All About Cape: May 30 - June 5, 2017

May 30, 2017

Get a paddle wet and enjoy a summer evening from a canoe at the Nature Center’s Canoeing Fun event on Friday, June 2nd from 4-7 p.m. The kids fishing pond is a great place for beginners to try their skills and practice their strokes. Brief instruction and safety tips will be provided and then families are on their own to paddle away.

Veteran songwriter Gary Nicholson will perform his signature blend of country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass and pop at Tunes at Twilight this Friday evening at 7 p.m.

Spend a couple of hours hiking and testing your nature knowledge to celebrate National Trails Day at the Nature Center’s Trail Trivia!  Trek their trails and answer nature-related questions along the way on Saturday, June 3rd.

Is your four-legged friend a part of your family?  Bring them along on your visit to Cape Girardeau, where you'll find lots to do and see with your furry family member!  You can't go wrong with a shady stroll through the wooded portion of the Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail, where your pup will have lots of new smells to investigate. Your dog can stretch all four legs at Dogtown, the local dog park, with separate areas for big and little dogs as well as a water fountain and a fun tunnel for your pet to adventure through. There are many pet friendly hotels in Cape Girardeau to choose from, and many restaurants have dog friendly patios where you can enjoy a meal with your pup, such as Katy O'Ferrell's, Burritoville, Bella Italia and Cup 'N Cork.

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