Kansas May 14, 2019
10 Natural Beauties Around Kansas That Will Fill You With Awe And Wonder
It’s springtime, moving to summertime soon, and we’re ready for all of the nature Kansas has to offer. Kansas is one of the world’s natural beauties from border to border, but these highlights are worth a visit this go around. Have you been to each of these beautiful spots around our state?
1. Lake Scott State Park
We're starting off with Lake Scott State Park, and the beauty within. Here, you can enjoy sailing, fishing, or just enjoying a day on the lake.
2. Alcove Springs
Now that we've had plenty of rain, Alcove Springs is simply gorgeous. Enjoy the flowing water at this historic spring, and relax in one of the best Kansas nature spots.
3. Indian Rock Park
This park hiding out in Salina is an oasis away from the city, with a spillway type waterfall that is both calming and beautiful.
4. Sandsage Bison Range
Take a tour through the herd of bison at Sandsage, where you can see them much closer than you can anywhere else. Unless you live near a herd, of course.
5. Chaplin Nature Center
The cascading stairway coming down from the bluff into the park gives you a stunning view of what is to come, and other spots like this foot bridge make the park ever so charming, and a great place for the whole family to explore.
6. Wilson State Park
If rock faces are something you're a fan of, Wilson State Park (and the reservoir attached) are what you should check out next. The red-orange rocks against the blue water is a view we can't live without.
7. Flint Hills Nature Trail
The longest trail in Kansas is right through the Flint Hills, connecting many areas and definitely not feasible for a one-day hike. Choose your favorite section to explore and slowly cross off each section as you go.
8. Crawford State Park
Next up is Crawford State Park, where a canoe through the water surrounded by trees and rock faces is the most relaxing evening you'll have here.
9. Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
Watching hundreds of birds (sometimes thousands) flying, eating, and socializing. It's a stunning sight to see, and noisy in the best way.
10. Pillsbury Crossing Falls
Wade into the water at Pillsbury Crossing, where the water rushes over your feet, even though it isn't too deep, it is refreshing.
Here’s a link to the map with all the locations. Clicking on the map you’ll find each location as well as the address on each marker.
There’s a good chance you’ve seen many of these before, but we think
this prehistoric road trip will keep you entertained if you have.