I would be a very rich woman if I had a nickel for every time one of our kids said "Mom, I'm bored! There's nothing to do." Here is one of my favorite go-to responses - "Let's go for a walk on the Katy Trail."
You never know what you will find - birds, snakes, squirrels, flowers, insects, travelers, and more! As wild as it sounds, my husband and I once met a team training their sled-dogs for the Iditarod right there on the Katy Trail. This is an awesome trail for walking, jogging, biking, or even horseback riding. It starts in Clinton and goes all the way to Machens, MO (north of St.Louis).
The Katy Trail is a state park built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT or Katy) and is 240 miles long. While hiking the trail, you will soak up some sunshine while enjoying the scenery, the history, perhaps the company, and the great outdoors. There are restrooms and parking for your convenience at the starting point in Clinton. The best part is, it's free!