9 Staggeringly Beautiful Places In Kansas That Will Always Be Waiting For You
By Clarisa|Updated on April 26, 2023(Originally published April 20, 2023)
Born and raised Kansan, Clarisa has lived in both tiny towns and cities during their time here in the Sunflower State. As a busy mother of one crazy kid, two cats, and two geckos, they write whenever there is spare time.
Are you ready to take a road trip in Kansas? How about one to see some of the most beautiful places in Kansas? These pretty places in Kansas are awaiting your next visit, so gas up the car and get going!
Flint Hills Nature Trail: Located in Osawatomie, this trail is 118 miles. Here, you’ll journey through the last tallgrass prairie system left on the planet as well as the Marais des Cygnes River. You can hike, bike, and horseback ride on it.
Agave Ridge Loop: Located in Ransom’s 850-acre Cedar Bluff State Park, this loop is .8 miles. Along the way, you can learn about the animals and plants of the area from signs as well as get views of the 100-foot-tall bluffs and ample cedar trees.
Elk River Hiking Trail: Located in Elk City Park in Elk City, this trail is 15 miles long. It will take you around the lake as well as provide some stunning views of the bluffs around it.
Milford Lake: Spanning Geary, Clay, and Dickinson Counties, this 15,700-acre lake happens to be the biggest man-made one in Kansas. Aside from taking in the waters, you can also picnic, hike, bike, horseback ride, and camp nearby.
Perry Lake: Located in Jefferson County, this 11,150-acre lake is in the Dissected Till Plains region along the Delaware River. It’s a great spot for fishing and boating, and also has opportunities for camping, horseback riding and hiking along the Perry Lake Trail.