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50 Plus Plans Fall Adventure Walk on the Konza Prairie on Oct. 17
POSTED: 09/26/2007
An opportunity to walk on the Konza Prairie Trail near Manhattan, Kan., is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in mid-October.

The program is called Konza Prairie Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Oct. 17. The Konza Prairie preserves 8,616 acres of prairie winding through the Flint Hills of central Kansas. Participants will have a choice between a 2.8 mile trail or a 4.7 mile loop. There are steep hills involved, but the view is well worth the effort and makes this the most popular destination of the Adventure Walks program.

50 plus walks are led by Instructor Sherry Hughes. This program will depart at 8 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for this eight -hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $20 per person for Johnson County residents or $22 for nonresidents. Lunch will be in Manhattan and is not included in the fee. Search for the keywords "adventure walks" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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