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50 Plus plans Katy Trail adventure walk on May 7
POSTED: 04/16/2014
An opportunity to walk on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May.

The program is called the Katy Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, May 7. 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, and nature along the Missouri River, and if we're lucky, it could also be a sweet spot for finding morel mushrooms.

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 $25 per person for Johnson County residents or $28 for nonresidents. Lunch will take place at the Les Bourgeois Restaurant (on your own). If time allows, the group will also visit the Les Bourgeois Winery.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “adventure walks.”

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 pickup 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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