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Ready-made Kansas Adventures

Plan Your Vacation! January 28 is National Plan Your Vacation Day, and while it might take more than a day to sort through all the options the beautiful state of Kansas offers, it marks the perfect occasion to get started! It's also the day before Kansas Day, which is when Kansans celebrate their…

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Walk Off the Holidays with a First Day Hike

Kansas' state parks will be hosting their annual "First Day Hikes" on New Year's Day. This year, 21 Kansas State Parks will be participating. These special events are the perfect opportunity to walk off some of those holiday calories, enjoy nature, and welcome in the New Year with family and…

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Explore Caves & Beauty at Kanopolis State Park

Stride for Stride, Buffalo Tracks Nature Trail, is one of the best hikes in America. For one thing, it goes through the prettiest part of one of the prettiest state parks in the nation. For scenic beauty, Kanopolis State Park has justifiably been rated as high as 14th of the nation’s 7,500 state…

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Hiking with Kids

On the last day of 2015, I headed to my favorite local hiking spot, Wilderness Park in Pittsburg, Kan., to get out on the trails with my husband and our two sons. It was the first sunny day in more than a week, there was no wind, and we were just itching to be outdoors. I’ve been a hiker since I was…

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