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Trailrunning at Clinton Lake State Park, Lawrence, KS

Click on the Picture for a Larger Map
Click on the Picture for a Larger Map

The North Shore Trail has over 21 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails which begin in the Overlook Park and much of the north shore of the lake from the north end of the dam to the Coon Creek arm of the lake.  MAP
Directions to North Shore Clinton Lake from Kansas City:
-West on I-70
-Take Exit 197
-South on 10 Highway (E 850 Rd)
-Right at "Clinton Lake" exit
-Right onto N 1402 Rd
-West on 10 Highway
-Watch for, and follow the "10" signs through Lawrence; there will be a left and a right as it snakes through Lawrence
-Right at Clinton Lake exit
-Left onto N 1402 Rd
Where we park is in Overlook Park, just north of the dam.  Look for the entrance on N 1402 Rd (below), or see maps below:


A good place to park is in Overlook Park.

A closeup view of where to park (below).  There are no fees to pay in this area.  You can click on either map for a MapQuest map.


Clinton State Park phone number: 785-842-8562

Good Food & Beverages
in Lawrence:


Map to 75th St Brewery and Free State Brewery
Map to 75th St Brewery and Free State Brewery

A great place to go after running in Clinton Park is Free State Brewing, at 636 Massachusettes St, Lawrece, KS,
or the fairly new 75th Street Brewing at 3512 Clinton Pkwy, Lawrence
My opinion: Free State still has the best food and beverages of the two.
If it's early in the day, head to:
Wheatfields Bakery
904 Vermont, Lawrence
They have great breakfasts or sandwiches, and coffee.

Web Site Link

Or you can go to:
920 Massachusettes, Lawrence
for breakfast or lunch food and coffee.
(Milton's is usually more crowded than Wheatfields on the weekends, after 9 AM).

Milton's Web Site Link

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