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Destination of the Day: St. Louis Riverfront Trail

The St. Louis Riverfront Trail runs 11 miles from downtown to the Chain of Rocks Bridge, through an industrial landscape, past two 100 year old bridges, and along the only stretch of the Upper Mississippi River south of Minneapolis that has no commercial navigation. Not a bad ride. Read about more Destinations here.

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Destination of the Day: Ted Shanks Conservation Area

For August, the Destination of the Day department will feature places in my home state, Missouri. We’ll start it off with 6,800 acres of wetlands and floodplain forest south of Hannibal at Ted Shanks Conservation Area. Visit the area to wander around the wetlands or the 9 miles of Mississippi River shoreline, to hunt or […]

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Destination of the Day: Fort Defiance Park

Fort Defiance Park offers an intimate view of the merging of two of the continent’s biggest rivers–the Ohio and the Mississippi–a combination that spawns a beast of a river from that point south. The park isn’t in great shape–it floods often and the City of Cairo doesn’t have a lot of money to take care […]

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