After last weekend on the AT in Tennessee, we had an easy Sunday hike planned out in advance since we knew we would probably be a little sore and tired from the Smokys. DePauw is a nice set of loop trails right off a college campus about 45 minutes from us. The trails are paved with pea gravel and there are very few hills on the course.
While vastly different from the landscape we were on a week before, there are still a lot of cool things to see at DePauw. Including the rock quarry, amphitheater and some of the buildings around the area.
Aside from the rainy (sometimes snowy) and generally cloudy weather that comes with April in Indiana, we did get to enjoy some of the spring flowers and only had to endure a light sprinkle for about 30 minutes.
But when it comes down to it, it’s being out of the house and keeping your feet on the trail that really matters. Whether it be on a flat paved trail in Northern Indiana or scrambling over rocks in the mountains, being out of the house and away from the noise of the cities and the fast pace of modern life is what counts.
Directions and further information are available in the link below. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/indiana/depauw-nature-park