Tag Archives: biking

Wine-ing Along the Katy Trail

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The weather is beginning to cool down and it’s a great time for a bike ride. Here are the breathtaking wineries you can find along the Katy Trail (AKA- bicycle heaven). The legendary Katy Trail is a 237 mile (386 km) trail stretching across most of the state of Missouri. It is built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas …

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Tour Missouri’s Innovative History While Biking Hwy 36

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When you think of innovators and innovations from Missouri, some that might come to mind include Walt Disney, Mark Twain, retailer JC Penney, World War I Gen. John “Blackjack” Pershing, outlaw Jesse James, The Pony Express, the invention of sliced bread, and Dr. A.T. Still. These people and events all have ties and connections to northern Missouri, and the Highway 36 …

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4 Beautiful Day Rides on the Katy Trail

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With river views, stuck-in-time railroad towns and tidy farms with cattle in the fields, there’s not a bad section of Katy Trail State Park. But here are four that are down-right spectacular. Jefferson City to Hartsburg: 10 miles. This section can be busy with state employees getting some exercise on lunch breaks. Hartsburg is a quintessential railroad town. It is …

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Check Out Missouri’s Brand New Echo Bluff State Park

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Echo Bluff State Park is one of those places you must visit to truly appreciate. The newest addition to Missouri’s robust State Parks system, Echo Bluff is situated along Highway 19 in northern Shannon County, between Salem and Eminence. The park officially opens July 30. The natural beauty and modern features will appeal to both hearty outdoors enthusiasts and to …

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Gear Up for Adventure on Missouri’s Katy Trail

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Missouri’s Katy Trail (technically Katy Trail State Park) is a popular pedestrian and bicycle path that runs across the heart of Missouri. Starting near St. Charles on the east, the approximately 240-mile trail parallels the Missouri River until it reaches the Boonville area, where it takes a southwesterly path through Sedalia to its ending point near Clinton.   The mostly …

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Best of Show: Boonville

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Missouri and its many attractions and destinations are often celebrated by publications across the nation. This month, our ‘Best of Show’ series features just a handful of these accolades from the past year. If you haven’t already, you’ll definitely want to add these destinations to your travel calendar in 2016. You may be surprised, but never disappointed, by the many …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Wakonda

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! Tucked into the northeast corner of Missouri on the …

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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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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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