Kansas Nature May 10, 2016
11 Epic Outdoorsy Things In Kansas Anyone Can Do
Don’t you just love Kansas? Not only is the scenery beautiful, but you can always find something to do outdoors (no matter your age, fitness level, etc.). Take for example these 11 outdoorsy things that anyone in Kansas can do:
1. Fort Scott National Historic Site (Fort Scott)
Is there anything better than enjoying the warm weather, taking a leisurely stroll, AND learning a little history along the way? At this 17-acre historic site (complete with 20 structures), you can do it all.
2. Fishing at Milford Lake (Junction City)
Let's just say that there is a reason Milford Lake is known for having the best fishing in the state... (Are you seeing this whopper?!)
3. Explore Monument Rocks (Grinnell)....
4. ...and Castle Rock (Quinter)
Formed approximately 80 million years ago, these magnificent rock formations are one of the last things you'd expect to find in Kansas.
5. Take in a game at Children's Mercy Park (Kansas City)
If you couldn't care less about soccer, I have a challenge for you: Make plans to attend a game this summer at beautiful Children's Mercy Park. Trust us; you will change your tune.
6. Drive the Flint Hills Scenic Byway
Grab your sweetie, crack the sunroof, and hop on K-177 for one of the most beautiful drives in the country.
7. Botanica Gardens (Wichita)
Take some time to stop and smell the flowers at this gorgeous 18-acre garden, which features a variety of unique butterfly, sensory, and aquatic gardens. Once you finish your stroll, head on over to...
8. Keeper of the Plains (Wichita)
...downtown for the memorable lighting of the Keeper of the Plains, which happens at around 9 p.m. during the summer.
9. Overland Park Farmers Market
Shop outside, buy fresh produce, and support local businesses by visiting the Overland Park Farmers Market. (Don't live near Overland Park? No problem! Check your local Chamber of Commerce to see if there is one in your area.)
10. Lee Richardson Zoo (Garden City)
Are you looking for an outdoor outing for the family? Check out Garden's City Lee Richardson Zoo, which features hundreds of animals and FREE admission.
11. Ride your horse around Kanopolis State Park (Marquette)
There is arguably no better place in Kansas to ride your horse than at the stunning Kanopolis State Park and their 30 miles of scenic and unforgettable trails.
What outdoor activities do you plan to do this summer?