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Katy Trail tram tour offered for seniors

Katy Trail tram tour offered for seniors

March 20th, 2019 in Local News

A bridge crosses Cedar Creek in Callaway County on the Katy Trail. The 240-mile trail passes through numerous towns, featuring various amenities from bed and breakfasts to shops and historic features from when the trail served as the MKT railroad line from Machens to Clinton.

Photo by Angie Hutschreider

Missouri State Parks is offering an opportunity for senior citizens to take in Katy Trail State Park from an open tram coach during Tuesdays on the Trail tours.

The tours are part of Missouri State Parks' Seniors to Parks initiative, with funding for the tram provided by the Missouri Parks Association.

The free tours will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and last around two hours each. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

The tram tours will run between different Katy Trail trailheads on the first Tuesday of each month in the spring and again in the fall. Interpretive guides will explain the natural history and cultural features along the way.

The dates and locations for the Tuesdays on the Trail tram tours are:

  • April 2 — Rocheport to McBaine.
  • May 7 — Windsor to Leeton.
  • June 4 — Treloar to Gore.
  • Sept. 3 — North Jefferson City to Hartsburg.
  • Oct. 1 — Windsor to Green Ridge.

For more information or to make a reservations, call Katy Trail State Park at 573-449-7402.