• Canoers


    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

Special Events

Julie O'Donnell with spinning wheel

One of many traditional craftsmen who will be demonstrating the essential skills of yesteryear at the Haunting in the Hills.

Bill O'Donnell

Archery Deer Hunt at Big Spring, December 12- 14. Pre-registration is required. Read all the details here.

Old Fashioned Christmas at Alley.
Saturday December 6 at the Alley General Store. Join us for old fashioned fun making our own ornaments. Bring a picture of your child for a personalized one! Cookies, hot chocolate and cider will be served. 10:00 am to Noon. Free.

Owl Prowl at Alley, February 7, 2015 at 5:30pm. Join us for a walk in the winter woods in search of the hunters of the night, owls. We'll use recorded owl calls to try and lure one in close enough for a good look. Please dress warmly, it gets even colder at night! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Alley General Store.

Alley Christmas snow
Alley Mill decorated for Christmas
NPS photo
Demonstrating a corn grinder
Just making breakfast was hard work in the "good old days."
NPS Photo

"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt-it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else." - (Hal Boyle)


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