Mountain Men Event at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge May 9

Mountain Men Event at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge May 9

CANTON – If tradition, self-reliance, hard work, and the great outdoors are all things that ring true for you, The Friends of Maxwell Wildlife Refuge invite you to attend their Mountain Men Days At Maxwell May 9 from 10 a.m - 4 p.m. Celebrating the history of the American mountain man, the one-day event will draw visitors from across the state to learn about and celebrate activities such as primitive camping, blacksmithing, flint knapping, trading, and more. The refuge is located at 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton and gate entry fees will be waived the day of the event.

Food will also be available, as well as buffalo tours on the prairie every hour, courtesy of the Friends of Maxwell.

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is located six miles north of Canton, in the very southeastern tip of the scenic Smoky Hills, an area of large rolling hills. It is the only location in Kansas where public herds of both bison and elk can be viewed in a native prairie environment.

For information, contact Betty Schmidt at (620) 628-4455, or by e-mail at