If you're looking for an enjoyable way to stay in shape, Fort Wayne's got you covered. With more than 100 miles of trails, you've got plenty of scenic ground to cover! 

Easy Outdoor Activities in Fort Wayne

If you love to get a breath of fresh air at a leisurely to moderate pace, I suggest a stroll along a nature trail.

Within Allen County, there are more than a dozen parks and preserves which offer numerous pathways with easy to moderate fitness levels. Some of the favorite pathways of locals can be found at City of Fort Wayne's Parks and Recreations' Lindenwood Nature PreserveACRES Land Trusts' Dustin Preserve and Allen County Parks' Department Metea Park

Parks and Trails

Play Footgolf

Players try to kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible in this simple sport. The cross between soccer and golf is for all ages and abilities -- as long as you can kick a soccer ball, you can play. This fun way of exercise is found at McMillen Park.

Rent a Kayak

Individuals can rent a kayak by the hour or day at Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Rental (1004 Cass Street, Fort Wayne, IN, just off Wells Street). Visitors can row their kayak at a leisurely pace up and down three rivers, and see Fort Wayne from a different point of view.


Toss a Frisbee

What better way to hone your throwing skills and keep your figure than Frisbee golf! Whether you play by yourself, a partner or a group of friends, you can play this game that combines Frisbee throwing and golf. Frisbee golf courses can be found in Fort Wayne at Swinney ParkShoaff Park, and Tillman Park, and in New Haven at Moser Park.

If you just wish to enjoy the outdoors, take a seat at one of the benches along the RivergreenwayHeadwaters parkPromenade Park, and more!

This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated.