- 50 Plus
- Nature Walks
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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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.
Located in the Flint Hills, this native tallgrass prairie offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Kansas. Partake in a hike to learn more about the prairie. This hike will have some hills and will be on dirt/gravel trails. Lunch will be in town after the hike. Lunch costs on your own.
1 - 9 hr. outing $35 / $37
26810 Antioch Park M 5/9 Tue 7:30 am - Canceled
Blue River Parkway and Minor Park Trail
Spend some time in nature on this wooded trail near the Blue River. Afterwards, we will go out to lunch in town. Lunch costs on your own.
1 - 3.5 hr. outing - $25 / $27
26811 Antioch Park M 5/24 Wed 9 am
Ernie Miller Nature Park
We will start our time at Ernie Miller with a walk along the Upper Ridge Trail, followed by a visit to the nature center to view their exhibits/animals. Bring a packed lunch for this trip as we will eat lunch at the center. On the way home we will stop somewhere for ice cream! Food costs on your own.
1 - 4 hr. outing - $25 / $27
26812 Antioch Park E 6/13 Tue 8:30 am
Kill Creek Park Trail
Our first stop at Kill Creek Park will be at the observation tower near the entrance of the park. There are stairs and an elevator available to get to the top to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the park. Then we are off to hike on the trail, followed by a stop at a coffee shop for some down time to enjoy coffee and a late breakfast. Food costs on your own.
1 - 4. hr. outing - $25 / $27
26813 Antioch Park M 6/27 Tue 8:30 am
Green Hills of Platte Wildlife Preserve
Head North of the river for a fun morning exploring the Green Hills of Platte Wildlife Reserve. Next on the agenda will be to enjoy a late breakfast at a local restaurant. Breakfast costs on your own.
1 - 4 hr. outing - $25 / $27
26814 Antioch Park M 7/13 Thu 8:30 am
Prairie Center Park (Prairie Center Nature Reserve Loop)
Enjoy a popular trail for birding and hiking at this beautiful nature reserve. Bring a packed lunch or snack for after the hike. We may also stop somewhere for a sweet treat on the way back. Food costs on your own.
1 - 4 hr. outing - $25 / $27
26815 Antioch Park E 8/8 Tue 8:30 am
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.
Nature Rx - Birds and Blooms
Travel to Burr Oak Woods to enrich your life with a little time outdoors. Identify birds and flowers during this sensory activity, designed to enhance your connection to nature.
1 - 5 hr. outing - $30 / $32
26708 Antioch Park 5/25 Thu 9:30 am
Flint Hills Discovery Center
Travel to Manhattan, Kan. and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of the Flint Hills. Experience over 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and temporary exhibitions. The group will have lunch together at a nearby restaurant. Travelers can expect a moderate amount of standing and walking at your own pace. Benches are available to rest on throughout the museum.
1 - 8 hr. outing - $45 / $47
26710 Antioch Park 8/3 Thu 8 am
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
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.