The leaves are down, the skies occasionally gray. But it's some of the best hiking time in Missouri State Parks. and some of the best time just to, well, be.
The ticks are gone. The bugs are gone. And with the leaves off the trees, there are some breathtaking overlooks.
Colder weather usually means fewer people. So we put together a video showing what winter in state parks is all about. You can find it here.
Remember that if you're doing cold-weather hiking, you still need to be hydrated and you should dress in layers. Wear good sturdy shoes.