5 Activities Perfect for a Fall Adventure to Fort Wayne

Tis the season for sipping, savoring and seasonal sights in Fort Wayne – a convenient family road trip destination! This fall, Fort Wayne has all your favorite activities including outdoor adventures, festivals, and, of course, orchards, mazes and markets that make for a great getaway. Plan your trip with our top fall picks –

  1. Take in the sights and sounds of fall at festivities like the Johnny Appleseed Festival (September 17 & 18), Fright Night (October 15), the Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival (September 16 – October 30), and the Botanical Conservatory’s Pumpkin Path (October 4-30).

2. The award-winning Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is open through October. All the more time to explore their four rides throughout the park and interactive fun like feeding a giraffe and petting a stingray. It’s no wonder they’ve been named “One of the Top Ten Zoos for Kids!”

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3. The Midwest is known for our beautiful fall color. Discover the beauty of nature this season with the Fort Wayne Outdoor Pass, which features 20 of the best hiking, biking, and paddling itineraries in the region.
Insider Tip: rent a kayak, paddle board, or canoe from Fort Wayne Outfitters in Promenade Park to explore the 8 miles of riverfront in downtown Fort Wayne.

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4. Apple-Lovers to their core, take a tour of Fort Wayne with the Apple Trail, featuring food, fun, and attractions celebrating Fort Wayne’s apple heritage. John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) is buried along the St. Joseph riverbank in Fort Wayne.

Johnny appleseed festival, apples, parade, family fun, Fort Wayne

5. It is not a fall road trip without stopping at an orchard, patch, or market. Good news! Fort Wayne has plenty of choices to fill your weekend (and baskets!) Check out the YLNI Farmers Market at the historic Barr Street through October 29.

BONUS: Add color and delight to your trip with the Fort Wayne Public Art Trail and discover more than 150 pieces of public art including murals, functional art, and sculptures. You can even earn prizes when you check in at multiple locations!

 Pick your fall favorites and more at VisitFortWayne.com/Fall and start planning a getaway! Be sure to share your fall adventures with us on social media using #MyFortWayne.

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