April 17, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Celebrate Earth Day with a guided hike at Pomme de Terre State Park April 25

Visitors are invited to join park staff at Pomme de Terre State Park on a guided nature hike. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Participants should meet at the Cedar Bluff trailhead in the Hermitage Area campground.

Spring is a good time to experience wildflowers, birds, various animals and spectacular scenic beauty. Hikers should be prepared for a 1.5-mile hike over uneven terrain and are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Hikers may want to bring water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat and sunscreen. Binoculars may also be useful for looking at wildlife and views of the lake.

Pomme de Terre State Park is located in Pittsburg, Mo. For more information about the event, contact the park at 417-852-4291. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.