DeKalb is the home of Auburn, Garrett, and Waterloo. Auburn, the county seat, was the home to a wide variety of automobile manufacturers, including Auburn, Duesenberg, and Cord. A festival celebrating automobiles is celebrated in Auburn every Labor Day. The beautiful Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett has recently been converted into a senior living center. The city of Garrett is a popular location for railfans to observe passing trains, the city enjoys its moniker, “Big Train Country.” A complete Woolly Mammoth skeleton was discovered in Waterloo, and is now on display in Pittsburgh. Waterloo is served by Amtrak on trains connecting Chicago to New York and Washington D.C.
Below are a list of trails and routes in DeKalb County.