Walkers can trek trails and parks

The Best Times Digital Edition

August 19, 2021

This fall, Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Travel is ready to breathe in the fall air and take in the natural sites of area walking trails and parks.

50 Plus offers two types of walking programs so various levels of nature lovers can enjoy the great outdoors. Find your favorite trails all over the region, with Adventure Walks. After taking an hour-long hike on trails ranging from “easy” to “moderate”, participants can enjoy lunch with the group at an area restaurant.

For those looking to have a more leisurely stroll close to home, Wednesday Walks may be the perfect start to the morning. Make friends or bring some along while exploring the great outdoors on paved trails. After, stop and enjoy a sweet treat on the way back to Antioch Park in Merriam. Transportation to the trails for all walks is provided by 50 Plus. Food purchases are at the expense of the traveler for all walking trips.

Upcoming walks (all start at 8 a.m.) include:

Wednesday Walk: Carl L. Chinnery Nature Trail
Unity Village in Jackson County, Missouri
Wednesday, Sept. 8
1-6 hour outing
$21 residents/$23 nonresidents

Adventure Walk: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Strong City, Kansas
Wednesday, Sept. 29
1-9 hour outing
$30 residents/$32 nonresidents.

Adventure Walk: Southwind Rail Trail
Allen County, Kansas (Iola to Humboldt)
Thursday, Oct. 21
1-9 hour outing
$30 residents/$32 nonresidents

Registration is now open for these fall walking trips. For more information or to register by phone, call Tiffany at 913-826-2833. To enroll online, visit the daytrips and social outing page at jcprd.com/50PlusTravel.