Let’s explore!

No matter your adventure type – from soft adventure to more active thrills – Fort Wayne has an outdoor activity for you! We are known for our three rivers and more than 140 miles of trails, and they are all waiting for you to explore!

Paddles Up

With 8 miles of riverfront in downtown Fort Wayne and access to the St. Joseph in Leo Cedarville, take to the friendly waters of Fort Wayne for an accessible experience for even the novice paddler.

Take to the Trails

Explore Fort Wayne on two wheels! Whether you bring your own bike or get fitted for a rental at Fort Wayne Outfitters, we make hitting the trails easy and fun. Find trail itineraries through urban and natural settings for all skill levels at VisitFortWayne.com/Trails or with the Fort Wayne Outdoor Pass!

Biking the trails downtown.

Easy Walks: Downtown Walking Tour

Take this self-guided, urban walking tour and explore the most popular sites of downtown Fort Wayne, both new and historic. Visit museums, shops, restaurants, and parks along the way, and end your tour with a bird's eye view of the city from Conner's Rooftop and Bar on top of the Hampton Inn Downtown.

Easy Walks: Eagle Marsh

Hike Trail 6 to loop around Eagle Marsh’s protected wetlands, popular for viewing wildlife such as Mink, Fox Squirrels, Painted Turtles, Salamanders, and many species of birds such as Snow Geese, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and Sandhill Cranes.

Easy Walks: Lindenwood Nature Preserve

Walk the Trail of Reflection Loop for an easy and beautiful hike to a reflection pond surrounded by tall trees and lush foliage.

Lindenwood Nature Preserve in Early Fall

Other Sights to See

Urban Views:

Birdie's at The Bradley

Conner's Rooftop

Treetop Canopy Trail at Promenade Park

Embassy Rooftop during "Summer Nights at the Embassy"

Natural Delights:

Lakeside Park Rose Garden

Fox Island

Salomon Farm

LC Nature Park

ACRES Preserves

This article can also be found on page 16 of the 2022 Fort Wayne Visitors Guide. View the current Visitors Guide here.

This post was originally published in 2022 and has been updated. Last Updated: April 2024