Candlelight Walk Illuminates White Oak Trace trail in Cape Girardeau

Multitude of candles on the ground.

Multitude of candles on the ground.

There’s nothing like a stroll through nature that helps you relax and appreciate the climate controlled indoors especially when this stroll through nature takes place on a cold December evening. You can experience a candlelit walk on December 14th at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center in northeast Missouri.

Spice up the Holidays

The Christmas holiday is a great time of year to spend time with friends and family. Decorating the tree, going Christmas shopping, and baking cookies together are all activities that can be counted on to occur during the holidays.

But what about doing something different? This year the Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting a candlelit walk on one of their trails.

The trail is easily accessible by old and young alike. Not to mention a walk through the woods can be a fun activity with a friend or some family.

Take a Walk

Jamie Koehler, the assistant manager at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, agreed that December is an excellent time to enjoy nature.

A night stroll also offers a new and different perspective on nature.

“This is the perfect time of year to pause with family and friends to enjoy time together in nature,” Koehler said. “We hope this event will offer our community the perfect opportunity to spend time together this season.” [1]

All the Details

From 5 to 8 PM the Cape Girardeau Missouri Conservation Nature Center will be putting on a candlelit walk on their White Oak Trace trail. The trail itself is paved and easy to navigate by wheelchairs, strollers, or by walking.

The path will be lit with candles the whole way, and when you reach the end, the staff will greet you with assorted hot beverages. This event will be free for everyone.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is located within the north portion of the Cape Girardeau County Park. Just east of Interstate 55 (Exit 99). Take Kingshighway (State Highway 61) east 0.25 mile of I-55 to the park and nature center. You can call (573)290-5218 or visit here for more information.


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