There's an old folk saying about the Ozarks:
"It's not that the mountains are so high, it's just that the valleys are so
It's true. The Ozarks are a heavily eroded plateau,
pushed up eons ago and carved out by hundreds of streams over thousands of years. Nature
worked wonders, and today the diversity of these highlands is endless.
Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in
America are here to enjoy. Trout floats on the White, Little Red and Spring Rivers, plus
bass and panfish outings on the lakes and smaller streams, make for world-class fishing
action. Recreational boating, canoeing
and swimming are also on the agenda of many visitors.
Plan a leisurely walk along a trickling stream, or pick up the pace
on an award-winning hiking
trail. Enjoy the shady porch of a cozy log cabin or sail a 40,000-acre lake. Take time
to tour a museum, historic home, formal garden or Civil War park. Dance and sing along at
an informal mountain hoedown or dress up for an evening on the town.
Include a day or two to explore the rich heritage of the
hill country. Study the traditional folkways, see the wonders of a limestone cavern or visit a craftsman at work.
Hideaway in the Ozarks this year.