Look no further for the best Spring activities to shake off your cabin fever. So breathe in the fresh air and throw those bulky sweaters in storage. Spring has arrived in Mid-MO and there is plenty to do! Here are some ideas of how to enjoy this weather:
Trailside Café and Bike Shop in Rocheport: This establishment offers both bike rentals AND great food all in one place! Trailside Café – located next to Katy Trail State Park – has indoor and outdoor seating.
Columbia Farmers Market: You can now experience the taste of Mid-Missouri at the Columbia Farmers Market outside again, which is in the parking lot behind the ARC and runs every Saturday from 8 am – 12 pm. And there’s live music too!
Bear Creek Trail: This may not be as popular as MKT Trail, but it is to not be underestimated! Bear Creek Trail in northern Columbia links two of the most popular parks (Cosmo and Albert-Oakland Park). The 4.8 mile limestone trail is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.
Hot Air Balloon Rides: See Columbia from high above in a hot air balloon ride offered by BalloonStomers, Inc. If you aren’t afraid of heights, this is something you’ll enjoy. Just be sure to make a reservation first!
Warm Spring Ranch near Booneville: This 300-acre Anheuser Busch Clydesdale breeding facility is home to more than 100 Clydesdales. Make a reservation for a tour and meet the beautiful horses with the whole family.
Restaurants with a patio: Grab a bite downtown on a patio and enjoy the beautiful weather. Some of our favorites are Shakespeare’s, The Heidelberg and Shiloh.
Have an hour to spare? Walk through the Mizzou campus, which is designated a botanic garden and the architecture of the buildings new and old makes it one of the most picturesque places in the state.
Local Sporting Events: It is baseball and softball season and you have your fair share of team’s to watch! Whether you prefer to watch Mizzou, Columbia College or Stephen’s, a night at the ballpark can’t be beat!
Kite Flying Day: Fill the sky from 12-2 pm at Douglass Park Ball Field in Columbia on April 2nd . Contest categories are Largest Flying Kite, Smallest Flying Kite & the Highest Flyer.
We hope that this gives you some ideas of ways to spend your free time. As always, we love to see what our patients are up to so please share with us on Facebook how you like to spend the season of Spring!