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Saturday June 6th – National Trails Day

This Saturday, June 6th, is National Trails Day.  Hiking in the outdoors offers fun and adventure throughout the year. But on Saturday the American Hiking Society will observe the annual National Trails Day.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites visitors to enjoy the day by hiking on trails at conservation areas.

Users of MDC areas in northwest Missouri will find two types of trails for hiking.  Some are footpaths through forest, woodlands, or grasslands.  But also available for hiking are gravel or service roads normally closed to vehicle traffic. The types of habitats people can hike through varies, too.

Depending on where you choose to go hiking, you will find rivers, ponds, lakes, bluffs, and prairie.  At the Poosey Conservation Area northwest of Chillicothe, you will find numerous designated trails. The hilly area has a mix of forest, creeks, woodlands, grasslands, fields, and lakes.