|50 Plus plans fall Adventure Walk at Missouri's Arrow Rock Historic Site on Nov. 8|
Explore town and country in Arrow Rock, Mo., during an early November Adventure Walk being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
This walk is called Arrow Rock State Historic Site after the village in Saline County, Mo., near the Missouri River, which has historical significance related to westward expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and 19th century artist George Caleb Bingham. The state’s first state historic site is located here and the entire village is part of the National Historic Landmark Arrow Rock Historic District. Many structures within the village are also individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and several locations are also certified sites of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Santa Fe National Historic Trail.
For Adventure Walk participants, trails leading through forests and along streams offer peaceful glimpses of nature. During this moderate intensity walk, the group will walk the roads of Arrow Rock and explore the now quiet village that was once a bustling river town.
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 catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "Adventure Walk.”
This program will depart at 8 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The cost for this nine-hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $27 per person for Johnson County residents or $30 for nonresidents. Lunch will be at The Brick BBQ in Marshall with costs on your own. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online, visit the district's website at www.jcprd.com, click on Activity Registration in the upper left part of the screen and perform a barcode search for 40342.
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, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.