Spotlight on Central Missouri

The Central Region of Missouri has a total of 69,800 acres of land that expand across the region, offering many valuable resources to its visitors and locals alike. The land has been known for its plethora of fish, forest and wildlife that ensue a lively time for those who are looking to have a unique and active country-life experience. The Missouri River flows through 265 miles of the region, followed by numerous trails that entice those who are interested in working out their muscles on the outside terrain.

One of the trails that are well known within this region is the Katy Trail, a popular starting point for many Sunday saunterers. Here you will find historic homes, nationally renowned antique shops, craft shops and cafes. One of the bed and breakfasts is a restored, 80-year-old schoolhouse, which has been referred to as the “Top 10 Most Romantic B&B’S in the U.S.”

The Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is a popular stop for cyclists. Located right on the trail includes a hot tub and a fully loaded breakfast which makes for the ideal destination. Stay in the 1880’s historic home or stretch out in the spacious, Adirondack-style carriage house.

Most eateries and shops are generally open on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. Try to plan your trip so that you can dine in Rocheport. The restaurants are outstanding.

Take a rest in Rocheport and paddle the Mighty Mo river with river historian as your guide along its incredible scenic views. (Call 573-698-3903 for more information or visit www.mighty-mo.com)

Aside from the flowing rivers and streams, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes can be fond within the expansive setting of the Central Region as well as Missouri’s Capitol and the largest University in the state.

When enjoying this part of Missouri, you can escape the realities of life and find the perfect getaway amongst the land. Whether that’s actively enduring the outside, visiting historical sites, or roaming around the vivacious small cities, you will indeed find a reteart in your visit.

Central Region Wineries

Albonee Country Inn & Vineyards
Amigoni Urban Winery
Baltimore Bend Vineyard
Bushwhacker Bend Winery
Cave Hollow West Winery
Cooper’s Oak Winery
Eichenberg Winery
Les Bourgeois Winery
Persimmon Ridge Vineyards
Rolling Meadows Vineyards
Sand Creek Vineyard & Winery
Serenity Valley Winery
Shawnee Bluff Winery
Twisted Vine Vineyard
West Winery