All About Cape: September 26 - October 2, 2017

Sep 25, 2017

Don’t miss the world premiere of a dramatic musical called An American Hero at the River Campus, centering on an optimistic Irish immigrant who joins the U.S. army, falls in love and goes off to fight in World War II, opening this Wednesday and running throughout the week.

The most historically correct Columbus replicas ever built, the Pinta and the Nina, will be docked at Riverfront Park and open for tours Friday, September 29 through Monday, October 2.

Register at to attend a Victorian Tea at the Glenn House as part of Cape Girardeau Heritage Day this Saturday, September 30; other events include a Float Your Own Boat event at Crisp Museum and tomahawk and beehive cooking demonstrations at the Red House Interpretive Center, with more events at additional historic attractions planned.

Still plotting out your fall hiking adventures? If you’re aiming for a shorter hike, the 2.25 mile Lake Trail at Trail of Tears State Park follows the hilly shoreline of Lake Boutin, and remnants of old homesteads can be spotted through the foliage.  Maple Hollow Trail in Cape County Park North is a quick 1 mile loop that traverses steep hills with neat rock features and a creek.  The White Oak Trace Trail system is also located in Cape County Park North, and allows you to customize your hike with different branches that all string together for a different experience every time. Lengthier outdoor adventures include the Peewah Trail at Trail of Tears State Park.  Weaving through the 1,300 acre Indian Creek Wild area with a wide variety of natural features, the Peewah Trail is a loop that totals 9 miles.  This trail leads you into the most secluded parts of Trail of Tears State Park.

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