Not very chilly, but a beautiful fall day out on the lake as the trees begin to change colors.
The are at least five eagles nests around the lake that you can really only see early in the year before the leaves fill in. Nothing more enjoyable than watching the eagles protect and care for their young.
A cool 53 degrees out on the lake, but a beautiful day!
This is the first in a series of our favorite Mark Twain Lake coves. It was here that I used my new spyglass (father’s day present from Katie and Chet) to make sure there were no pirates hidden in the back of the cove.
The cove is located behind the Spaulding Boat Ramp. We like this cove because it winds back to where you are not visible from the lake and it blocks the wind well on windy days.
No trip to Mark Twain Lake is complete without a visit to the Florida Resort and Winery. Florida Missouri is known for being the birthplace of Mark Twain. You can get to the winery by car or boat. We like to park the boat in the cove and walk up the hill for a bottle of wine or a nice cold wine slushy (which is awesome on a hot summer day).
Check out their music schedule here: Florida Winery Entertainment
From their web site:
“The Florida Vineyard is a little under an acre and was created in April of 2013. The Hagan Family teamed up to plant over 600 vines in 4 days. Teeth chattered in the cold rain that descended upon them as they worked long hours to complete the task. Hagan-Binder Landscape Design lead them through the final vine being planted. A joyous celebration of their efforts ensued afterwards. The celebrated grapes that were planted included Cabernet Franc, Treminette, Vignoles, and Chambourcin.”
There are numerous small lakes and ponds around the Mark Twain Lake area to enjoy fishing, walking or just relaxing.