Can you believe we’re just 12 days away from the first day of fall?!
Not sure if it’s just us, but summer sure did zoom by! The Lake of the Ozarks is bustling full of energy during the summer. Lots of people. Lots of parties. Lots of live music, events, and gorgeous fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend. It’s a wonderful time to be at the lake.
As with every summer, it eventually comes to an end. As temperatures drop and the crowds subside, a new, majestic beauty arrives. Fall (or Autumn – whatever you like to call it) at the Lake of the Ozarks is truly magical. If you’ve only visited during the summer, here are three reasons you should make the trek this fall:
- Foliage galore: Golds. Reds. Oranges. Browns. If you’re eyes are craving some natural beauty, look no further. Autumn is the perfect time of year to explore around the lake on foot. Navigate trails. Enjoy the peace and quiet. Soak up the wild colors Mother Nature has to offer. The leaves during this time of year even make the Dogwoods jealous!
- The crowds are gone: Boats on the lake begin to thin out. Kids head back to school. The pace at the lake begins to slow down. If a tranquil, slower pace is what you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed. Sure, there’s still people. But nothing like the summer. Take advantage of this peace. Our days are often hectic, especially between Halloween until the holidays in December. Come on down and get a much needed breather away from it all.
- So very cozy: Fall means cozy jackets, occasional scarves, and all things pumpkin spice. And of course, fall just isn’t fall without a piping hot mug of apple cider. This is also an especially fun time of year to visit the many antique stores found at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here’s a list of some of the festivals and craft fairs happening this fall.
This beautiful 4500 sq ft one of a kind custom built home features the best of the best. It is fully furnished and especially designed to capture the view of the lake from almost every room in the house. The exquisite floor plan is perfect for formal entertaining or just enjoying lazier time with friends and family.
You’ll know you’ve found the perfect vacation home when you walk through the cypress wood front doors with sidelights. Once inside, you are immediately drawn to the expansive sunken living room. The octagon shaped room with floor to ceiling windows overlooks the main channel of the Lake at the 18 mile marker.
The room features a native stone fireplace with customized mantel and a built in movie projector and oversized movie screen – complete with two hurricane shutters used in blocking light for movie viewing. This is a perfect place to be in the evening – watching movies and glancing at the stars and dock lights glistening reflection off the evening water. Just off the Living Room is the Bar Area with custom cabinets, a wet bar, sink, refrigerator, ice maker, small TV, and an old casino poker game built into the counter top.
You’ve probably heard of bird watching, but have you heard of leaf peeping?
LakeNewsOnline has a great idea for when you visit the lake this fall!
Any Ozark day brings serendipities of nature’s events. But, where are the green’s of nature? The skylines that have been summer lushes of green foliage tones have been replaced by hues of golds, ambers, and tangerine oranges, and rusts. Soon the vibrant colors will become shades of winter’s brown tones.
Travel anywhere to find your favorite fall niche. Locally, leaf peeping can be done in your own backyard and to anyplace in Miller, Camden, or Morgan Counties. Enjoy views of high bluffs that are exposed to sunlight by land, water, or air. Captivating colors can be found in cemeteries, along roadways, and local parks such as Bennett Springs. Ha Ha Tonka State Park offers inspiring landscapes at every view. The lookout at Bagnell Dam gives a majestic view of land and water as does the historic Wilmore Lodge. Attend fall festivities and enjoy short road trips. Create lasting memories by pressing special foliage into a “peepers” scrapbook.
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