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50 plus plans hike on the Katy Trail on May 8
POSTED: 04/09/2008
An opportunity to hike on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in early May.

The program is called Katy Trail hiking and will take place on May 8. This hike is expected to require an easy level of exertion. Participants will walk on a section of the trail located near the Rocheport (Mo.) trailhead, which is considered one of the most engaging portions of this trail which stretches a total of 225 miles across Missouri from St. Charles to Clinton, Mo. This area is a perfect place to find beautiful scenery, solitude, nature and a chance to spend time along the Missouri river.

This program will depart at 8 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for one eight -hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site and a morning snack, is $20 per person for Johnson County residents or $22 for nonresidents. Lunch (on your own) will take place at Rocheport's Les Bourgeois Restaurant. Search for the keyword "hiking" 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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