Kayak and Canoe

Paddle Allen County

Fort Wayne was built at the confluence of three rivers: the St. Joseph River, St. Marys River, and Maumee River. Visitors can enjoy the diverse offerings of these rivers as they paddle through urban, residential, forested and agricultural lands, each providing a unique perspective on life in northeast Indiana. So, put in and paddle any of the following recommended water trails.

If you didn’t bring your canoe or kayak with you, you can rent one at Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot, located at 1004 Cass Street on the banks of the St. Marys River. You can use your own equipment and they can transport you, or you can rent your watercraft right from them.

Watercraft can also be rented from Earth Adventures Unlimited located at 1804 West Main Street, 46808. They will help renters strap the boat on their car, to put in wherever you choose.

Local outfitters can help you choose the best route for your group, or below are just a few of our favorite paddles that you may enjoy. In addition, you can access our digital HIKES, BIKES and PADDLES pass to earn free prizes as you explore our rivers!

Northeast Indiana Water Trails: Bringing the Rivers into Your Life

The Northeast Indiana Water Trails has also developed a waterproof water trail map showing the location of the 29 access sites located on the Cedar Creek and the St. Joseph, St. Marys, and Maumee Rivers, as well as potential dangers on the water trails such as low head dams.

Discover this information, as well as an event calendar, fishing and wildlife info, and a map of all 88 access sites in NE Indiana (18 of which are located in Allen County) at www.neiwatertrails.com

You can also pick up your map up Visit Fort WayneEarth Adventures Unlimited, or Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot.  See you on the water!!