|Next Adventure Walk for 50 Plus takes participants to Flint Hills Nature Trail on March 7|
Experience the beauty of the Flint Hills during the first of two Adventure Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District through April.
A March 7 Adventure Walk is called the Flint Hills Nature Trail. Participants will explore the trail near Admire, Kan. Lunch will be at Marilynn’s Place in Osage City. This walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. In all, the Flint Hills Nature Trail stretches for 117 miles across east-central Kansas, from Osawatomie in the east to Herington in the west, and passes through communities including Rantoul, Ottawa, Pomona, Vassar, Osage City, Miller, Admire, Allen, Bushong, and Council Grove. The trail passes through five counties: Miami, Franklin, Osage, Lyon, and Morris.
The Adventure Walks program is designed to help participants find their favorite trails all over the region. JCPRD provides transportation and a lunch reservation at a local restaurant close to our destination. Lunch costs on your own. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please register at least one week prior to departure, and bring your own water bottle.
This Flint Hills Nature Trail outing will take place on Wednesday, March 7, and will depart at 8 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. 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. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Activity Registration,” create or sign into an account, and complete a barcode search for 41737.
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 walks.”
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.