Knox County’s Great Outdoors

As the state starts to open up according to the Governors Back on Track Plan, we encourage you to continue to enjoy the wide open spaces of Knox County and support local businesses. 

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.

History

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.

Fishing

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.      

Picnics

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

Playgrounds and campgrounds remain closed through May 23rd.  When they reopen, proper social distancing is recommended.  

Golfing

Get out and swing your gold clubs! The Country Club of Old Vincennes and High Pointe Country Club are open to golfers.  Distancing guidelines must be followed and can be found here, https://www.ngcoa.org/info-centers/covid19/park-and-play-program

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!

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