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Explore Greencastle and Surrounding Areas

Putnam County offers a variety of interesting options for families and participants in DePauw's summer programs.

Enjoy the Outdoors

  • Nature Park:  The DePauw Nature Park has 24 trails, which total to 9.6 miles of adventure.
  • City ParkRobe Ann Park has a playground, swimming pool, skate park, and plenty of space to picnic or toss a ball.
  • People Pathways:  The People Pathways are a set of 12 mile paths for walking, running, and biking.
  • Golf CourseOld Hickory is a fun 18 hole regulation course located near US231 just a few miles north of Greencastle.
  • Waterfall:  Cataract Falls, the largest waterfall in Indiana, is an easy 15 mile drive from campus.
  • Covered Bridges: Putnam County is part of Covered Bridge Country with a rich history to explore.
  • Farmers Market: The local Greencastle Farmers Market is set up on the downtown square from early May to October on Saturday mornings. There is local entertainment as well as locally grown produce, garden plants, and more.
  • State Parks:  There is a wide range of State Parks in Indiana, including Turkey Run and Shades, both within an hours drive of Greencastle.


  • Movie Theater:  Ashley Square Cinema has two theaters and show times can be found on their website.
  • Paintball:  On the first and third Saturdays each month, from 11am-5pm, Field of Dreams has Open Play which is available to walk-in players.


In addition to the excellent food provided by Bon Appetit on campus, there are a variety of local restaurants to explore. Restaurants are listed in order of proximity to campus.

  • Hoover Hall: Bon Appetit, DePauw’s on-campus food provider, has an all you care to eat restaurant located in the middle of campus.
  • Bridges: Craft pizza and wine bar 
          19 N Indiana Street, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 653-0021
  • The Fluttering Duck: Casual dining at the Inn at DePauw                                                        2 W Seminary St, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 658-1000
  • Two West Bistro: Fine dining at the Inn at DePauw                                                                    2 W Seminary St, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 658-1000
  • Marvin’s: a student favorite and DePauw tradition for over 40 years                                             202 S College Ave, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 653-9200
  • Myer’s Market: a local deli and sandwich shop                                                                          302 E Washington St, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 653-1335
  • Starbucks: located next to DePauw's bookstore downtown Greencastle                                        2 E Washington St, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 653-0628
  • Almost Home Cafe: award wining food and desserts                                                                   17 W Franklin St, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 653-5788
  • No. 1 Chinese Food: eat in or takeout                                                                                         1360 Indianapolis Rd, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 653-0828
  • Casa Grande: Mexican cuisine                                                                                                    1360 Indianapolis Rd, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 653-2309
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: college student favorite                                                                             1310 Indianapolis Rd, Greencastle, IN 46135, (765) 653-6486
  • Fast Food: including McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Arbys, and Long John Silver          located on Indianapolis Rd, Greencastle, IN