Pufferbelly Trail extension to open Monday

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 8:25 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Officials with Fort Wayne Trails say the time has come for a long-awaited trail opening.

According to the organization’s Facebook page, the newest addition to Pufferbelly Trail is set to open to the public on Monday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Their Facebook page also says the new extension of the trail will begin near Life Bridge Church, off Corbin and Union Chapel roads.

In early 2019, the State of Indiana granted Allen County nearly $3.3M for this 4.3-mile section of the trail, and construction began in early 2023.

In 2024, Fort Wayne Trails officials say a separate stretch of the trail will be constructed. Officials say this stretch of the trail will be 1.78 miles and will run from Ice Way to Washington Ctr. Road. The city was granted nearly $2.7M to finish the remaining 1.78 miles of the trail and construction began in early 2023.