Downtown Plainfield's historically restored buildings provide an especially scenic backdrop for shopping, dining out, and nightlife. Lockport Street runs the length of six blocks from Main Street to Route 59, making it easy for those who want a scenic stroll or view as they shop, run errands, and dine or drink to do so. Beside more conventional stores are a number of small specialty shops to browse as you walk along. In 2013, this small downtown area was added to the National Register of Historic Places, pointing to its uniqueness as a beautiful place of commerce and general social enjoyment.
Settlers Park is a 20-acre stretch of green nature that captures the imagination of nearly any outdoors, recreational, history, or entertainment-oriented folk. Included on its scenic grounds are walking trails, a lake and picnic shelter, a history walk and restored War Monument, and children's playground. The Richard A. Rock Amphitheater and summer concerts/movies in the park provide several entertainment options for those who prefer to come to the park to sit and relax. Settlers Park is close to Mathers Woods and this location can provide 5+ miles of hiking or running for those who enjoy a long burst of physical activity.