Outdoor Adventure

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

Warm Springs Ranch.

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 »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Lake Wappapello

Lake Wappapello State Park is one of the favorite fishing holes in southeast Missouri.

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!  Lake Wappapello State Park Located northeast of Poplar Bluff ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Rocheport

A-Frame, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport

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. Here’s a look at Rocheport, a charming small town noted for its winery, bed and breakfast inns and shopping spots. With ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Jefferson City

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Your trek along the Katy Trail continues into Central Missouri and passes north of Jefferson City, Missouri’s capital city. Hop off the trail for a side trip into Jefferson City via the access route that leads to the pedestrian/bicycle bridge that is attached to the Missouri River Bridge. The bridge offers an exciting vantage point from which to view the ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Prairie

Prairie State Park has a herd of some 130 bison that roams the grasslands.

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!  Prairie State Park Just miles from the Kansas state ... Read More »

5 Awesome Columbia Parks

Rock Bridge State Park- photo by Jennifer McGovney.

Columbia, Missouri, is a outdoor adventurer’s dream. There are so many things to do outside in the warm weather seasons that you will barely see your couch. So make sure to set your DVR this summer because if you’re in CoMo you’ll be in one of these parks, if not on one of their fabulous restaurant patios. MKT Trail What ... Read More »

Along the Katy Trail: Augusta

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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. We just left charming, historic St. Charles, next up is Augusta! This gorgeous town is 35 miles west of St. Louis ... Read More »

Fun in Springfield: Chadwick OHV Area

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Do not, under any circumstances, visit the Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV area. That is, unless you want to have an absolute blast exploring the nearly 80 miles of pristine trails, as they wind through the southern Missouri highlands. Per the name, this area is located just a few miles from the small community of Chadwick which is approximately 34 miles ... Read More »