Northeast Missouri provides a wide range of opportunities for outdoor recreation as well as numerous outdoor events. Here are some highlights you can explore around Kirksville and the surrounding area.
- Forest Lake Area Trail System (FLATS)
An all-volunteer community organization, FLATS suppors the development, use, and maintenance of trails in Adair County.
- Thousand Hills State Park (15 minutes from Truman State University)
Kayaks and canoes are popular year-round, and the free swim beach and sand volleyball are open during the summer months.
- Hazel Creek Lake
People travel from several states to fish this 530-acre lake because of the musky and bigger bass. It's also a popular place for kayaking as well as hunting waterfowl.
- Aquatic Center
Featuring both indoor and outdoor pools, the Aquatic Center in Kirksville offers recreational and educational swimming opportunities.
- Johnson County Connection
An agritourism destination that features a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, educational activities, a farm store and more for families and groups in September, October, and November.
- Kirksville Multisport
The motto for this informal group of NEMO runners, swimmers, and bicyclists is "Swim. Bike. Run. For Fun." If you're looking for a group to train with, simply show up at a workout.
- Kirksville Country Club
Located on the south edge of Kirksville, offerings for members include a challenging 18-hole golf course, driving range, swimming pool, pro shop, lounge, and other amenities.
Check out our Truman Wellness website for more physical activity ideas!