All About Cape: March 21 - 27, 2017

Mar 20, 2017

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields comes to the River Campus on March 22nd.  Universally recognized as the finest in the world, this magnificent chamber orchestra is sure to provide a memorable night out.

Only a 45 minute drive from Cape Girardeau, Giant City State Park is a convenient day trip you won’t want to miss this time of year.  The Visitors Center will get you sorted on what hike is a good fit for you.  The Giant City Nature Trail is their most traversed path.  A mile long, this trail is where you’ll find the famous “streets” and dramatic rock formations Giant City is known for.  Many offshoot trails gave you lots of smaller paths to explore as you walk over, around and under the rock formations.

Trillium Trail is a 2-mile trek known for the best place in the park to spot spring wildflowers, and they’ll be popping up soon!  The first part of the trail follows the base of some amazing stone bluffs, and heads up a steep staircase bringing you out right on top of the rocks with views were incredible.  Adventurous hikers can embark on the 12-mile Red Cedar Trail with an overnight campsite at the halfway point.

You can’t go to Giant City State Park with stopping at the Lodge to fuel up after all that hiking!  Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, this stone and timber building is famous for their all-you-can-eat family-style fried chicken and catfish as well as breakfast, on the weekends.  This day trip is less than an hour away from Cape Girardeau and helps you shake off that cabin fever as spring approaches!

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