Iola Wins Kansas Trail Guide Town of the Year!

Iola’s trail system was in the running to be named Kansas Trail Guide Town of the Year, and Iola won the poll by a landslide!  Thrive Allen County will be presented the award for the 2017 Kansas Trail Guide Town of the Year on Thursday, July 20 at 2pm at the Thrive Allen County conference room, 9 South Jefferson Ave, Iola.

Along with the award and an honorary copy of the Kansas Trail Guide book given to Thrive Allen County, the authors, Jonathan Conard and Kristin Conard, will be presenting information on the trails of Kansas and what you can see when you get off the highway and explore.  From wagon trail ruts and Civil War history to impressive geologic formations and beautiful wildflowers, there are some amazing things to see.

Authors Kristin Conard and Jonathon Conard on the Southwind Rail Trail. Photo from Kansas Trail Guide website.

You’ll also be able to buy your own copy of the Kansas Trail Guide book, get a copy signed, and ask any questions about the trails of Kansas that you might have.

We are honored to accept this award on behalf of everyone who has made and continues to make our trail system in Allen County the trail destination of choice!  We hope you can join us on Thursday, July 20 at 2pm to celebrate this award to our community and learn more about the trails in Kansas.