Hidden Paradise – Lake of the Ozarks – Missouri Ozarks


Ozarks Lake is considered one of the favorite Parks and Getaways in the Americas. Tucked away in downtown Missouri's Ozarks, a hidden treasure awaits you, this may be the Midwest's best kept secret, and there's something here for everyone and every lifestyle.

Lake of the Ozarks is almost 160 kilometers long and has nearly 1,200 kilometers of coastline, on the quiet, tranquil side that has all the amenities of a big city, whatever your taste, you can find it here. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation or a getaway at a world-class spa or prefer Lakefront's many popular entertainment venues, Lake of the Ozarks has it all. It is also home to the largest mall in the state, so you are in the right place; if you like shopping, the lake has become a very popular shopping destination, with more malls scheduled to open in the near future. There is no better destination for the variety of styles and tastes in the Midwest than Lake Ozarks.

The lake has become so much more than a summer destination, thousands of visitors gather in the Ozark Mountains on the lake to see the breathtaking fall foliage and holiday festivals and light exhibits. Catch a holiday show at Main Street Music Hall and really get into the spirit of the season. Then sit back and enjoy the winter scenery around a campfire in one of the shops or resorts or in a great place to have your own piece of paradise. Although tourism is the main lakes industry, the second residence and retirement are even bigger and growing. Real estate is so much more than just a big investment here, it's a lifestyle.

The season begins in spring with St. Patrick's Day Parade in March, a land and water parade, celebrations and parades of major cities have nothing on this lake in the Missouri Ozarks.

In summer, the hot spots of the lakes are some of the most unique locations you'll find anywhere in the country, with places like the famous Horny Toad and Shady Gators at Toad Cove, Docknockers, Franky and Louie's Bambooz, Backwater. Jacks, Peckers, Shorty Pants, Dog Days, Captain Ron & # 39; s and Big Dicks Halfway Inn. You will surely find your favorite Hot Spot and I almost forgot the infamous Party Cove, which made national news on several occasions, this is a place at the lake where you don't want to take the kids.

You may prefer to enjoy the lake on your boat or jet ski and spend the afternoon having fun; There is plenty to choose from as there are literally hundreds of coves. From totally secluded to Party Cove and all, the choice is yours.

Almost all beachfront restaurants and bars offer evening entertainment with highly talented local and national artists. On weekends, entertainment is all day and night. The City Grill Blue Room has national acts with Wednesday night's comedy. Main Street Music Hall has a nightly show, except on Sundays during the season, and is a fun variety show, with a mix of comedy, country and gospel for a change of pace. And on Sunday you can attend the church of your choice, the only thing that surpasses the nighttime hot spots is the churches and there are also a variety of them, from traditional to contemporary.

The lake also hosts two of the nation's largest boat regattas, the Shootout at Captain Ron's and the OSS Championships at Toad Cove, with several poker races throughout the year.

And for all of you golfers, the lake is home to the best golf courses in the Midwest. There are many annual tournaments and golf packages available at various resorts in the area. The golf courses are challenging and beautiful and you have 16 to choose from. Several of them overlook the Ozarks Lake.

Things begin to calm down in the fall with the beautiful fall colors that lead back to the holiday season; This is truly a four season paradise. There really is something for everyone, and I bet you can't just pay a visit. I couldn't and now I live here.


Source by David Braddy