Pufferbelly Trail

Indiana

Pufferbelly Trail Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: Allen
Length: 2.64 miles
Trail end points: Fernhill Ave. and Ice Way to US 27/Lima Rd. and Ice Way; W. Wallen Rd. and Pentolina Grove (Carroll Road)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7702562
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Pufferbelly Trail Description

The name Pufferbelly comes from the historic nickname for a steam locomotive. This rail-trail stretches a total of 2.25 miles. There is a 1.25 mile segment from the Pentolina Grove neighborhood on Carroll Drive, down to Dupont Road. The other 1.5 miles is in two disjointed sections. The longer portion runs through neighborhoods and open fields from W. Wallen Road to W. Dupont Road in the northern reaches of Fort Wayne. The trail also passes through Salomon Farm Park and connects to its existing loop trail. A very short section of trail near one of Fort Wayne’s commercial corridors makes a crescent around the Ice Rink at Lutheran Health SportsCenter off US 27.

In the future, the two sections of trail will be linked and extensions to the north and south will be constructed to complete the 13-mile Pufferbelly Trail on an abandoned New York Central railroad corridor. When finished, the rail-trail will stretch from downtown Fort Wayne to the northern Allen County border. A direct connection to the Rivergreenway will allow for extensive recreational and commuting access throughout Fort Wayne on foot or bike.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Pufferbelly Trail can be found at Salomon Farm Park on W. Dupont Road.

Pufferbelly Trail Reviews

Special parking by the YMCA. Paved. I only gave it a 4 because it doesn't go anywhere.

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