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It’s an exciting time for Syracuse-Wawasee Trails!

We received our feasibility report on October 18th and are currently working with USI to condense it making it easier to read and have future trail discussions. The report outlines more than 12 miles of future trail development which doubles our current trail system!

A map is located on the tab *What’s Next* section on our website. Please take a moment and review. The western portion is in yellow and will provide connectivity to the new athletic fields on Kern Road. The central section that will extend where Conklin Bay ends and continue south to the middle school and around Lake Wawasee to the public boat launch is in Purple. Lastly, the east side of the lake is in Pink, and it will eventually connect to Eli Lilly Drive.

The report breaks down each of the color sections into smaller sections to provide flexibility in evaluation. Each section can be implemented individually or combined depending on funding. A copy of the feasibility study report will be on our website in the near future. Copies will also be located at the Trails Office, Syracuse Library and Community Center.

As we navigate trail expansion, we welcome feedback and suggestions from our donors, users and community. Communication, financial support, collaboration and education are vital links to a connected trail community. Please take a few moments to take our survey to help us gain community feedback to improve our trail system and develop a plan for future trail sections. All surveys received with a name will go into a drawing for a $50 Channel Marker Gift Card!!

If you have any question regarding the feasibility study or survey, please contact Erlene Yentes at or at 574-675-6433.


What’s Next?

The future of the Syracuse Wawasee Trail is looking bright? We are excited for future Trail construction phases and opportunities for providing more trail sections for our area residents and visitors. Check out our Feasibility Study page for future development plans and phases. We also want to make you aware of donor opportunities. See our Donation page for support and donation options.