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Hike, SUP & Winery

  • Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area 3601 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, MO, 65616 United States (map)
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Nothing speaks louder of summer month in the Ozarks like hiking and playing on the lake! We will start our day at Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, at the Homestead Trailhead. This is a 3.5 mile loop with 445 ft elevation change. This hike features a great forest scenery that will immerse you in the beautiful Ozarks. After a great hike, we will head over to Bull Shoals Lake for a couple hours of refreshing stand up paddle boarding (SUP) with 38 Paddle Co.. We will supply all equipment and have dockside tutorial from a local professional before enjoying this unique sport. SUP offers a different way to play on the water while you get a full-body workout. Also, since you are standing at full height on your board, you will be able to explore the lake from a perspective you’ve never seen before. And what a better way to end the day than with wine, live music and the perfect scenery at Bear Creek Winery?


INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION, SUP EQUIPMENT AND EXPERT GUIDE

DOES NOT INCLUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

*GROUP/FAMILY RATES AVAILABLE

AGE REQUIREMENT: 15+ (Winery is family friendly)


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We will start out day with a 3.5 hike through mild terrain, followed by a relaxing day on the water learning the basics of SUP.

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Today will be the perfect opportunity for you to conquer a new hobby! Get connected with the Ozarks and with other outdoor enthusiasts!

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Return happy after seeing one of the Ozarks hidden gems.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 8:00 AM

PERFECT FOR

  • Anyone interested in SUP - no experience is necessary.

  • First Time Hikers up for a challenge.

  • Fit Adventurers looking for a fun day in nature.

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing.

  • Hiking boots / shoes

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen / Bug repellent

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Swimsuit (there will be a place for you to change) and towel.

  • Backpack

  • Water, snacks, and lunch for the day.

  • Camera (optional)

  • Hiking poles (optional)


SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 8:00 at Farmers Park.

  • Drive 1 hour to Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area.

  • Hike 3.5 miles through mild terrain in the Homestead Trail.

  • After a short drive, enjoy some SUP at Bull Shoals Lake.

  • Enjoy some amazing views and great wine at Bear Creek Winery.

  • Drive back and arrive to Springfield around 5:00 pm