Wells County Trails Challenge
Our goal is to share the beauty and diversity of wells county with those who are inspired to get out and enjoy our trail system around the county.
The 2020 trails challenge kicks off on memorial day (05/25/2020), and will run through labor day (09/07/2020). passports will be available to download from the wells county trails website, or available for pickup at the Bluffton city building.
We ask that you register for this event by signing up on the link found on our website, wellscountytrails.org or on any of our social media sites. Registration is $20.
Complete at least 8 of the 16 trails listed on page 3 of this passport before
09/07/2020, to receive a Trails Challenge completion medal. Turn in your
completed passport at the Parks department office or the area planning
commission office. Medals will be available for pickup after 09/01.
Make sure to take pictures as you progress through the challenge, and tag Wells County trails on all the social media platforms.
Pedal Paddle Play
Northeast Indiana Water Trails invites you to the 5th annual Three Rivers Federal Credit Union: Pedal, Paddle, Play starting today thru July 18th!
This year’s Pedal, Paddle, Play offers event participants the chance to explore Northeast Indiana’s land and water trails at their own pace, all while maintaining a safe social distance from the crowds of our typical event. Current circumstances have changed the way we're living our daily lives, but the trails still call- Pedal, Paddle, Play is your chance to get out and discover something new, contribute to fund-raising efforts to improve access to outdoor recreation on our region’s waterways, and have the chance to win some great prizes, including a complete kayak package donated by Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot!
Between May 9 and July 15, registered participants are challenged to snap a selfie or photo of a friend with the Northeast Indiana Water Trails logo in view (print it, screenshot it, draw it, wear it!) while traveling the area’s land and water trails. All that’s left is to post your photos to NEIWT’s Instagram (@neiwatertrails) or Facebook page with the #pedalpaddleplay2020 hashtag...and mention the trail or waterway where the photo was taken. Each post will give the registrant a ticket (up to a maximum of six per each paid registrant) to be entered into the famous Pedal, Paddle, Play prize drawing!
For the safety of all our pedaling and paddling friends, the prize drawing will take place at 1PM on Saturday, July 18th via Facebook Live. All tickets will be entered into a general drawing; winners will be randomly selected for each prize as they are announced. Participants need not be present to win.
So here are the steps for your chance to win at the Pedal, Paddle, Play 2020:
1. Register! (6) tickets maximum per each paid registration (http://getmeregistered.com/3RFCUpedalpaddleplay)
2. Pedal or Paddle! Get out there on the trails with your family and friends
3. Post to Instagram or Facebook by July 15th! Be sure to tag Northeast Indiana Water Trails, and use the #pedalpaddleplay2020 hashtag and let everyone know where you were
4. Tune into the prize drawing on Facebook Live at 1pm on July 18th (we will
contact you by July 19th if you are a winner)
Registration is only $20 solo or $35 per pair, and includes an event t-shirt (t-shirts will be available beginning June 1st for pick-up at either Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot, 1004 Cass St., Ft. Wayne, IN; or Trading Post Canoe, Kayak & Campground, 7525 E 300 N, Howe, IN; or by mail for an additional fee).
Bikes, canoes, and kayaks are available for rent at several businesses throughout the region. A list of some of the outfitters offering services can be found here: https://neiwatertrails.com/explore/outfitters-liveries
The purpose of this event is to encourage the exploration of the water and land trails in NE Indiana, and raise funds for the Northeast Indiana Water Trails to improve access to outdoor recreation on our waterways throughout Northeast Indiana. Funds raised this year will be used to continue the Trail Head sign program for the 87 boat access sites on flowing waters in NE Indiana.
This event would not be possible without the support of our community! Thank you to all our sponsors!!
Three Rivers Federal Credit Union
103.9 WAYNE FM
Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot
Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission
Sweetwater, and Chuck and Lisa Surack
See you on the water!