Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

SELFIE SPOTS Butterfly Painting LEGACY SQUARE 106 WEST MAIN STREET City Park Gazebo CITY PARK 515 SOUTH MAIN STREET Downtown Ottawa Iconic Buildings OTTAWA MAIN STREET, 1ST–5TH Historic Post Office 122 EAST 2ND STREET Kalmar Truck GOPPERT PARK AT LEGACY SQUARE INTERSECTION OF 1ST AND WALNUT STREET Marais des Cygnes River Bridge FLINT HILLS TRAIL ENTRANCE 901 WEST 2ND STREET Ottawa University Fire & Water stone OTTAWA UNIVERSITY 1001 SOUTH CEDAR STREET Onward Ottawa Screen LEGACY SQUARE 125 SOUTH WALNUT STREET Veteran Memorial EAST 4TH STREET 11 COMMUNITY GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY TRAILS ALL TRAILS LEAD TO OTTAWA Prairie Spirit The Prairie Spirit Trail offers biking and hiking enthusiasts, runners, bird watchers, and nature lovers a new Kansas outdoor adventure. Starting in our very own Ottawa, the trail leads down to Welda, currently encompassing more than 33 miles. The trail meanders through golden prairies, quiet woodlands, beautiful lakeside scenery, and travels through charmingly inviting communities. Flint Hills The Flint Hills Nature Trail is a nearly 120 mile rail-trail under development in northeast Kansas. It crosses 7 counties, and dozens of communities, along its east-to-west course. As the name implies, it crosses the beautiful Flint Hills. This outstanding recreational trail is not only a state resource for all Kansans, it is a national one. It is the seventh longest rail-trail in America and forms a component of the American Discovery Trail, the nation’s first coast-to-coast trail. Plus, it follows the general route of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and is the longest rail-trail in the U.S. being developed by a private organization, Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy. The Flint Hills Nature Trail connects with the 51-mile Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail in Ottawa and the 38-mile Landon Nature Trail west of Pomona. Few areas of the country can boast of a 200mile trail network, but then there are few parts of the country that have as many available public corridors, connecting population centers and traversing scenic and historic landscapes as Franklin County does.