Category Archives: Along the Trail

Prairie Trail Scenic Byway Towns

Ellsworth, often known as the “wickedest cattle town in the West.  Experience the Historic Plaza Walking Tour of the original cowtown business district along the Kansas Pacific Railroad.  For more about Ellsworth visit   http://ellsworthkschamber.ne t/index.aspx?NID=864   100_1887

Kanopolis  What is now the City of Kanopolis had its beginnings in 1864 when Lt. Allen Ellsworth and a company of men established Fort Ellsworth about a mile and a half south of the guard house museum.Contact
Fort Harker
309 W. Ohio Street
Kanopolis , KS  67454

(785) 472-5733ft harker

Bicycle on the Byway

Sept 4, 7:30 am

Come join the McPherson Area Cyclists for a 30-60 mile bicycle ride on the Byway.  Leaving from the Canton Grocery Store at 7:30 on Saturday September 4 and heading north up the Byway passing by Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and on to Roxbury.  Heading  west over the hills past historic Twin Mounds.  It’s a turn around and head back to Canton when you have had enough or head on to Lindsborg for a “Vika” break.  This is an unsagged ride, so be prepared.  See you Saturday or check out https://www.facebook.com/McphersonAreaCyclists.

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge Fall Wildflower Tours

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge   Fall Wildflower Tours

WhenSaturday, Sep 5, 2015
WhereMaxwell Wildlife Refuge Tour Center, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton, KS 67428, United States (map)
DescriptionExperience the vibrant colors of fall. Board one of our trams for viewing and identifying the spectacular fall prairie wildflowers and grasses. Brief stops along the trail for pictures. Self guided walk among the wildflowers and grasses around our tour center. Please call for additional information or reservations. Adults $8.00 (tax not included)
Saturday, September 12

All day

 Fall Wildflower Tours
WhenSaturday, Sep 12, 2015
WhereMaxwell Wildlife Refuge Tour Center, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton, KS 67428, United States (map)
DescriptionExperience the vibrant colors of fall. Board one of our trams for viewing and identifying the spectacular fall prairie wildflowers and grasses. Brief stops along the trail for pictures. Self guided walk among the wildflowers and grasses around our tour center. Please call for additional information or reservations. Adults $8.00 (tax not included)

Storm the Castle-Mowbray Metric Bicycle Weekend

Storm the Castle, part of the annual Mowbray Metric Bicycle weekend is a 44 mile Meadowlark Trail and gravel road ride starting at the McPherson Trail head at Northview and  Old 81 Bypass.DSC_0492Come ride with us or just cheer them on as they “storm the castle” at the legendary Coronado Heights before returning to the McPherson trailhead.  While the actual Mowbray Metric is not on the Byway this year it’s close.  For more info visit  www.mowbraymetric.com at the castle 2014 2 Continue reading Storm the Castle-Mowbray Metric Bicycle Weekend

Fort Harker Days, Kanopolis, July 10 & 11

Friday July 10 – Hamburger Feed 5 – 7pm @ Commanding Officers Quarters sponsored by Ellsworth County Historical Society.  Suggested donation $6.00 per person.
Saturday July 11 – Parade 10am  Events in the city park include food vendors, games, bouncy houses, entertainment and a free dance from 9pm to midnight.

Lindsborg’s Broadway RFD presents “The Wizard of Oz”

Friday, July 17, 18, 24 and 25

Broadway RFD presents “The Wizard of Oz” for the 2015 summer musical production “under the stars” on the Swensson Park Band Shell. All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. on July 17, 18, 24 and 25. Tickets can be purchased at the gate only. $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under. Held at the Band Shell in Swensson Park, located at the 400 block of N. Main St. Broadway RFD, established in 1959, is the longest running outdoor theatre in Kansas and seeks to engage the community in stage performances every summer. They are a community-based, volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing the highest possible quality theatrical performances and educational experiences.

Lindsborg Old Fashion 4th of July Celebration

Come join us in the ‘borg for an old fashion 4th of July on Saturday

6:00 pm in Swenson Park

Lindsborg is celebrating Independence Day with an Old Fashioned 4th of July event. The observation festivities will be in Swensson Park, 400 block of N. Main Street. Yummy burgers and brats will be grilled up by the Lions Club at 5:00 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a patriotic evening. Also included is the Patriotic Parade – Inviting all ages to bring strollers, bikes, wagons to participate in the Patriotic Parade. Meet at 5:00 p.m. at the gazebo in Swensson Park to decorate. The patriotic parade will process through the park from the gazebo and kick-off the entertainment at 6:00 p.m.

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge

2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAXWELL WILDLIFE REFUGE The Friends of Maxwell

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

620-628-4455

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. http://www.maxwellwildliferefuge.com/home.html

 

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.