Rivergreenway

The Rivergreenway is the backbone of the Fort Wayne Area Trail network. The trails that make up the Rivergreenway include the St. Joseph Pathway, St. Joe Blvd Pathway, St. Marys Pathway and Maumee Pathway.

Type: Greenway, Urban Trail
Length: 23.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Skateboarding
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Fort Wayne and New Haven, Throughout metro Fort Wayne, riverside paths along Maumee, St. Joseph and St, Mary’s Rivers.

States: Indiana
Counties: Allen
Latitude: 41.084479   Longitude: -85.131631

There are many access points. Key parks where you can access the Rivergreenway include: Johnny Appleseed Park, Lawton Park, Foster Park, Tillman Park, Bloomingdale Park, Rockhill Park and Kreager Park.
In New Haven, Moser Park is the best access point.

Description

The Rivergreenway is a 25-mile linear park within the cities of Fort Wayne and New Haven in Allen County, Indiana. The trail is located along the banks of the St. Marys, st. Joseph, and Maumee Rivers. Historically, these rivers were utilized as an important hub for trade and transportation for both Native Americans and early settlers.

Located along the Rivergreenway, the Historic Old Fort provides visitors with a representation of life in the untamed "west." This green corridor provides an opportunity for recreation, fitness, alternative transportation and conservation in a natural setting while still being close to everything.

A 3-mile extension of the Rivergreenway is planned along the St. Joseph River to Shoaff Park and will be constructed in 2009 and 2010. In the near future, this trail network will also be connected with trails built in southwest Allen County, via the old Wabash and Erie Canal, called the Towpath Trail, providing recreation enthusiasts with a 40-mile east/west corridor across Allen County. Additional plans include the Six Mile Creek Trail which will create a 26-mile loop within the Rivergreenway network of both Fort Wayne and New Haven.

The continued development of the Rivergreenway network and many additional trails within Allen County, Indiana, have been made possible through the grassroots efforts of three greenway advocacy groups - the Greenway Consortium, Aboite New Trails and Northwest Allen Trails. These three groups have partnered with the cities of Fort Wayne and New Haven and Allen County to plan and develop a safe, interconnected, multi-use trails network.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 732
Elevation High Point: 784
Year Designated: 2009

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Dawn Ritchie
City of Fort Wayne
200 E. Berry St, Suite 210
Fort Wayne , IN 46802
(260) 427-6002
dawn.ritchie@cityoffortwayne.org
http://www.cityoffortwayne.org/trails

Trail Management:
Mike Clendenen
New Haven - Adams Twp. Park & Rec
1125 Hartzell Street
New Haven , IN 46774
(260) 747-2212
mclendenen@newhavenin.org
http://www.newhavenparksandrec.com/parks-and-facilities/#trails

 

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