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Enjoy Fall in Missouri State Parks

Prairie State Park

With mild temperatures and outstanding views of colorful foliage, fall is a fantastic time to be outdoors.  In our state parks and historic sites, there are plenty of opportunities to experience all that the season has to offer. Fall foliage in Missouri usually peaks in mid-October.  Whether you’re enjoying lake views during a family picnic, hitting the trails to catch ... Read More »

The Travel Effect: You Earned the Time, Take It

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It’s officially fall in Missouri and nothing is more comforting and relaxing than a pumpkin spice latte … during your five-minute break between meetings on a Monday morning, right? Sometimes you need a little longer than five minutes. And that hour lunch break? Yeah, it’s not cutting it. You need a vacation and you’re not alone. Recent research by the ... Read More »

10 Missouri State Parks You Need to Visit This Fall

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Missouri has been recognized many times for its wonderful state parks system. With 87 official Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites , which come to around 200,000 acres of beautiful public space, visitors can hike, camp and picnic in every corner of the state. Yes, 87 is a lot to choose from, so we narrowed it down to 10 that ... Read More »

Racers Can Hit the Trails with Missouri State Parks Racing Series

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Missouri State Parks is unveiling its inaugural season of the “Missouri State Parks Racing Series” this fall. Trail races of various types and distances of will take place at Finger Lakes, Johnson Shut-Ins, Stockton and Katy Trail state parks. The series begins with the Adventure Challenge at Finger Lakes State Park on Sept. 6. A combination race of paddling and ... Read More »

Fun For All Ages at Missouri State Parks

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When days get longer and the temperature rises, don’t stay inside, enjoy the great outdoors at one of Missouri’s State Parks. Missouri State Parks are the perfect setting for a family vacation; there are plenty of fun activities for every age group. Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon is just one of 52 state parks found across Missouri. This beautiful ... Read More »

Winter Hikes in Missouri: Explore the Best Trails Year-Round

Roaring River State Park

While many families think about getting outdoors in the fall, spring and summer months, winter hikes are also a great chance to get outdoors.  Don’t let cabin fever coop you up throughout the winter months, and take advantage of this great time to explore the trails in Missouri State Parks. Missouri has been named the “Best Trails State” by American ... Read More »

Enjoy Missouri’s History on an Interstate 70 Road Trip

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A magical history tour of the Interstate 70 corridor across Missouri’s mid-section found a mother lode of state parks and historic sites to explore. We discovered musicians, artists, founding fathers, Civil War soldiers and the earliest inhabitants of the state. The two-day road trip – a perfect remedy for cabin fever as cooler temperatures set in – began in St. ... Read More »

St. James Winery Pairs Well with State Parks

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There are two things Missouri does better than any other state in the nation: parks and wine. Well, maybe we’re biased, but the State Parks system in our beautiful state does a phenomenal job providing pristine sites for camping, hiking and fishing enthusiasts from all over the world—and Missouri is quickly becoming known for wines of great character and promise. ... Read More »

Hiking One of Missouri’s Prettiest Parks

Hawn State Park

One of Missouri’s most scenic and unspoiled landscapes, Hawn State Park is known for pine trees and wild azaleas. Ste. Genevieve, Mo. – The rocky trail leading to the top of Evans Knob will get your attention. But the reward is a panoramic view of the wooded hills of hardwoods and pines – a mosaic of color in fall – ... Read More »