Nature Walks

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Explore the great outdoors with an Adventure Walk or Nature Outing.  All outings depart from Antioch Park; we provide transportation.  Cancellations for refunds must be received 7 days before the scheduled hike.  Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking.  Please bring your own water bottle.  Lunch and/or treat costs for all nature programs are on your own.  Please note if a sack lunch is required or if the group will be dining at a restaurant.  Costs vary based on distance to destination, length of tour, entry fees, guide fees, and staffing needs.  Please register at least one week prior to departure.  A Nature Walk Activity Key is also included below.  Call us at (913) 826-2975 with questions.

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Adventure Walks 

Find your favorite trails all over the region!   We provide transportation and a lunch reservation at a local restaurant close to our destination. Lunch costs on your own. Depart from Antioch Park. Return times vary. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please bring your own water bottle. Please register at least one week prior to departure.

Burr Oak Woods Walk and Discover 
Enjoy a guided walk along one of the many trails at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Blue Springs, Mo. After, enjoy a tour inside the Nature Center and view several exhibits on display. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. This trail is paved without inclines.
1 - 5 hr. outing - $25 / $27 nonresidents

23341     Antioch Park      E               9/2        Fri       9 am


Weston Bluff Walk 
Play peek-a-boo with the Missouri River in Weston. Walk along tall bluffs and among nature on this hike. Expect slight inclines and both a packed and loose gravel trail. After, enjoy shopping the town of Weston and having lunch at a local restaurant. 
1 - 6 hr. outing - $30 / $32 nonresidents

17027      Antioch Park       M            10/13      Thu      9:15 am



Nature Outings

Enjoy some time in nature with guided tours, walk through beautifully maintained gardens, attend nature festivals, and much more on these nature-themed trips. We provide transportation and admission costs. Lunch costs on your own. Please register at least one week prior to departure.

Bird Walk and Watch 
Bring your binoculars and walk leisurely along a paved trail in Tomahawk Creek Park, while being guided by a local bird enthusiast. Identify the native birds by sound and sight while hearing about their migration patterns and how to attract them to your backyard. After, enjoy a stroll through the Wild Birds Unlimited store. We will dine together at a local restaurant. This path will be smooth, without inclines. 
1 - 5 hr. outing - $22 / $24 nonresidents

23343   Antioch Park                E         9/20        Tue        8:30 am

 

Katy Trail Tram Ride 
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Katy Trail in Windsor, Mo. to hop on a tram and ride to the Calhoun Trailhead. This 1.5 hr. tour will be narrated and you can enjoy the sights, sounds, and feel of fall on the Katy Trail. 
1 - 8.5 hr. outing - $36 / $38 nonresidents

23344   Antioch Park             E           10/11     Tue     7:45 am

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Nature Walk Activity Level Key:

E= Easy (Smooth, even trail with slight elevation increases). 

  •  Trails are typically paved or packed earth with few roots, rocks or obstructions.
  •  Trails are typically wide and well maintained.
  •  Inclines, overall, will be minimal and gradual.
  •  Trail examples: Prairie Spirit Trail, Gary L. Haller Trail, Loose Park

M= Moderate (Natural or paved trail with elevation changes and variety of terrain) Recommended for participants with good balance, experience on nature trails. Use of hiking boots and walking sticks optional.

  • Trails are paved, packed earth or more rugged.
  • Trails can vary in width and level of maintenance.
  • Inclines can be steep along the trail.
  • Trail examples: Konza Prairie Trail, Watkins Mill, Katy Trail

D= Difficult (Natural trail with potentially steep elevation changes and a variety of terrain) Recommended for participants with good balance, experience on hiking trails, good endurance and high level of comfort in the outdoors. Use of hiking boots and/or walking sticks recommended.

  • Trails are typically packed earth or more rugged.
  • Trails can be narrow and require good balance and visual acuity.
  • Inclines can be steep and require the use of hands to steady (on natural objects or with poles).
  • Trail examples: Indian Cave State Park, Van Meter State Park

Cancellation Policy:

Pre-paid ticket costs and a $5 processing fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds.   Within seven days of trip, cancellations are non-refundable.  Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking.  

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