Make the Most of What’s Left of Summer
There are still a few weeks — at least — of great weather ahead of us before Autumn chills lead to Winter hibernation. Here are some suggestions on how to enjoy the weather, our fair city, and the surrounding countryside.
- Bike, rollerblade, run, power walk, or stroll the ever-growing Fort Wayne Trails system.
- Explore Eagle Marsh, a 716-acre wetland nature preserve with over ten miles of trails which allow hikers to access the preserve’s varied habitats of shallow-water wetland, sedge meadow, prairie, mature forest and young trees. On Sunday, September 11 attend the Monarch Festival from 12-4 (details on the website).
- Experience the Fort Wayne Parks system. Did you know we have 86 parks covering 2,805 acres of parkland?! Details about each of them, along with trail maps, upcoming activities, and more can be found here.
- Venture out to the Allen County Parks. Activities include hiking, lake beaches and swimming, fishing, playgrounds, picnic areas, and nature education programs. Parks in the system are:
– Fox Island (southwest Allen County near Aboite)
– Metea (northeast Allen County near Leo)
– Payton (northern Allen County near Huntertown)
– Cook’s Landing (northern Allen County on Coldwater Rd.)
- Plenty of warm days left for enjoying nearby lakes! Spend a day at Pokagon State Park. Activities include:
– paddleboat and rowboat rental
– sand volleyball
– swimming & a beach
– horseback riding
- And if you just feel like enjoying the nice weather with friends at a table full of tasty food and cold drinks — who can blame you?! — hit one of the many Downtown Fort Wayne restaurants with outdoor dining!
Calhoun Street Soups Salads Spirits
The Deck at Don Hall’s Gas House Restaurant
The Hoppy Gnome
Pint & Slice
The Oyster Bar
The Sidecar Patio at Wine Down
- Nothing says Summer like a music festival and Fort Wayne finally has one of its very own! Middle Waves music festival is September 16-17.
Don’t let Summer pass you by – get out there and enjoy it while you can!