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Chicago Magazine Touts DePauw Nature Park

October 12, 2011

1365October 12, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — An item at the website of Chicago magazine offers readers suggestions on "What to Do This Weekend: See the Bridges of Indiana." It notes, "The Covered Bridges of Putnam County Festival is centered in small-town Bainbridge and runs from Friday, October 14, through Sunday, October 23 ... Rent a bike in nearby Greencastle and peddle through the town. Continue for a mile west of downtown Greencastle and you’ll come to the DePauw Nature Park, where an abandoned limestone quarry sits among more than 500 acres of forest and fields. The park has nine miles of trails for hiking and biking."

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Announced in September 2003 and dedicated a year later, the 1360DePauw University Nature Park covers 520 acres just west of the main campus. Its features include seven trails, a campground and canoe launch, an outdoor amphitheatre, research areas, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, the Bartlett Reflection Center, the Ian and Mimi Rolland Welcome and Activities Center and the Manning Environmental Field Station. The Prindle Institute and Bartlett Reflection Center both received LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The DePauw Nature Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Camping is permitted only in designated areas and with authorization. For more information, visit the  Nature Park online by clicking here.

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