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Enjoy our two thousand feet of walk right up on top of the levee. Steps lead up from the river park or there is a parking lot with handicapped access at the base of Lewis Street. Every so often you will find a bench to sit and enjoy the sites along the Mississippi River.
Almost untouched but easy to get to, this quiet little spot is a good place to take pictures of area wildlife. Everything from herons, ducks, butterflies and dragonflies are the subject of area photographers. This area is used by the public school as well as college for an outdoor educational science laboratory.
Hike a nine-tenths mile trail that descends to the second-largest spring in Missouri, Greer Spring, which has an average daily flow of 222 million gallons. Look for the trailhead sign on Route 19, eight miles north of Alton. Homesteaded by Thomas Simson in 1845; purchased by Samuel Greer in 1859. Activities include picknicking, floating, canoeing, boating, fishing, camping, biking trails, a backpacking trail and equestrian trails. On-site parking and vault toilets are available.
This established bicycle route connects a number of historic sites, points of interest, recreational areas and natural attractions as it stretches approximately 260 miles across northern Missouri.
The route follows county and state roadways that generally parallel Route 36, with some stretches on Route 36 itself. There is generally no shoulder on the secondary roads, but they have very little vehicular traffic. There are rolling hills throughout the route, but no particularly steep or extended climbs.
Route 36 across northern Missouri is known as “The Way of American Genius” because of towns along the way that were home to people such as Mark Twain, Walt Disney, Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing, J. C. Penney, Jesse James, and others; plus the Pony Express.
Visit our website for details, event schedules and maps. Be sure to read the safety Disclaimer.
Note: The address and phone shown are for the Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance offices.
This self-guided walking tour of the downtown area of Salem, and the old residential area, features 63 historic homes and buildings. Photos and historic descriptions of each site are posted on a plaque at the nearest utility pole. A brochure containing a map and describing the tour is available at the start of the tour near the Courthouse in Salem, or it can be obtained at the Visitors Center at 200 S. Main St. in Salem.
Stockton Trails Initiative Coalition is a group of volunteers. Our mission: to coordinate development and maintenance of multi-use trails around the community of Stockton and Stockton Lake, in order to provide free healthy outdoor activity for all and to conserve the natural beauty of the land, water and vegetation.
There are more than 40 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, running, horseback riding and a kayak trail. You can find a map of trails and upcoming events on our website.
Note: the address shown is for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building near the trail head of the Cedar Gap and Crabtree Cove Trails. The phone shown is for the Stockton Trails Initiative Coalition.
The Ozarks, in a word, are splendid. The Ozark Trail system contains more than 390 miles of trails, divided into (mostly) linked sections; plus, a number of spur trails for extra opportunities to hike, cycle and ride horses – most of the trail is multi-use (some areas are restricted use).
This natural surface trail offers trips from just a few miles to a 230-mile "thru hike." Spend a lazy afternoon at Taum Sauk visiting Mina Sauk Falls; a week backpacking along the Current and Eleven Point Rivers; and work up a sweat on the Berryman Loop. The Ozark Trail system will take away the stress and leave a smile on your face.
You encounter a variety of terrain, forests, springs, crystal-clear streams, shut-ins and waterfalls, bluffs riddled with caves and true wilderness areas. The area is home to deer, turkey, bobcat, bear, songbirds and bald eagles. It is one of the most diverse places on the planet.
Visit our website for details, maps, descriptions of the natural features in the area and suggested outings.
Note: The phone and address shown are for the headquarters of the Ozark Trail Association.
This one-mile Trail of Tears Naional Historic Trail runs along the Roubidoux River from Waynesville Park to Laughlin Park.
There are pavilions, restrooms, playground equipment, a splash park and easy river access. A boardwalk passes above the underwater cave.
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