The weather is warming up and now is a great time enjoy the great outdoors.
Hike, Bike, Run or Walk
Fox Ridge Nature Park and Ouabache Trails both feature miles of marked trails in a natural setting. The walking path and loop around Gregg Park is another popular option. Cycling is permitted around the outer loop at Gregg Park, as well. For another option, park your car at Gregg Park’s open brick shelter house and walk the trail on top of the levee to Chicago Park, it’s nearly a mile each way. If you enjoy walking along the river, the Vincennes Riverwalk connects the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and Kimmell Park.
Walk the “Mile of History” start at the George Roger Clark NHP, walk the Riverwalk and continue on First Street to the Vincennes State Historic Sites and Grouseland then continue through the Vincennes University campus to the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy. Call in to the Dial and Discover cell phone tour for a brief overview of the historic sites and points of interest along the way. Signs and phone numbers are located at the respective sites. Please follow social distancing guidelines and be respectful of others along the trails.
Looking to catch a big fish? Visit Fox Ridge Nature and Four Lakes Parks for lake fishing and Ouabache Trails for access to river fishing.
All of the above mentioned parks offer seating with a view for picnics. Support local restaurants by picking up a meal and having a good old-fashioned picnic. Pack a table cloth and keep your distance from others who are dining.
Playgrounds and Camping
Ouabache Trails Park offers playgrounds on the upper and lower levels as well as camping sites. Pitch a tent or park an RV in one of the spots at Ouabache Trails. Looking to extend your stay? New Vision RV Park and Vincennes RV Park offer camping sites. For more info visit our campgrounds page.
Get out and swing your gold clubs! The Country Club of Old Vincennes and High Pointe Country Club are open to golfers.
Fresh air and activity are good for overall mental and physical health and we encourage you to take advantage of all that our community has to offer!