Visitors will be able to enjoy a guided history hike at Castlewood State Park on Sept. 1. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will begin at 1 p.m.
The hike will allow visitors to discover the secrets of Castlewood State Park by learning about the history of the park and the structures along the way. The program will also include pictures of the park from the 1920s, diagrams from very early natural history, games, and goody bags. Visitors should meet at the park office at 9 a.m. The hike is expected to take approximately two hours.
The History Hike is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as “Best Trails State,” and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.
For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.
Castlewood State Park is located off of Highway 141, then west on Big Bend Road to Ries Road, then turn left on Ries Road. The park entrance is at the intersection of Kiefer Creek and Ries Roads. For more information about the event, call the park at 636-227-4433. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
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