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Hike, Float, & Ice Cream

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Enjoy a very unique day out in water and land before the summer comes to an end!! We will start our day floating the Niangua River. This will be a 5 mile float that will lead us into Onyx Cave. In 1897, onyx was carved from inside it and used in the buildings of the 1904 St. Louis World Fair. After getting off the water, we will go on a simple 1.5 mile hike to see Ha Ha Tonka’s beautiful Blue Spring, where we will find a great place for lunch with a view. To finish off the day, we will head to Scoops, a quaint Ice Cream shop that serves Central Dairy Ice Cream! Get back home after a fun day in water and land!

*You will be able to choose between a tandem or a single kayak. The amount of tandem kayaks is limited.


INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION, KAYAK RENTAL, ICE CREAM, AND EXPERT GUIDE

DOES NOT INCLUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

AGE: • 16+


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It’s the perfect combination of water and land. Be ready for a 5 miles paddling session followed by a 1.5 mile hike.

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Today you will get connected to nature, history, and with other Ozark's enthusiasts!

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Today will bring together everything we love about warm weather in the Ozarks - kayaking, hiking, and ice cream.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 7:30 AM

PERFECT FOR

  • First time hikers or kayakers up for a challenge

  • Fit Adventurers looking for a fun day in nature

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing/Swimsuit

  • Waterproof hiking boots/shoes

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen / Bug repellent

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Backpack

  • Water, lunch and snacks for the day.

  • Camera (optional)

  • Hiking poles (optional)

SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 7:30 at Farmers Park.

  • Drive around 1.5 hours to Ha Ha Tonka, where we will put in in our kayaks.

  • Paddle for about 5 miles, with beautiful views and amazing scenery, including a cave!

  • After a great session in the water, we will go on a short hike to Ha Ha Tonka’s Blue Spring, where we will have lunch with a view.

  • Drive back and arrive to Springfield around 5:30