Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Katy Trail State Park in Missouri

 Missouri Wine Country
Postcard courtesy of
The Kate Land Trust
Preserving Farms and Forests Along the Katy Trail

Visitors to the Katy Trail State Park can hike, bike or visit wineries, shops and restaurants along 200 miles of spectacular Missouri countryside.  To preserve this scenic beauty forever, the Katy Land Trust offers landowners along the Trail an opportunity to use conservation agreements to protect their land from future development.

Painting by Bryan Haynes

postmarked in 2012 with two stamps - a 29 cent lavender stamp and a 32 cent Aloha stamp

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The Katy Trail State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri that contains the Katy Trail, a recreational rail trail that runs 240 miles (386 km) in the right-of-way of the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. Running largely along the northern bank of the Missouri River, it is the country's longest Rails-to-Trails trail. (unused train tracks that are converted into hiking trails)

Sections of the Katy are also part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the American Discovery Trail.

Cities you see on the trail and their mile-marker:
St. Charles39
Weldon Spring 55
Augusta 66
Bluffton       111
Jefferson City  143
Columbia169.9 (via M.K.T. Trail)
Sedalia  227
Clinton      262

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