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50 Plus Plans June 10 Adventure Hike in Missouri's Van Meter State Park
POSTED: 05/17/2017
Visit Missouri's Van Meter State Park during an adventure hike being offered in early June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The program is called Van Meter State Park Adventure Hike and will take place on Saturday, June 10. This 1,104-acre park is located in north-central Missouri north of Marshall, Mo., amidst the remnants of the Missouria Tribe village at the great bend of the Missouri River. Hike participants will hike the hills, the rugged earth trails, and the wetland boardwalks to see the burial grounds, a hand-dug earthwork fort, and visit Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center.

This hike is expected to require a difficult of exertion due to steep elevation changes and a variety of terrain. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under nature & outdoors. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “adventure hike.”

This program will depart at 8 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return about 5 p.m. the same day. The cost for one nine-hour outing, including transportation to the walk site, is $31 per person for Johnson County residents or $34 for nonresidents. Lunch (with costs on your own) will take place at Picosita's Grill & Pizzeria in Marshall. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at

While 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 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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