M.O. promotes Art Hill behind the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Located next to the Saint Louis Art Museum, expansive Art Hill is one of Forest Park’s most iconic sledding spots. Photo: Missouri Division of Tourism

This article is presented in partnership with the Missouri Division of Tourism.

Hi, friends. Mo here. If you’re starting to get restless, you’re not alone. Even if temperatures are dropping, you can always find your M-O in Missouri. Getting outside is one of the best ways to conquer cabin fever. Here are some of my favorite places for a wintry mix of fun and fresh air:

St. Louis’ Forest Park is home to Steinberg Skating Rink, one of the largest outdoor ice-skating rinks in the Midwest. If there’s snow on the ground, grab a sled and head to Art Hill, considered by many to be the best sledding spot in the city.

The castle ruins at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Photo: FunLake.com

What will it be: take in one of Missouri’s beautiful natural springs or explore the imposing ruins of a “castle” with an intriguing history? At Ha Ha Tonka State Park near the Lake of the Ozarks, you can do both.

In Independence, follow the footsteps of Missouri’s only president, Harry S. Truman, through the neighborhood where he once lived. The 2.7-mile Harry S. Truman Walking Trail features more than 40 plaques embedded in the sidewalks that tell the story of Truman and his hometown.

Peaceful sunset at Branson Landing. Photo: Missouri Division of Tourism

There’s plenty to see within Branson city limits. Stroll along beautiful Lake Taneycomo on a 1.5-mile boardwalk at Branson Landing. Don’t miss the outdoor water, fire, light and music show in the town square.

Explore Missouri’s only cypress swamp at Big Oak Tree State Park, located near East Prairie. A mile-long boardwalk will take you past cypress trees, towering oaks and hickories — the tallest in the state.

Find more winter fun at VisitMo.com. I’ll see you there.