6-week media campaign to build awareness, encourage donations Fort Wayne, Ind. – The City of Fort Wayne is collaborating with three local non-profit trail groups to form Fort Wayne Trails, encouraging the use and expansion of the City’s trail network.

Aboite New Trails announces a $75,000 donation from STAR Financial Bank and partnerships with HPN, Indiana’s Newscenter and Federated Media for new Fort Wayne Trails campaign

FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 12, 2008 – Aboite New Trails (ANT) announces a $75,000 donation from STAR Financial Bank designated for the newly named Fort Wayne Trails syst

Aboite New Trails announces a $25,000 donation from BKD

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 31, 2007 – Aboite New Trails (ANT) announces a $25,000 donation over two years from BKD, designated for Phase II of the Aboite Trails system.

Get Caught on the Aboite Trails on Sunday, October 14, 1:00pm

FORT WAYNE, Ind., October 12, 2007 – Aboite New Trails will host “Get Caught on the Aboite Trails” this Sunday, October 14 from 1-4pm, when volunteers will hand out free prizes to trail users of all ages walking or riding on the Aboite Trails.

Aboite New Trails Receives $25K From Lincoln Financial Foundation for Towpath Trailhead and Public Art Project

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 29, 2007 – Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded Aboite New Trails (ANT) a $25,000 grant for the Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trailhead located at the intersection of Engle Road and the Towpath Trail. The Towpath Trailhead serves as the gateway to the Aboite Trails system which when complete will include over 40 miles of multi-use trails.

Aboite New Trails announces opening of 1-mile Vann Family Trail on June 11, 2007

FORT WAYNE, Ind., May 25, 2007 – Aboite New Trails will host a ribbon cutting ceremony with City officials and Deer Ridge Elementary School students on May 30, 2007 for a 1-mile multi-use trail completed along Scott Road.


FORT WAYNE, Ind., August 28, 2006 – Aboite New Trails, Inc., (ANT) a non-profit organization promoting the expansion of multi-use trails throughout Southwest Allen County and surrounding communities, will host its second annual Bike About Aboite, a grassroots fundraiser, on Saturday, September 9, departing at 10 a.m. from (and ending at) the Homestead High School Ninth Grade Academy parking lot on Aboite Center Road.


FORT WAYNE, Ind., July, 2006 – Parkview Hospital Foundation announced recently a $150,000 pledge to Aboite New Trails, which will be used for completion of Phase III of the Towpath Trail.

Aboite New Trails Assisting City with Towpath Trail

Fort Wayne, Ind., July 17, 2006 – Aboite New Trails has provided the City of Fort Wayne with $225,000 to help construct the Towpath Trail that will connect Aboite Township with the Fort Wayne and New Haven Rivergreenway system.

Lutheran Hospital and City donate $200K to ANT

Aboite New Trails recently announced a $100,000 donation from Lutheran Hospital and a matching donation of $100,000 from the City of Fort Wayne. The combined $200,000 will be used for an Aboite Trail along Dicke Road, which is being redesigned to connect to Lutheran’s entrance on Aboite Center Road.

Aboite New Trails Hires Indy Parks Greenways Project Manager As Its First Executive Director

FORT WAYNE, Ind., February 13, 2006 – Aboite New Trails, Inc., (ANT) announces the hiring of Lori Keys, former Indianapolis Parks Greenways Manager, as its first Executive Director, announced Lynn Reecer, president, ANT.

County agrees to maintain Aboite trails

By Benjamin Lanka, The Journal Gazette - The Allen County commissioners Wednesday agreed to maintain a series of trails to be developed in Aboite Township. - Thu, Nov. 10, 2005.

  • Summer is here, and construction is underway!

    Just in time for summer, the Liberty Mills Trail has recently been completed. Construction is also underway along Homestead Road, with a new “Trail Hub” at the Homestead and Aboite Center intersection. See how much trail there is to explore!
  • Seven connected miles of trails!

    The completion of the Homestead Road Trail (projected for July 2008) will mark the opening of seven miles of contiguous pathways by this fall. The trails will stretch along Amber, Liberty Mills, Homestead, Aboite Center, and Eggeman Roads as well as a 1.7-mile loop around the Jorgensen YMCA and Indian Trails Park.
  • Government sponsored projects mean more trails on the way

    Construction along Amber Road and SR 14 will soon add to the Aboite Trails network. The Amber Road Trail, a County project, is predicted for the fall of 2008, and the Major Moves funded project along SR 14, which includes a trail on the south side and sidewalk on the north side from Scott to Hadley Roads, is projected for completion in 2010.

Coming Soon!

  • 18-mile East/West Connection:

    Look out for the Towpath Trail (currently in progress) that will connect the Aboite Trails to the City’s Rivergreenway network. The Towpath will meet the rest of the Aboite Trails at the Lutheran Hospital Campus Loop and create an 18-mile east/west link extending from Southwest Allen County through Downtown Fort Wayne and to New Haven. Aboite New Trails has raised funds for over 90% of Phase IV of the Towpath Trail from Lutheran Hospital to Engle Rd, with $134,000 still needed.
  • 10-mile North/South Connection:

    The completion of the funded trails along Amber Road and SR 14, as well as Covington Road where funding is needed, will mark the first ten miles of connected Aboite Trails. The goal to complete this north/south segment is 2010.

Summer’s here and so are new sections of the Aboite Trails! The Scott Road Trail, a one-mile section connecting Covington Road and SR 14, provides access to Deer Ridge Elementary School, Sonrise Church, City Fire Station #19, and the Shoppes at Scott Road. With so much to do the possibilities for summer destinations are endless.

Once the trail link along Covington Road is funded, the residential and retail areas surrounding Scott Road will be linked to ten miles of contiguous trails. The Scott Road Trail was made possible by property donors at Sonrise Methodist Church, Southwest Allen County Schools, the City of Fort Wayne, and the Shores of Rock Creek/Rock Creek Communities.

It’s here! The Liberty Mills Road Trail is completed and waiting for you! This trail connects to Homestead Park and to Fire Station #18, where the City is building a public restroom and water fountain. The Liberty Mills Trail will soon connect to the YMCA, schools and the Aboite Trails network via the Homestead Road Trail (projected completion July 2008), and to the Amber Road Trail, currently under construction as part of a County road project.

Upon completion of the Homestead Road Trail (projected July 2008), the Liberty Mills Road Trail will connect to the first seven contiguous miles of the Aboite Trails, providing access to multiple residential and retail areas as well as schools and parks. With so much to do, the trails are a great way to reach your destination or just get out and go!