Seven Ways to Get Active on Your Branson Vacation

 more inclined to get up, get out, and get active than to luxuriate by the pool with a good book and a cold drink, make Branson your next vacation destination.

With excellent trails, three lakes, natural areas, outdoor attractions and world-class golf courses, there are numerous locations for getting active in Branson.

Among them are: 

1. Outdoor trails

There are miles upon miles of trails around Branson. About 35 or so minutes east of the city, near Forsyth, the Hercules Glades Wilderness Area has 32 miles of trails, with elevations ranging from 600 to 1,200 feet.

2. Nature preserves

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Ozarks and some incredible man-made features when you visit the Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve near Ridgedale. Activities include bicycling, fishing and a ride-thru cave tour.

3. Conservation Areas

There are more than a dozen Missouri Department of Conservation areas around Branson, with activities ranging from fishing to bird-watching. The Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area near Saddlebrooke is open for camping and horseback ring. 

4. Fishing spots 

The lakes around Branson are prime destinations for anglers and those seeking activities such as swimming, boating and skiing. Table Rock Lake is known for bass fishing; trout abound in Lake Taneycomo; walleye are ample in Bull Shoals Lake.

5. Golf courses

Golf is more than a game in Branson, it’s a way to connect with the outdoors. Rolling hills, water features and beautiful views make Branson’s courses must-see and must-play attractions.

6. Indoor activities

Sometimes you need to take the fun indoors and there’s no better place to find fun and excitement at Fritz’s Adventure, which is designed for the younger set but brings out the kid in every visitor.

7. Ziplines

It’s hard to top the adrenaline-pumping rush of riding a zipline. Whether you’re zipping through the trees, over a body of water or taking off from atop the highest point in the area, there are a variety of zipline experiences for visitors in Branson.


Add these sights and others to your active Branson itinerary.


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