Tag Archives: Missouri outdoors

Float-Trip Ready Missouri Canned Beer

A handful of local craft breweries have been canning beer from early on, including Piney River Brewing Co. in Bucyrus, while others have gradually introduced canned beers in the past few years. Last summer, store shelves across the state were packed with a record number of options. Float trip-friendly favorites included 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s seasonal Dakine tropical IPA, Boulevard …

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Missouri is Ready for Summer Float Trips

  It’s been a wild spring for weather in Missouri and we’ve had plenty of rain.  But what comes up must go down – and they have. Our rivers and streams are ready for your great summer float trip.  The outfitters are standing by, the fish are biting, the sun is shining and Mother Nature has never looked better.  Whether …

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28 Wineries with Outdoor Activities

Missouri is a breathtaking state full of outdoor enthusiasts. It’s also home to more than 130 wineries, most of which offer gorgeous outdoor seating areas. If you’re looking for a relaxing day of soaking in the sunshine while you sip on delicious wine, you won’t have to look far. If you’re looking for a more active Missouri wine adventure, here …

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Summer Bike Festivals in Missouri

Summer in Missouri is one of the best times of the year. Kids are out of school, the weather is beautiful and everything and everyone just seems a bit happier. During these few short months throughout the year, Missouri is alive and well with outdoor adventures for families, couples and kids alike. There are many of lakes and rivers for …

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Missouri Outdoor Adventures: Don’t Let Them Bug You

Some years ago, a friend of mine who enjoys the outdoors – hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing – was asked if there was anything he DIDN’T like about being out in the wild. His response was classic: “If there’s anything I don’t like it would be what I call ‘Mother Nature’s revenge’: ticks, chiggers and poison ivy.” Personally, I would add …

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Roughing It: Missouri-Style

I used to do a fair amount of camping – particularly while trout-fishing at Bennett Spring or Montauk State Park with my husband. Half the fun was getting the gear together: tent; camp stove; gas lantern; sleeping bags; ice chest full of food selected for outdoor cooking convenience; marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. Those were great times. Then one day …

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The Coolest Birds in Missouri

In Missouri, winter is for the birds. Literally. As January begins, bird watching opportunities abound across the state, indoors and out. And what better way to celebrate National Bird Day on January 5 than taking in the avian sights around the Show-Me State? Start by letting your spirit take wing at World Bird Sanctuary in Eureka, where you can meet …

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Gear Up for Adventure on Missouri’s Katy Trail

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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Floating in Missouri: The Calling of the River

For nearly 30 years I have been involved in the paddlesports industry. I have witnessed thousands of float trips, and have even managed to sneak off for a few of my own. For me, every time I answer the call of the river, the conversation is familiar, yet as different as the water flowing through the stream. There is a …

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Missouri Conservation Keeps Water Wild

rowing up in central Missouri, I spent my best days outside making memories I’ll never forget, and learning lessons that shaped the way I see the world.  I’ve always found water fascinating – especially water that seems to move on its own volition.  As a child, I loved tracing the path of rainwater, coursing its way through rivulets, curbsides and …

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