The Ken Sidey Nature Area - Adair County

Located 2 1/2 miles southwest of Greenfield at 2521 Lewis Avenue in Adair County. There are 107 acres of timberland and 3 miles of walking trails. Ken Sidey Nature Area is owned by the Adair County Conservation Board. It was named honoring Kenneth H. (K.H.) Sidey for this many columns in the Adair Country Free Press newspaper titled “Nature Notes” during the 1930s and 1940s. Mr. Sidey hiked the area often and used information he gathered for his column.

Middle River Forest Area - Adair County

Owned and maintained by the Adair County Conservation Board. Located at 3234 200th Street, Dexter, Iowa, which is 10 miles SE of Stuart, Iowa or 13 miles NE of Greenfield, Iowa. This 38 acre park provides access to Middle River, a hiking trail and a walk-in primitive tent camping area.

Lake Orient Recreation Area — Adair County

This 22-acre lake offers fishing, camping with electricity, shelter houses, a playground, Frisbee golf, horseshoes and a walking trail.

Q-Pond Park Trail – Clarke County

Just off Exit 34 of Interstate 35.

East Lake Park Trail – Clarke County

Just east of Osceola on Hwy. 34.

Leon Scenic Trail – Decatur County

1.5 mile paved walking trail located in Leon

Lamoni Bike Trail – Decatur County

6 mile paved biking and hiking trail located in Lamoni.

The Cinder Path Trail – Lucas and Wayne Counties

The Cinder Path Trail is an abandoned railroad that stretches for 13.5 miles from Chariton in Lucas County to Humeston in Wayne County. At the southern endpoint in Humeston, the old train depot has been converted into the town’s Depot Museum and City Hall.

Red Haw State Park and Stephens State Forest – Lucas County

Red Haw State Park and Stephens State Forest has wonderful trails for walking, biking, riding horses and exploring! Videos of these parks can be found at:

Ringgold Trailway – Ringgold County

Ringgold Trailway is located in Mount Ayr in Ringgold County to Poe Hollow Park. This trail is a 25 acre trail system that includes a 2-mile asphalt trail built along an old Burlington Northern Railroad bed that extends from the east side of Mount Ayr on Hwy 169 to Poe Hollow with parking access at both ends.

Mapleleaf Pathway – Ringgold County

Mapleleaf Pathway is located in Diagonal, Ringgold county. This is a 1.5 mile natural trail on an old Chicago/Northwestern Railroad bed located on the northeast side of Diagonal. This railway system formed an outline of a maple leaf on the rail map.

Boone Woods – Ringgold County

Boone Woods a path located in Redding/Ringgold county. Boone Woods is located southwest of Redding. A vast trail system runs through this rough terrain and provides a challenge for hikers, hunters, and equestrians. A trail and boundary map can be found at a kiosk in the north parking area.

Path to Park Trail – Union County

Path to Park Trail is located in Creston/Union County. The 5 plus mile paved walking/biking trail extends through McKinley Park to the south edge of Green Valley State Park. It then connects with the 3.5 miles of paved trail around Green Valley Lake to the campground. Another 6 miles of grass surface trail (suitable for walking and mountain biking) continues from the campground around the lake.