Thursday, October 31, 2019

Five Ways to Enjoy the Fall Colors

As the Autumn colors begin to spread across the horizons, now is a great time to get out there and enjoy nature. From the scenic overlooks to hikes where you are up close in nature, the Lake of the Ozarks offers many beautiful ways to appreciate the colors, soak in the season, and enjoy every last drop of Fall. Here are five ways Team Lasson thinks you will enjoy the colors this year.


Scenic Overlooks

Stop by the Ameren scenic overlook, located just off the Bagnell Dam on Upper Power Plant Road in the Lake Ozark. This is a beautifully scenic spot and it offers a unique view of Bagnell Dam, the Lake of the Ozarks, and those gorgeous colors. Wilmore Lodge is also just down the road and they offer a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake from the back deck of their building.

From the Sky 

If you are looking for a new perspective on the Fall color sightings, you can book an aerial tour! There are a few options around the Lake, some by helicopter and others by airplane. Enjoy the narrated photography tours and choose from several different tour options for scenic views and lake area highlights.

State Parks

At the Lake of the Ozarks, we boast of two beautiful State Parks. About four miles south of Camdenton, you can visit Ha Ha Tonka State Park and enjoy the Fall colors from several different trails, overlooks, and even from the castle ruins. There are 14 walking trails throughout the park where you can also appreciate other aspects of nature like the geological formations, caverns, springs, and sinkholes - not to mention woodland areas and glades. The Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Osage Beach covers 17,626 acres and has 12 hiking trails ranging from 0.8 of a mile to 13.5 miles. There are also trails for mountain bikers and equestrians, which can offer an adventurous view of the colors. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or a vigorous hike, both state parks have a lot to offer.

On a Boat

The views by water can be a truly breathtaking way to enjoy those Fall colors. If you haven’t winterized your boat, now is a great time to take it out for one last spin before getting it ready for Winter. You could take your boat down the Aquatic trail for a unique view, or you can coast the main channel and explore areas you haven’t seen before. If you don’t own a boat at the Lake, there are other cruise services available with narrated cruises and an emphasis on the history of the Lake.


Relaxing On Your Deck

Finally, one of the best ways to enjoy the Fall colors - from the porch or deck of your home. Even if you don’t have a lakefront home, there’s no view like the scenery at your own Lake of the Ozarks home. If you have a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, now is a great time to come down, enjoy the season, and then make sure that your home is ready for the winter. If you don’t have a home at the Lake of the Ozarks yet, that’s where Team Lasson can help.

Now is an incredible time to make a real estate investment, as we’re seeing some amazing mortgage rates. Visit our website to submit your application and get the process started. We look forward to helping you secure your mortgage at the Lake of the Ozarks, and maybe even getting it all wrapped up before the end of the year for some tax benefits! Enjoy the season, and don’t forget to share your Fall photos!

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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

4655 B Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Direct: (573) 746-7211





**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions.

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