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Life in Arcadia Valley

Mina Sauk Trail

Mina Sauk Trail

Climb to the top of Taum Sauk Mountain State Park and be on top of Missouri – literally!  The park’s glades provide a beautiful, solitary experience for hikers.  There is a short, paved trail leading to Missouri’s highest point.  From there the Mina Sauk trail is a...

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Ketcherside Mountain

Ketcherside Mountain

A relatively new hiking trail in the area, Ketcherside Mountain is abundant with fantastic views.  There is a special treat of walking alongside an active railroad track.  This is a 2.3-mile loop trail, rated moderate.  This is a photographer’s paradise with its...

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Hughes Mountain

Hughes Mountain

Hughes Mountain –Devils Honeycomb – This is a short hike with surprising views.  Total distance to the top and back is 1.5 miles.  Not only will you be greeted with a fantastic view, but you’ll enjoy the unusual rock formations.  Devil’s Honeycomb is known as a...

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Bell Mountain

Bell Mountain

Bell Mountain Overlook – This 12-mile loop trail has been noted by many as a favorite quiet spot.  You can dothe entire hike or take the trail to the left and head uphill two miles to the scenic overlook, then return by the same pathway.  This is an alternative for...

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HSBBSK 92nd Thanksgiving Tournament

HSBBSK 92nd Thanksgiving Tournament

Arcadia Valley High School will host the 92nd Annual Thanksgiving Boys Basketball Tournament on Nov. 19-22.  Participating teams include: Arcadia Valley Bismarck Clearwater Ellington Fredericktown Lesterville South Iron West...

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Veteran’s Day Tribute

Veteran’s Day Tribute

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we pay tribute to those who have honorably served in the military – both during wartime and peacetime.  The observance dates back to 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson named November 11 Armistice Day – marking the armistice signed between the...

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Mountain Music Festival was a Blast!

Mountain Music Festival was a Blast!

After rain earlier in the week, sunny skies greeted guests on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival.  Friends and families lined Hwy. 21 and Main Street to enjoy the colorful floats as the AVHS fall festival parade began Saturday’s...

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Fall Colors and Hiking in Arcadia Valley

Fall Colors and Hiking in Arcadia Valley

Here in the St. Francois Mountains we have a front-row seat as the trees in the Arcadia Valley begin to display their vibrant fall colors!  First to change color are the sassafras, sumac and Virginia creeper, and then black gum, bittersweet and dogwood, and finally...

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Mountain Music Festival

Mountain Music Festival

You’ll find old-time music everywhere you turn and many family events at the Mountain Music Festival, Oct. 19-21 in Ironton.  Activities are centered around the historic Iron County Courthouse on Main Street.  Along with music, music and more music, is the Arcadia...

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Annapolis Freedom Fest

Annapolis Freedom Fest

“Faith, Family and Freedom” is this year’s theme for the 31st Annual Freedom Fest Oct. 5-6 in Annapolis.  Freedom Fest features live music, a Pumpkin Prince and Princess contest, king and queen contests, quilt raffle, car show, parade and vendors. There’s so much more...

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Old Miners Days

Old Miners Days

Old Miners Days in Viburnum Oct. 5-7 is a celebration of the Viburnum area’s rich history in leading the world in lead mining. The annual weekend festival features a children’s parade,  grande parade, Miss Viburnum scholarship competition, Tiny Tot...

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Caledonia Pumpkin Festival

Caledonia Pumpkin Festival

What’s more reminiscent of fall than pumpkins?  The 17th Annual Village of Caledonia Great Pumpkin Fest 2018 will be Saturday, Oct. 13.  Besides pumpkin events such as pumpkin crafting, pumpkin-seed spitting and a pie-eating contest, there will be a parade at 10:00,...

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