Since Fort Wayne’s establishment, our three rivers: the St. Marys, the St. Joseph, and the Maumee, have been an intrinsic part of the city. From adventuring the trails along the river, to getting out onto the blueways, there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience and bond with the water!
If you’re ready to venture onto the waters, you can do it by canoe, single or double kayak, or standing paddleboard. Fort Wayne Outfitters rents all three at hourly, half-day, and full-day rates. You can also rent canoes or kayaks from Earth Adventures Unlimited. This is a great way to see the city! Check out a few of our suggested water trails here.
Experience the city by taking a boat ride on one of the three rivers in Downtown Fort Wayne.
You can enjoy rides along the river this summer with:
NEW! Travel Fort Wayne Rivers on Sweet Breeze, Fort Wayne’s authentic 1840s canal boat replica. This is not a boat ride, it’s an experience! Both 90 and 45 minute tours are available to entertain riders with colorful river lore stories, Fort Wayne history from the riverbank and muddy water tales. You’ll leave your voyage knowing more about our city, our heritage, and our water supply. Ticket prices range from $5-$30 and can be purchased from the Friends of the Rivers website: forfw.org or at fwoutfitters.com. All rides depart from Headwaters East for the 2017 season. For reservations and ride information, call Fort Wayne Outfitters: (260) 420-3962
NEW! Duck Boat - Visitors can also enjoy a 90-minute land and water tour on Fort Wayne’s new “duck boat,” an amphibious vehicle that offers sightseers downtown views as part of a 90-minute guided land-and-water tour. The vintage DUKW was built for military use during World War II, when troops and supplies needed to be moved quickly from ship to shore and back again, but many have been popularly adapted for recreational tourism uses.Rides will be $22 for adults and $10 for children. Reserve your spot after June 1 at FWOutfitters.com.
*Stay tuned for updates on how you can reserve these river cruises.
Fort Wayne is home to 86 parks and more than 90 miles of trails, the most prominent of which is Rivergreenway. The Rivergreenway Trail stretches 25 miles from Fort Wayne to New Haven, winding along the banks of the rivers. This trail is perfect for walking, jogging, rollerblading, biking, and more.
Rent a bike with Fort Wayne Outfitters who make it easy for you to hop on a trail and enjoy the river scenery.
Another way to travel the Rivergreenway is by segway! You can get a personalized tour of Fort Wayne and learn about our rich heritage and cultural significance on a guided segway tour from Tour Fort Wayne Segway Tours.
In the coming years, you’ll find even more ways to explore the rivers as a result of the RiverFront Fort Wayne project, a plan to develop the rivers and make them more accessible.
As Fort Wayne builds a vibrant community along our rivers, visitors and residents can still enjoy many events and activities right now with some of the following Riverfront Fort Wayne programming —
And much more!
For more information, visit riverfrontfw.org