All About Cape: September 19 - 25, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

Enjoy a collaborative recital featuring the new violin and trombone faculty in the Department of Music as they perform a wide range of works and styles this Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Learn how to tell snakes apart from one another and find out how Missouri’s venomous snakes live at the Nature Center’s Magnificent Five this Saturday, September 23 at 1 p.m.

Bring your water loving four legged friend to Doggy Swim Day at Cape Splash, this Sunday, September 24 at 4 and 5 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the Parks and Recreation Foundation.

Are you planning your autumn hikes? If you’re looking for a paved trail, traverse the Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail, clocking in at just under 5 miles long and goes right through the middle of Cape Girardeau; the section that runs through the Cape Woods is a personal favorite.  Multiple access points, restrooms and drinking fountains allow you to enjoy a long or short jaunt.  The Cape Riverfront Trail gets you up close and personal with the Mighty Mississippi, running right along the river in downtown Cape Girardeau.  A newly extended section adds another quarter of a mile to this flat, wide, paved trail in the shade of the flood wall.  Benches allow for a leisurely rest stop to watch a barge head up or downriver.

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