Outdoor Adventure

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Stockton Lake

Stockton State Park Marina

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Dependable winds make Stockton Lake at Stockton State Park ... Read More »

An Unexpected Call

Recently I was sitting in line waiting to get the oil changed in my truck when my cell phone rang.  I didn’t recognize the number and it wasn’t programed into my phone but I answered it anyway. The voice on the other end of the line was an old friend who I had not seen in several years.  He said, ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Thousand Hills

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Thousand Hills State Park, west of Kirksville, has a ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Morris

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  At 161 acres, Morris State Park is among the ... Read More »

Floating on Missouri’s Rivers: What is it About a River?

Current River by Nolan Brunnworth.

Joe preferred to find a quiet Missouri waterway mid-week. Floating in silence, lazily lifting his paddle only when necessary. Watching drops trickle from the blade onto the mirrored surface of the river. Birds perched on branches along the way, singing harmonies for a time, until they spread their wings in flight, majestically moving on. Jan liked the Saturday social scene. ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Clinton

Henry County Bank, Clinton

You made it to the last stop on our journey! Throughout April we’ve been taking you across one of the The Show-Me State’s most-popular outdoor attractions. Katy Trail is celebrating its 25th anniversary and to commemorate this momentous occasion, we’ve visited several trailhead cities. While all of our trailhead cities are awesome, Clinton certainly is a jewel of its own. ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Ha Ha Tonka

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton. The centerpiece of ... Read More »

A Different Look at Kids Fishing: Today’s Youth Angler

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A few weeks ago, as springtime started peaking around the corner, my thoughts turned to bass and crappie fishing in ponds and smaller bodies of water and getting the young anglers out and about. Normally, when I think about taking kids fishing, my mind goes straight to what type of bait or lures to use, what size and style of ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Sedalia

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It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities. Let’s check out Sedalia, home to the Missouri State Fair, world-class art and historic architecture. Where to Stay In downtown Sedalia, ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Boonville

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It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities. Let’s check out Boonville, a Missouri River city known for its Civil War history and more recently for destinations such as ... Read More »