Missouri September 09, 2017
10 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take In Missouri
Labor Day has come and gone which means amazing fall weather is on its way. The harvest season is the perfect time to get outdoors, enjoy the cooler temperatures, and the beautiful fall foliage. With so many things to do and see before winter sets in, you many want to start planning some fun day trips now. This list has 10 picture perfect day trips to take in Missouri this fall. You won’t want to miss out on the seasonal fun!
1. St. Louis Arch
The St. Louis Arch is always a fun trip. Once the leaves begin to change you may want to take a trip to the top for a great vantage point of the tree lined Mississippi all the way to the beautiful Forest Park. Find the ticket office inside the Old Courthouse at 11 North 4th St., St. Louis.
2. Dunn's Cider Mill
Dunn's Cider Mill in Belton has been making the best freshly pressed cider in the state for over 40 years. Make a trip to Dunn's a fall tradition and be sure to get some cider and donuts to take home! Find Dunn's Cider Mill at 17003 Holmes, Belton.
3. Stone Hill Winery
Stone Hill Winery is located atop the Missouri River buffs in Hermann. Not only is fall a great time to visit because of the beautiful weather and stunning foliage but it is also harvest season. Plan a visit to see the grape stomp or enjoy celebrating the areas German heritage at Oktoberfest.
4. Sunshine Valley Farmstand
Apple picking is a classic fall activity. There are plenty of orchards around the state but Sunshine Valley Farm in Rogersville certainly won't disappoint. Bring home a bushel of farm fresh apples perfect for homemade apple pie. Find Sunshine Valley Farm at 8011 E. AD Highway, Rogersville.
5. Apple Butter Festival
One fall festival you won't want to miss is the Apple Butter Festival in Kimmswick. This tiny colonial town has been making and celebrating apple butter for 40 years! Enjoy a weekend of tasty fall treats, crafts, and history all in one great festival. Find the Apple Butter Festival in Kimmswick on Oct. 28th and 29th.
6. Mark Twain National Forest
Missouri's only national forest is perfect for a fall foliage tour. Mark Twain National Forest encompasses roughly 1.5 million acres and has about 750 miles of trails to enjoy. Loacted in Southeastern Missouri you can find an entrance to the forest at 401 Fairgrounds Rd., Rolla.
7. Lemp Mansion
Visit a real haunted house this fall with a trip to Lemp Mansion. The ghosts of the Lemp family still reside in their family home decades after their tragic deaths. Stay for a meal or if you're brave enough book a room for an overnight stay. Find Lemp Mansion at 3322 Demenil Pl., St. Louis.
8. Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin picking is one of the quintessential fall activities. With many great pumpkin patches across the state your family won't have any trouble finding one to visit. However, if you're near the Kansas City metro you need to visit Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch. Kids love all the fun activities and parents will love the food and gifts store. Visit Carolyn's at 17607 NE 52nd St., Liberty. For tickets visit their website
9. Shryock's Corn Maze
Shryock's Corn Maze is located in Columbia making it a great location for a day trip from about anywhere in Missouri. This huge corn maze is different each year and typically opens in early September. There is so much to do at Shryock's that your family can have an entire fun filled day at the farm. Find Shryock's Corn Maze at 2927 County Road 253,
10. Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours
Take to the tress for the ultimate fall foliage tour. Head to Branson where you can take a canopy and zip line tour though the trees. You'll find the peak time for seeing all the beautiful fall foliage is early to mid-October so be sure to plan your trip at the right time. Find Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours at 2339 US Highway 65,
Walnut Shade. For reservations check out their website
Have you taken any of these fall trips in Missouri? What other activities are perfect for a beautiful fall day in the Show Me State? Let us know in the comments below.