Hike and Trumpeter Swans Viewing with 37 North Expeditions

jan 19 |

feb 02

9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Jan 19 2019 | Feb 02 2019

9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Farmers Park
2144 E Republic Rd
Springfield, MO
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Enjoy a very simple/short hike in Big Creek Natural Area in the Arkansas Valley. This hike follows a high bluff line that showcases magnificent views of the river below.

After the hike, the real show begins. Magness Lake houses a huge population of Trumpeter Swans during the winter. These birds are the largest waterfowl in North America, weighing up to 35 pounds and having close to 8’ wingspans. The swans are best seen right before sunset, so we will base our timing on these optimal viewing times.

Perfect for: 

Beginner hikers up for a challenge

Families wanting a unique outdoor outing 

Experienced and intermediate hikers looking for a special Ozark adventure 

Age requirement is 8+ (suggested age 10+)