Crowder State Park, located near Trenton, celebrates spring’s arrival by hosting guided hiking events for the public every weekend in April.
As per a report, these events are designed to help visitors explore the park’s trails and experience diverse landscapes while promoting outdoor recreation. Hosting guided hiking events could also support local businesses, particularly private campground owners and operators nearby.
The guided hikes will occur at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays, led by park team members who will educate visitors on trails such as Redbud Trail, River Forks Trail, North Thompson Trail, Tall Oaks Trail, and South Thompson Trail.
The trails range from 1 to 6.5 miles in length and provide participants with unique experiences, from traversing creek beds and rock bluffs to exploring old fields, forests, and lake shores.
Visitors are encouraged to come prepared, wearing comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. They should also bring water, snacks, and insect repellent to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. More information about the guided hikes and the park can be found at mostateparks.com.
These events offer an excellent opportunity for private campground owners and operators in the vicinity to attract visitors to their establishments. With the increased foot traffic to the area, local businesses can benefit from additional services, such as camping equipment rentals, guided tours, and shuttle services.
Outdoor recreation has significantly contributed to local economies, and events like these guided hikes at Crowder State Park help support and sustain small businesses in the community. By encouraging the public to explore the park and its trails, the park promotes a healthy lifestyle and fosters a sense of community pride and appreciation for the natural environment.
As we welcome the warmer weather, now is the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and head to Crowder State Park to experience the beauty of nature and support the local economy.
As per Missouri State Parks’ website, Missouri features 41 state parks and historic sites that offer more than 3,500 campsites that range from secluded walk-in areas to sites with hookups for water, sewer, and electrical service. Campgrounds provide amenities such as hot showers, laundry facilities, and dump stations; some even offer free Wi-Fi connections.