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The Northeast Indiana Water Trails is an inland paddling paradise encompassing 566 miles of navigable water flowing through varying landscapes from forested land to the hustle and bustle of downtown Fort Wayne, and everything in between.  Find your adventure on the NEI Water Trails!!

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About the Water Trail

The Northeast Indiana Water Trails has over 566 miles of flowing water running through 10 counties; 25 villages, towns, and cities, and 34 public parks and nature preserves all on 14 different waterways in three different watersheds.  The Water Trails in NE Indiana flow through a myriad of landscapes from flat to rolling, and the waters are just as diverse. Take a moment to appreciate the diversity of NE Indiana and the NEI Water Trails.

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Outfitters & Liveries

You don't need to own your own watercraft to take advantage of our flowing waters. You can rent canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, from eight liveries in NE Indiana on the Wabash, Salamonie, Pigeon, Fawn, St. Joseph, St. Marys, and Maumee Rivers.

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Land Trails

Bring your boats, boots, and bikes! There is something for everyone along the NE Indiana Water Trails.

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Fishing & Recreation

Each and every river and the supporting systems that they surround and flow in and out of provide the outdoors sports person with varied opportunities. They are able to fish and catch several species of fish in varying ecosystems.

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Any outdoor adventure includes the chance of wildlife encounters and exploring Northeast Indiana Water Trails is no exception. Knowing where and what to look for comes with practice and offers a life full of learning.

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