Sunday afternoon was the first 60+ degree day so far this year. A perfect day to get out and experience the new trail system that now surrounds Fellows Lake. If you’ve not been recently, you’ve not been. These combo, hiking, running, and mountain bike trails offer outdoor opportunities for everyone. Sunday, I encountered all three along the trail Sunday. I made a trip out last fall and hiked the Stick Dance trail along the lakes south side. This weekend, I hit The Hoff Trail on the lakes southwest corner. For a downable copy of the Fellows Lake trails, click HERE.

Since the Watershed Committee Of The Ozarks management of Fellows Lake, the improvements have been amazing. The partnership with Ozark Greenways and Trailspring has elevated the trails to another level. The Dirt 66 system is now a part of the Fellows Lake hiking and biking trail system.  Dirt 66 trail system is an incorporated greenway system providing safe passage and connecting 66 miles of trail between several parks in the the Springfield area.

Make this the year you visit Fellows Lake. It’s a real gem right here in our backyard. Along with the hiking and biking there’s fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, and more! Back in September, I spoke with Operations Manager Matt Taylor on my Ozarks Outdoors podcast. Give it a listen and find out more!