Around the city of Fort Wayne, smaller communities offer character and charm, alongside unique shopping and dining options. Experience all that our area has to offer in these nearby communities:
Grabill offers a glimpse of an authentic, living Amish community filled with fascinating shops, rural scenes, picturesque farms, and horse-drawn vehicles. Download a Grabill shopping and driving guide to discover the tastes and experiences of this charming community.
Enjoy the Harlan Days Community Festival, which takes place the first weekend in August and features a parade, food tent, and other Indiana festival favorites. And, be sure to stop by Harlan Donuts to grab a hot donut, right off the rack!
In early August, don’t miss Huntertown Heritage Days Festival, where you can catch a parade, see a talent show, and eat great food from local food vendors.
Hop on over to New Haven, by taking the Rivergreenway trail east just past Kreager Park! Grab a bite to eat and then enjoy the classic New Haven Canal Days (pictured above) in early June. And, if you’re looking to beat the summer heat, make a stop at Jury Pool for a dip, splash, or a slide into their impressive pool.
Leo-Cedarville offers outstanding outdoor recreation at the Hurshtown Reservoir (where you can rent a canoe or try your hand at fishing), Riverside Park (which features biking and walking trails and a new splashpad), and the Leo-Cedarville Imagination Station (a wooden playground that is every child’s delight)! While there, be sure to stop by The Olde Church Shoppes for antiques, and the Leo Café and Old Towne Diner (try the Friday fish special).
Other Nearby Communities Include:
Stop by Dunfee, and grab at bite at Pickles Café, a delicious out-of-the-way cafe. While you’re there, stop by the Plumtickled Junction for unique gifts.
Enjoy a cone at the Whippy Dip, and check out the other local restaurants on South Street. Don't forget to check out the recently renovated Monroeville Community Park. Featuring a fishing pier, playgrounds, a splash pad, and more.
From their annual Christmas Parade, to the summer-favorite Hoagland Days, visit Hoagland for a delightful community celebration!
The Woodburn Community Park contains 3-lighted ball diamonds, playground equipment, 2-horsehoe pits, sand volleyball court, and basketball court, along with a shelter, picnic area and public restrooms.
You won't want to miss the famous Arcola Tractor Pull, held annually in late June.