Outdoor Adventure

Waterfalls & Cinnamon Rolls: The Perfect Spring Day in Parkville

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Spring is officially here and it’s time to get outside and explore! Although we didn’t have too harsh of a winter here in Platte County (around 5 inches of snow and just a few days in the single digits), spring is the best time of year; you get to ditch the coats and feel the sun on your face. What …

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A Guide to Missouri Wildflowers

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Spring is the season of renewal. Breezes are soft and warm. Tiny leaves emerging from awakening trees are a green you only see in this season. Bird song is at full volume. It’s the best time to explore Missouri’s outdoors – especially her forests. With the bluebird sky you’ve waited for all winter, Missouri’s state tree – the dogwood – …

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Spring Surprises in Missouri State Parks

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Cabin fever got you down? Shake the post-winter blahs and enjoy the spring warmup by taking a walk in the woods. You may find a few surprises along the trail of your choice. “Ephemeral” means short-lived and spring ephemerals are tiny wildflowers that pop up amid the leaf litter when the first warming rays of sunshine hit the forest floor. …

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Selfie-Worthy Roadside Attractions

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You can take mirror selfies all day, but prized shots with a worthy snap-shot companion are harder to come by. Missouri does not fall short when looking for that perfect pic on your drive through the Show-Me-State. Grab your selfie stick and hit the road to these seven selfie-worthy roadside attractions. “Eye,” 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis. In the heart …

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Looking Forward to Spring at Lake of the Ozarks

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Is winter worrying you? Well, let’s think of a weather warmup with water and wakes to help shake off old man Winter. The time of year has arrived when spring fever gets folks at Lake of the Ozarks, and all over our great state of Missouri, in its grip. We attend boat shows and spring festivals, and start thinking about …

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Missouri Sculpture Parks to Cure Cabin Fever

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Sculpture parks offer an immersive cultural experience that allows you to get outdoors while enjoying the crisp air of a Missouri winter. From the grand Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis to the quaint Above Beyond Sculpture Garden at a Blue Springs elementary school, sculpture parks and gardens in Missouri help you to avoid cabin fever this winter. Here’s a …

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Winter Bass Fishing Survival Pack

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Winter is here, but Missouri’s great bass fishing is still going strong. There are three lures you need in your arsenal to develop a fishing system to get you well into spring. I have always tried to keep my bass fishing as simple as possible by focusing in on two of a bass’ main source of food, crayfish (or as …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Arrow Rock State Historic Site

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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! Just a 15-minute drive off busy Interstate 70 in …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Taum Sauk Mountain

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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! Located in the St. Francois Mountains of the Ozarks …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Robertsville

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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! When Robertsville State Park opened in 1989, it was …

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