Get Growing, Green Thumbs

Columbia garden centers provide inspiration, materials and know-how to spruce up your yard.


What You Can Do Outdoors During COVID-19

Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t get some fresh air.


Volunteering in Nature

The Missouri Department of Conservation conserves and protects the outdoors and offers various volunteer opportunities around the state.


boats on the water at forest park in st louis

A Walk Through Missouri’s Largest Municipal Parks

Forest and Swope Park both rank among our nation's largest city parks by acreage, and both played important roles in the development of their communities.


Meet the Sled Dog Team That Lives in Missouri

An improbable team of Siberian sled dogs finds love, fun, and new purpose with their Hillsboro musher


The Castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Lake of the Ozarks in the Winter

Lake of the Ozarks offers wonderful winter activities.


Climber is sending on rock over Missouri waters

Missouri’s Most Extreme Adventures

Experienced adventurers show us around five of the state’s most extreme outdoor experiences.


MR340 Canoe Race

Dodging Barges, Hallucinating, and Lost on the Big Muddy: Inside the MR340

Hundreds of paddlers from around the world will undertake the MR340 next year, a grueling 340-mile race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles. Get a taste for the adventure from these veteran competitors, and pick a point along the river to watch.


The moon in the night sky over Lake of The Ozarks

210 Miles to Taum Sauk

Things you see, places you go, and people you meet hiking the Ozark Trail.