Memorial Day Bicycles on the Byway

Just another Memorial Day on the Byway.  For the McPherson Area Cyclists it’s become a tradition for both Memorial and Labor Day weekends

Memorial Day ride 2015


Fast or causal, just get out and enjoy the countryside. 

Come join us Labor Day weekend

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge



2565 Pueblo Road, (6 miles North of Canton, Ks.) Canton, Ks. 67428


All Tours and events require reservations at least one day in advance.

Tours given throughout the year by volunteers of The Friends of Maxwell.

Check our website for more information regarding our fishing lake, cabin for rent, gun range and many more activities available.


May 24th – Trail Ride – Ride the rolling hills of our Prairie and capture sightings of our Bison and their spring babies. Lunch included – Limit on riders, please call for reservations or more information.

May 30th & June 6th – Spring Prairie Wildflower tours. Please call for reservations.

September 19 – Santa Fe Days. Celebrate the Santa Fe trail with a tour and a meal. Presentation by Trail Historian. Please call for info and reservations

September 5th and 12th – Fall Wildflower tours – Viewing of the prairie flowers. Reservations please.

October 2,3 & 4 – Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous.

Fort Harker Days 2014

Fort Harker Days @ Kanopolis is July 11 & 12.

Fri July 11

5 – 7pm Hamburger Feed –  Commanding Officers Quarters sponsored by Ellsworth County Historical Society.

 7pm Forsyth Scouts Descendants Reunion – Jr Officers Quarters  Join Jim Gray for an in depth look at the life of Chauncey Beldon Whitney, Frontier defender.
Saturday July 12
7:30 am Tour of historic Fort Ellsworth celebrating 150 years of its founding. Meet at Fort Harker Guardhouse with Jim Gray as guide.
10am parade, Games, entertainment & food all day and evening in the city park
9pm till midnight   Free dance in the park

Memorial Day Bicycle Ride

It’s Memorial Day 2014 and time for another Roxbury hills ride.  Leaving from the grocery store in Canton at 8:00,  we’ll go up the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway to Roxbury and then west towards Interstate 35 as far as you want to go and then turn around and go back.  This is at least a 30 mile round trip, be prepared.  This is an   unsagged ride.  No charge, no tee shirt, no sags, no kidding, just a good ride in the hills.

I did a hill


August 23                              Santa Fe Days – the celebration of the Santa Fe Trail.  Evening Bison Tour with a meal following.  Prairie life in the 1800’s to be done by a Historian of the area.

September 7 and 14            Fall Wildflower Tour – enjoy the colors of the fall foliage and flowers from the tram with several stops along the way for viewing and pictures.

October 4,5 and 6                Annual Rendezvous – come and experience living history with historical re-enactors, primitive camps, flint knappers and craftsmen.  Join us for demonstrations of prariie life, biurd walks, music, food, elk and bison tours.  Free gate entry . .

Octoer 26                               Fall Fun on the Prairie – sunset bison tour with campfire mewal.  Prize for the best Halloween costume.

Trail Rides                              Dates to be announced.

Mid November                      Buffalo Auction  – watch for the dates and further information

For more details contct Friends of Maxwell, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton.  Phone 620.628.4455.