City parks line the streets in many Putnam County towns. Paved walkways, playgrounds and basketball courts are available all across the county, highlighted by Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle, which includes a swimming pool, splash park, tennis/pickleball courts, large shade trees, plenty of benches, and a covered bandshell!
NATURE PRESERVES & TRAILS
With more acreage in protected Nature Preserves, than any other county in Indiana, Putnam is the obvious choice for nature lovers and explorers. Lined with trails and filled with history, there are thousands of acres of enjoyable outdoor recreation opportunities scattered around the county.
Highlighted by Cagles Mill Lake, Glenn Flint Lake, Big Walnut Creek, and several smaller tributaries, Putnam County offers excellent sightseeing, fishing, boating, and birdwatching opportunities. Cataract Falls is Indiana’s largest waterfall, by volume. Inside Lieber State Recreation Area, it’s a lot of fun to visit any time of year!
Nine historic covered bridges dot the landscape and make this place unique in the U.S. For the full experience, stop, park and explore on foot each of these technological wonders from another age. Make it an entire weekend, and visit our neighbor to the west. Parke County has another 32 covered bridges, with maps, trails and fascinating agricultural history.
A variety of options exist for overnight stays under the stars. Lieber State Recreation Area has traditional campsites, while several other private options offer unique experiences from full-service RV campgrounds to primitive camping. The star gazing alone makes the adventure worthwhile.
Unique and traditional opportunities highlight both the unique and traditional lifestyle in Putnam County, with three golf courses, a disc golf course, an almost 50-year-old orchard, the state’s largest maple syrup producer and orchid farm and indoor equestrian arena.