Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a great place to visit, but most folks stick to the buildings and surrounding exhibits. All wonderful - but there's more! Shaker Village has sweeping prairie and meadow plantings that are well worth a closer look.

Our upcoming event will be a tour of these plantings, led by Don Pelly, the Naturalist at Shaker Village. This hike will last about 2½ hours. The terrain is gently sloping but not strenuous at all. I’ve gone walking there myself and there is a lot to see.

Time: The tour will start at 9:30am sharp.

Meeting place: We will meet at 9:15am in the main parking lot, at the welcome area that is by the Gift Shop.

Directions: Please see the Shaker Village website for directions.

Suggestions: Bring water, sunscreen, a hat…whatever you need to feel comfortable. Even though the terrain is not difficult, good hiking footwear is always a wise choice.

Optional lunch: We have places reserved for lunch at the restaurant at Shaker Village. We need to confirm our numbers by Wednesday, August 11th. Please contact Mary Carol to reserve. NOTE: Once we have confirmed your lunch reservation, we will be charged whether you’re there or not.