If you're having trouble finding some of the obscure places I've written about, then check this out. Below is a custom Google Map showing the locations of most of my blogs (plus some I haven't written yet).
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Markers in blue are destinations that are open to the public. Red markers show places that I have suggested be made into state parks or conservation areas (although it may or may not be possible to visit these). Finally, the pink markers show the "Not Your Town" series.
National Trail Days
This Saturday is National Trails Day. I'm not exactly sure what that means, but St. Louis is holding a dedication and ribbon-cutting for a truly spectacular trail: a pedestrian walkway over the Mississippi River using the McKinley Bridge. This historic bridge was rehabilitated and reopened to highway traffic last year.
The bridge was formerly part of an electric railway line that connected with downtown St. Louis using the Branch Street Trestle and the Iron Horse Trestle. The Branch Street portion will open this weekend as a convenient way to reach the McKinley Bridge. The Iron Horse is probably years away from opening, but it will provide a world-class trail out of downtown.
Free Fishing Days
Here is one event that needs little explanation: This weekend you can go fishing in Missouri without a fishing license.
State park concerts
Trail of Tears State Park and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site will feature traditional folk music performances this weekend.
Burfordville Covered Bridge is sometimes opened to traffic during special events. It was closed during the Mississippi Valley Scenic Drive, but might be open for the music festival.