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County residents encouraged to explore local park on Jan. 1

Plan now to ring in the new year enjoying the outdoors during a family-friendly New Year’s Day Hike at St. Charles County’s Klondike Park in Augusta.

Guests of all ages are invited to participate in a 2-mile guided hike from 10- 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1 with Ranger Steve Tiemann at Klondike Park, located at 4600 Hwy. 94 South in Historic Missouri Wine Country. Participants will meet at Shelter #2 to take a group hike from the Meeting Facility to the Strip Mine Trail where they can experience spectacular views.

Klondike Park

Klondike Park consists of 250 acres of scenic property with more than 4 miles of natural and paved trails for hiking and biking; a trail that connects to the historic Katy Trail; six rustic cabins that sleep up to eight guests; and 43 campsites with restrooms and a shower house nearby. Once the site of an old silica sand quarry, white silica sand beaches surround the park’s large lake and a unique lookout bluff provides picturesque views of the Missouri River Valley below.

If there is inclement weather on the day of the event, check the status of the program by calling the Parks Rainout Line at (636) 707-0011 or check the app on the Parks Department’s website at stccparks.org.

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