Outdoor Adventure

Bass Fishing Tips for Fall in Missouri

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When the nights start cooling down Missouri’s bass fishing starts heating up. The annual shad migration to shallower water has already started. As you head up the rivers and big creek arms of the major reservoirs you will find them, threadfin and gizzard shad, sometimes acres of them. Find the shad and you will find the bass.   With so …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Weston Bend

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Located just northwest of the Kansas City metropolitan area, Weston Bend State Park sits on a bend of the Missouri River near the site of the once-thriving town of Weston. In 1804, Lewis and Clark arrived in the area and noted evidence of an old Indian village on the opposite side of the river. Fort Leavenworth was established in 1827 …

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Hike, Bike & Sip Your Way through Cape Girardeau this Fall

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Explore Cape Girardeau in the fall, when the weather and leaves are at their best, on your bike or on a hike, while finishing up your active day with a trip to a local winery or microbrewery. Bring your bike with you to Cape Girardeau and take a ride along the Mississippi River at Riverfront Park.  This paved, 1.25 mile …

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Ha Ha Tonka: A Historical Place to Play

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What could be more exciting for outdoor adventure-lovers than hiking through old castle ruins with beautiful Ozark lakes and forest covered hills as your backdrop? Grab your walking shoes and a camera and head to Ha Ha Tonka State Park in the Lake of the Ozarks. Through 15 miles of trails (and boardwalks) you can see what’s left of a …

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Discover a Fall Adventure in Western Missouri

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Fall is a great time of year to visit the Show-Me State. During the autumn months, temperatures are cooler and the leaves are brighter, making outdoor adventures all that much more exciting. Travel through western Missouri and experience some of the best the state has to offer this season, including some traditional fall activities you won’t want to miss. Start …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Lake of the Ozarks

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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! Lake of the Ozarks State Park is the largest, …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Table Rock

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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 on Table Rock Lake and near the Branson …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Meramec

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! About an hour’s drive west of St. Louis off …

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Hitchhikers Guide To Ingress In Pulaski County

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Ingress agents love road trips! And Pulaski County is road trip country. Gather up your fellow agents and experience a day, or weekend, exploring legendary trails and roads, multiple eras of rich military history, and railroad boom towns. Pulaski County’s “can’t miss” portals include: Devils Elbow Post Office– On the original alignment of Route 66 and on the banks of …

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Enjoy the Outdoors in St. Joseph

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Parks, nature centers and conservation areas offer mild to wild adventures By Brian Wright (contributor via St. Joseph, MO Convention & Visitors Bureau) For nearly two centuries, St. Joseph, Missouri has been a draw for people on the go. The mighty Missouri River offered steamboat travel, and the city was the jumping off point for thousands of adventurous emigrant pioneers …

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