Kansas July 28, 2017
9 Off-The-Grid Destinations In Kansas That Will Take You Away From It All
Sometimes, you just need to leave the city (or even your house) for a while. Meaning, you want to leave all this structure and noise behind for a while. Completely off-the-grid destinations are a dime a dozen, but which ones are the best? Here’s a great selection of 9 destinations you can use to get away from civilization for a while.
1. Alcove Springs (Blue Rapids)
This tiny trickling waterfalls is a great way to relax and unwind without the pesky sounds of a city bothering you.
2. Jacob's Well, Big Basin (Clark)
Known as a haunted location, it's not too smart to swim here. However, feel free to dip your toes in and take a walk around this gorgeous natural area.
3. Cross Timbers State Park (Toronto)
This sounds like it's from another state, but you'll find this one right here in Kansas. Tree covered areas right next to the lake make for a great camping spot away from all things civilized.
4. Elk River Trail (Elk City)
One of my personal favorite trails, this one looks like it belongs in a magazine, not in prairie land. However, it's a fantastic view in spring or fall, and not too hot in the summer, either.
5. Gypsum Hills (Barber County)
These red rock formations make for a beautiful drive through Barber county. This destination is surrounded by small towns with great food, so make sure you also bring your appetite for after your retreat.
6. Maxwell Wildlife Refuge (Canton)
Known as one of the only places in Kansas where you can see mostly wild bison and elk, this is a must for animal lovers. Book a visit here a couple days in advance though, to get the best tour you can.
7. Pillsbury Crossing (Riley)
Another, more powerful waterfall sits in Riley, just waiting for someone to come watch for a while. The soothing sounds of water pouring will help wipe your mind clean of the noisy town and highway you've left behind.
8. Post Rock (Osborne County)
In this area of Kansas, there was a shortage of trees, so they couldn't waste any. Instead, they used slabs of rock as fence posts. Now, there's a whole scenic byway that highlights this part of history.
9. Wilson Lake (Russell)
In addition to being a great lake for family trips, this is also a great destination to get away from everything. From the red rock to the blue water, there's nothing but nature around you to explore.
In case you
do want to stay inside, here’s some great places to eat that won’t leave you in the sun for too long.