29

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 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.    It’s a beautiful day for a morning bike ride. ☀☀☀#rivergreenway #lovingthisindiansummer A post shared by Sarah Sexton (@i.am.sarah.sexton) on Oct 18, 2017 at 8:00am PDT 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.     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.     Fairy spot on #Fishinglinetrail. A post shared by Roberta Stone, ASID, RID (@stone.roberta) on Jun 3, 2017 at 8:30am PDT 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.     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...

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LFW Member Spotlight – Alexandra Sauer
Mar29

LFW Member Spotlight – Alexandra Sauer

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne are? Or maybe you’re curious about the different things our team does every day that make Living Fort Wayne the go-to destination for all the great things happening in our city. In this new spotlight series, we’ll be featuring a few of our amazing volunteers who will share a bit about their contributions to Living Fort Wayne and what they do outside of their volunteer work with us. Today we are spotlighting one of Living Fort Wayne’s Contributing Writers, Alexandra Sauer! What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? I grew up in Fort Wayne, but left the city after high school to explore the world.  Thirteen years later, I’m back and am always looking for ways to become more involved in the community while learning about my new (again) city.  Being a writer for LFW has been a huge help in getting to know Fort Wayne and meeting new people. Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne I work as the Community Relations & Events Manager for our local non-profit organization, the Positive Resource Connection.   If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? I love Fort Wayne, but wouldn’t mind avoiding the harsh winters in a more temperate location near a beach. If you had a friend coming in from out of town, what is the one can’t miss thing you would show them or do with them in Fort Wayne? One thing?  That’s a tough one!  I think I would have my friend visit in the summer so we can take a long bike ride along the River Greenway stopping at The Deck for a drink, a picnic at Headwaters, and ending at a TinCaps baseball game.  That’s one thing, right? If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? “Gold Dust Woman” – Fleetwood Mac Keep your eyes peeled for the next Spotlight with another one of Living Fort Wayne’s volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to help out with our blog, send us an email at info@livingfortwayne.com or reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook. We’re always interested in meeting with other folks who are passionate about sharing all that’s great about living, working, and playing right here in Fort...

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