It’s springtime outside, and that means it’s time to also dust off those tennis shoes and get yourself out there. This spring, throw yourself into nature headfirst and check out some of these gorgeous green places Kansas has to offer. The worst thing that could happen is you get caught out in a little rain, right?
1. Carlyle Garden Labyrinth (Carlyle)
From this list of gardens.
You have to schedule a tour to this private garden, but it's worth the hassle, I promise.
2. Dyck Arboretum of the Plains (Hesston)
Also from the gardens list.
Covering 13 acres of the Hesston College campus, there's plenty of green to go around!
Coronado Heights (Lindsborg)
A tiny castle surrounded by endless beauty.
Erie Dinosaur Park (Erie)
Who doesn't love dinosaurs?
5. Glacial Hills Scenic Byway
From this list of gorgeous byways.
Who wouldn't like a scenic drive with the windows down, feeling the warm spring air?
Arikaree Breaks (St. Francis)
Water washed out this break long, long ago, and it continues to be a beauty to behold.
7.Overland Park Farmers Market (7950 Marty St., Overland Park)
From this list of Farmer's markets.
They start spring days in April! Saturdays from 8 am - 1 pm.
8. The Flint Hills
From this Enchanting Spots In Kansas list.
These hills are alive with the sound of... nothing. Isn't it great?
9. Pawnee Prairie Horse & Nature Park (Wichita)
From this list of Secret Nature Spots.
Why not take your favorite horse out for a stroll? (Or your favorite tennis shoes, in my case.)
10. Rye (Leawood)
From this list of great restaurants with patio seating.
Take a break and eat outside for once, they've even got a fire pit.
11. The Light Center (Baldwin City)
One of these breathtaking natural retreats.
35 acres of peace and natural quiet. Sounds like my kind of getaway!
12. Rock City (Minneapolis)
On the Kansas Outdoor bucket list.
Why not deliberately find yourself to a spot between a rock and a hard place? Maybe it'll be nice this time!
Elk River Hiking Trail (Elk City)
A trail full of tree canopies, stone walled paths, and even a small waterfall!
Where else would you feature on this list of great places in spring? What’s your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!