2017 Indiana Trails Study Summary Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)
Statewide Trail Map 2016 (PDF, 5 MB)
A corridor that once carried interurban passengers now accommodates people-powered travelers. The Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail serves southwest Fort Wayne as it links the popular and extensive Rivergreenway to Aboite Trails. Trailheads provide parking and restrooms for humans at Rockhill Park, Glendale Road and Engle Road at Eagle Marsh, a scenic wetland that provides habitat for waterfowl, amphibians and other wildlife. The trail's smooth asphalt surface transitions to a boardwalk across a sensitive marsh as it connects residential neighborhoods, woodland, fields and wetlands with downtown Fort Wayne.
Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, TrailLink, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Our Trail of the Month feature is sponsored by Citizens Energy Group.
Diana and Hall Virgil received a well-earned honor when the Brownsburg Parks & Recreation Board voted to name a park after them to honor their years of work and effort to create and sustain the B&O Trail.
For added coolness as you find your way around the Fort Wayne trail system, download the new Fort Wayne Trails App. Available for iOS, coming soon for Android.
You may download our 2018 Annual Report (PDF, 721 KB) or read the synopsis below.
The Greenways Foundation presented our 2019 Legislative Platform with the help of Indiana trail stakeholders. We continue to work with state legislators on funding the existing Trails Maintenance Fund and sustainable funding for new trails when the Next Level Trails program is complete. The demand for trails in Indiana is strong!
We proudly sponsored the 2018 Greenways+Blueways Map in Northwest Indiana. We have served as a sponsor for this excellent resource since the first map was published in 2008. We understand the importance of marketing, and can help you with getting the word out about your trail, too!
Our state license plate accounts for our main source of revenue. At the end of 2018, there were 1,446 plates sold for a total income of $36,150. Those who buy plates become new members of the Foundation. Thanks to our state plates, we were able to award $21,000 in grants to five trail projects in 2018! These include:
License plates 67%
Annual luncheon 27%
Grants program 44%
Business expenses 36%
— Community engagement, accounting services, board insurance, reimbursements
— Luncheon venue, printing, marketing, conferences