Find Scenic Views Close to Home
The crisp, cool weather and changing foliage make fall the perfect time for a road trip to enjoy the great outdoors. Evansville isn’t far from gorgeous environments that’ll show you all the natural beauty of our forests, lakes, trails, and geological formations — many of which you may have never seen before! (Make sure to check each location’s website before you leave to see any changes or closures).
These are just a few of the amazing outdoor destinations you can easily get to from Post House:
Shawnee National Forest
Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois offers almost 300,000 acres of natural majesty for you to explore, including hiking trails through the oak-hickory forests, tranquil scenic drives, camping, rock climbing, and every kind of outdoor recreation you could want. Explore the famed rock formations at Garden of the Gods wilderness area, or make it more of an educational trip by delving into one of the forest’s archaeological sites.
Hoosier National Forest
Drive about 1.5 hours northeast, and you’ll be in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest. With an emphasis on environmental stewardship, the forest includes areas such as the Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest, which preserves one of the last old-growth forests in Indiana, and Hemlock Cliffs, featuring waterfalls and sandstone rock formations. More than 260 miles of trails allow hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders plenty of options for recreation and exploration.
At 60 miles long, Knobstone Trail is Indiana’s longest footpath and offers some of the best views in the state. Expect occasionally rugged terrain and steep ascents (hiking poles recommended). There are multiple trailheads that have parking areas – you can arrange ahead of time to be picked up at a different trailhead and driven back or your car.
Closer to Home
Looking for scenic outdoor views without the drive? The Evansville riverfront is just a few blocks from Post House, offering breathtaking vistas of the Ohio River. Stroll along the riverfront, pick a spot to sit and relax, or grab your gear and go fishing.
No matter where your road trip takes you, you’ll love coming home to Post House. Our premium apartment residences feature luxury amenities in a vibrant downtown location. Call us to schedule your virtual or in-person tour: (812) 308-4197.