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Explore Halloween nature trails & fishing

It’s Halloween and the “creepy” critters of nature are calling. Here’s a chance to get the kids outside to explore the Spooky Prairie Clue Trail and go fishing at Fish or Treat.

Wear your Halloween costume to Fish or Treat for a morning of fishing and fish-themed games. Prizes will be given for the biggest catch […]

Enjoy best places for peak fall foliage & wildlife

Escape to the best locations in nature to see peak fall foliage, restored elk herds and tallgrass prairies on driving and hiking adventures throughout the Midwest and beyond.

In Missouri, find the best locations for catching the brilliant colors of fall maples, oaks, hickory and ash trees in the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fall Colors: Latest […]

Get outside & explore a Walktober trail

Walk, run or bike in a few of autumn’s most colorful landscapes, and get some exercise on a different trail each week as part of a free event at Walktober.

Kansas City Parks & Recreation is hosting weekly events on its trails to encourage walking, running and bicycling this month. Each walk also includes a Plein […]

Get a free app for fun state park activities

Are you looking for a place to camp, fish, hike or enjoy activities on the water? Download a free app that will help you give you all kinds of fun options in Missouri State Parks.

MO Outdoors will also help you locate the best birdwatching and picnic areas and connect you to area regulations, seasonal information […]

Go biking & hiking for Father’s Day fun

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a new or renewed interest in outdoor activities. This Father’s Day, you can keep the fun going with these family hike or biking adventures in Kansas City or one of hundreds of parks nationwide.

In the Kansas City metro area, here are 11 trails that range from four to 25 miles along […]