The Group Travel Leader

MAR 2017

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6 3 A M E R I C A ' S C R O S S R O A D S There are two main trails: the Painter Ridge Trail and the Current River Trail. The Painter Ridge Trail is a mountain-biking trail with two challenge routes that feature ramps, ladder bridges and narrow balance elements. The Current River Trail spans roughly five miles and connects to Current River State Park. "It's a great base camp for outdoor adventures in the area," said Steph Deidrick, communications director at for Missouri State Parks. "It's part of an extensive trail system, with several other parks nearby." The lodge offers meeting and event space, and larger groups can use the Bluff Top Shelter, which accommodates up to 200 guests for weddings, corporate events and more. Throughout the year, the park also uses this amphitheater to host nature programs, movie night and history discussions about the Ozarks. w w w . e c h o b l u f f s t a t e p a r k . c o m Hulbert, Oklahoma It is hard not to fall in love with the Sequoyah State Park's 2,000- acre, serene wooded landscape. Recently renovated, the lodge contains 104 newly refurbished rooms as well as an in-house restaurant. In addition, there are 45 cottages, a fully furnished lake house and a lake Courtesy Great Passion Play Courtesy Missouri State Parks Leisure time at Echo Bluff State Park Courtesy DeGray Lake State Park

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