Fort Wayne Apple Trail
◯ Johnny Appleseed Festival, September 21 - 22, 2019 - a period-authentic festival featuring food, games, markets, reenactments and more. Take a picture with a Johnny Appleseed reenactor or a classic Johnny Appleseed treat!
◯ Get your baseball mitt ready for some affordable family fun, with $6 lawn seats at a TinCaps Baseball Game (regular season April to September). Take a picture with a TinCaps Player, Johnny TinCap or with your Apple Cart treat!
◯ Explore the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo (open April to October) and see if the Red Pandas, Giraffes, primates, or other animals are nibbling on some apples! Take a picture of these animals or in front of the classic Zoo sign!
◯ Grab a basket and head to a Fort Wayne Apple Orchard to pick your favorite variety. Snap a photo in the orchard or show us your apple bounty!
◯ Lace up your running shoes and participate in the Hot Cider Hustle on November 11! All participants receive a shirt, hot cider, a caramel apple and a finishers mug!
◯ Bite into a DeBrand Fine Chocolates Caramel Apple for a delicious luxury – apples available in October.
◯ Enjoy a nice helping of Apple Pie Baked Beans from Shigs in Pit – they won’t disappoint.
◯ Fall is not complete without a s’more – make your own Fort Wayne S’more with your DeBrand Fine Chocolates Caramel Apple or an apple from your orchard visit! Add a slice of apple to your regular s’more and celebrate Fort Wayne’s connection with Johnny Appleseed.
◯ Order a Caramel Apple Latte for your morning pick me up at the Firefly Coffee House.
Any time of year
◯ Explore the Old Fort grounds and keep a lookout for an apple tree – a descendant of an original tree planted by John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed.
◯ Take the Native Trees of Indiana River Walk on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus, and see if you can spot the native Indiana apple tree.
◯ Step into the Genealogy Center and discover the family history of Johnny Appleseed. Ask a genealogist for help, and learn how to discover your own family history while you are there.
◯ Get the perfect selfie at the Hyde Brothers Booksellers Mural – can you find Johnny Appleseed in the mural?
◯ Discover the history of Johnny Appleseed at The History Center! Snap a photo of Johnny Appleseed’s flask or their beautiful building!
21 and older
◯ Pull up a seat at Kekionga Cider Mill for their Kekionga Old Bicorne Cider, also found at Firefly Coffee House.
◯ Relax after a day of exploring, and head to HT2 to sip on their Apple Pie Moonshine. Cocktail available October 2.
◯ Take a tour and taste Three Rivers Distilling Company’s Caramel Single Malt Whiskey, available after September 1 at their Tasting Room.
◯ Relax at Wine Down with some of their great seasonal cocktails. Last year’s cocktails included marshmallow and green apple fernet sours, and warm hot cider cocktails – menu may vary.
◯ Add an Apple Cider Mule, featuring Kekionga Old Bicorne Hard Apple Cider, to your order at Sweet Lou’s.