Discover the Magic of Fall at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Discover the Magic of Fall at the Lake of the Ozarks


As summer fades and the crisp autumn air begins to settle, the Lake of the Ozarks transforms into a breathtaking tapestry of vibrant colors and serene landscapes. Nestled in the heart of Missouri, this popular destination is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful retreat. If you’re planning a fall getaway, here’s why the Lake of the Ozarks should be at the top of your list.


Missouri Department of Conservation Predicts Peak Fall Colors at the Lake  of the Ozarks!


Scenic Beauty


Fall at the Lake of the Ozarks is a visual feast. The dense forests surrounding the lake burst into a riot of reds, oranges, and yellows, creating a stunning backdrop for any adventure. Whether you're driving along the winding roads, hiking through the state parks, or simply enjoying a lakeside picnic, the scenery is sure to leave you in awe.


Outdoor Activities


The cooler weather makes fall the perfect time for outdoor activities. Here are some must-do experiences:


- Hiking: Explore trails in Ha Ha Tonka State Park or Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Both offer trails of varying difficulties, each providing spectacular views of the fall foliage.

- Boating and Fishing: The lake is less crowded in the fall, offering a peaceful boating and fishing experience. Bass, crappie, and catfish are plentiful, making it a great time for anglers.

- Golfing: With over a dozen golf courses in the area, golfing amidst the fall colors is an experience you won’t want to miss. And our course, Old Kinderhook, was rated the TOP 5 best public golf course in the state of Missouri in 2024 by USA Today's Golf Week magazine. Call the pro shop for discounted fall golf rates!

 Festivals and Events


Fall at the Lake of the Ozarks is also festival season. Don’t miss these local events:


- Lake of the Ozarks Air Show: Usually held in September, this event features thrilling aerial displays, food vendors, and fun activities for all ages.

- Versailles Olde Tyme Apple Festival: This October festival celebrates the harvest season with apple-themed activities, crafts, and a parade.

- Pumpkin Chunkin' Palooza: A unique event where you can watch or participate in pumpkin launching competitions, along with enjoying live music, food, and drinks.


Cozy Accommodations

Sea ‘n Green at Old Kinderhook is a beautifully appointed private Lake Ozark home on the 14th fairway of Old Kinderhook Resort.

This beautiful private villa is completely updated and is a luxurious and relaxing respite from the demands of your busy life. Sea 'n Green at Old Kinderhook Resort is the perfect place to host your girl's or guy's golf trip or ultimate family vacation. Sleeping 10 comfortably, you will find 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.

The main level includes 2 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, dining, living room, and four season sunroom with an outdoor sectional sofa and additional dining table- the perfect place to relax and have a drink, read a book, or play a game!

The walk out lower level gives a secondary place to relax or entertain. It offers a ping pong table, second living room, wet bar with fridge and wine cooler, and a bookcase full of board games and puzzles. The walk out lower level also has 2 bedrooms and another full bathroom. The lower level walks out to a large patio with a 8 person dining table and a Weber propane BBQ grill. The patio is just steps away from the 14th fairway and the views are spectacular!
8 Adirondack chairs and a corn hole game await you on the lawn.

All bedrooms and living spaces have smart TV's and you’ll enjoy FREE WIFI throughout the home. The lake, lodge, pro shop, and restaurants are only a short walk down the road. Come experience the best location at the best resort in the Lake of the Ozarks today!


Local Flavors


Fall is also a time to indulge in the local flavors. Visit farmers' markets for fresh produce, or dine at one of the many restaurants offering seasonal dishes. Don’t forget to try the local wines from the numerous wineries dotting the region.


Relaxation and Wellness


For those looking to unwind, the Lake of the Ozarks has numerous spas and wellness centers, including the Real Life Wellness Spa located within Old Kinderhook resort. Enjoy a relaxing massage or a rejuvenating facial while taking in the serene autumn scenery.



Plan Your Trip


The Lake of the Ozarks in the fall offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a festival lover, or someone looking for a peaceful retreat, there's something here for everyone. Pack your bags, bring your camera, and get ready to create unforgettable memories amidst the stunning fall foliage.


Embrace the beauty and tranquility of the Lake of the Ozarks this fall – it’s a trip you’ll cherish forever.