Tag Archives: Lake of the Ozarks

What to do at The Lake This Winter … And Beyond

It’s easy to get to the centrally located Lake of the Ozarks.  It’s just 175 miles from St. Louis, 165 miles from Kansas City, 125 miles from Branson and less than a day’s drive from practically anywhere in the central United States.  Now that the Lake Area has the new expressway and 242 Highway, getting around the Lake is even ... Read More »

Seasonal Celebrations Abound in Missouri

Christmas is 10 days away, which means you need to do two things: 1) Finish your shopping; 2) Enjoy the fun events happening around Missouri during this season of celebration. In every corner of the Show-Me State, celebrations of all sorts take place as 2011 winds to a close and 2012 draws near. Whether you’re interested in drive-thru light parks, ... Read More »

Life at the Lake and Capital Fun

A recent outing in Central Missouri offered the opportunity to explore some “close to home” places I’d never been to or experienced personally. The journey started by spending a little time — not nearly enough to see and do everything, that’s for sure — in the Lake of the Ozarks area. The first stop on this trek was Ha Ha ... Read More »

Lots to do Year-round at Lake of the Ozarks

Due to the central location of the Lake of the Ozarks, many people visit the Lake for a variety of reasons.  One reason is because of all the great events that are going on throughout the summer season, making the Lake a fun vacation spot for all ages. For an absolutely splashing good time with your favorite jumping dog, the ... Read More »

History Channel to Air TV Show on Lake Area Business

A few months back, in this very space, our own KatiesTrail wrote a post about a television pilot being filmed in the Lake of the Ozarks area. The working title was “$old” and the program was to air on The History Channel. The pilot filmed in the Lake Area focused on auctioneer Rick Bryant and his business. We received word ... Read More »

It’s Time to Tee It Up!

You'll find courses to suit every skill level around Missouri.

Is the snow finally gone?  Wow, what a wet winter we just had.  When we got the record snowfall in January, I asked myself “Do you think that we might see grass before June?” However, as we all know, we have green grass and trees blooming right now, which means one thing to me; let’s get out playing some golf! ... Read More »

Make the Most of Your Missouri Fishing Trip

Here's a brown trout taken from Lake Taneycomo, near Branson.

“The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad,” is a quote from famous author and fisherman, not necessarily in that order, A.K. Best. And every time I read this quote, I think to myself and laugh a little, because that must have been a day Mr. Best didn’t use a fishing guide. Missouri is blessed with an ... Read More »

Four Parks Light Up The Lake

Lake Holiday Lights Park in Osage Beach.

Lake of the Ozarks is known for summer fun on the water, but what many don’t realize is during the winter holidays, the Lake Area creates a completely new kind of family fun. With four drive-thru light parks spread throughout the Lake, it is no wonder people travel from all over to visit Lake of the Ozarks in November and ... Read More »

4 Things to do to Avoid Being a Homebody When it’s Cold Out

It is late fall and the temperature has dropped significantly. Now, cold weather should not keep you trapped indoors all day; so below are four activities that are sure to warm up your day even if the weather isn’t. Spa day: Often times, cold weather makes your skin dry and itchy; what better time to rejuvenate your body with the ... Read More »

Mark it ‘$OLD!’ History Channel Pilot Filming in Lake of the Ozarks

From left, Missouri Division of Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner; Producer/Director Bonnie Brennan, Line Producer Bob Visty; and TV Personality Jann Carl.

Missouri has become known as a destination with diverse entertainment options and many live shows for every taste, genre and for all generations.  Yesterday, I found out about a new show in the making, and if all goes as planned, the world will soon enjoy this new production. I stopped in at Camdenton at the Lake of the Ozarks where ... Read More »