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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 25, 2023 – Spring brings wildflowers and birds to Weston Bend State Park. Join park team members as they lead wildflower walks and bird hikes through the park’s different trails.

  • 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29 – Harpst Trail has some of the best examples of native wildflowers in the area. Meet at the overlook parking lot and walk this loop trail to learn more about these plants. Although less than a mile in length, the trail does have two steep hills and consists of natural, uneven surfaces. There may be rocks, roots and mud along the way.
  • 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7 – Meet at the North Ridge Trail parking lot for an approximately 2-mile walk.
  • 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27 – Meet at the overlook parking lot for a 2-mile walk on the West Ridge Trail.

Participants should wear proper footwear and bring water, sun protection, insect repellent and binoculars, if they have them. All hikes are canceled in the event of rain or inclement weather.

Weston Bend State Park is located at 16600 Highway 45 North near Weston. For more information, call the park at 816-640-5443.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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