Dining Day Trips

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Waterfront Fare

An hour north of Springfield, Stockton Lake is the perfect place to spend a day relaxing near the water and filling up on great food. By Rose Marthis


Head to the restaurant at Orleans Trail Resort and Marina (15828 S. 1525 Road, Stockton, 417-276-3566) to fuel up for a day on the water. Try the pork fingers (think chicken strips made with the other white meat) with white or brown gravy when you want something crispy and tender served piping hot. Then grab a tangy Cuban sandwich or a bacon cheeseburger piled so high you have to roll up your sleeves and grab extra napkins. Complete your meal with a homemade dessert, like blackberry cobbler or Butterfinger cheesecake. 

Enjoy the View

On a breezy, perfect-weather day, enjoy your meal on the balcony to watch the sailboats come and go from the marina while you plan your lake adventures. 


Stay to Play

Head across the lake to Stockton State Park Marina (18610 E. 2000th Rd., Dadeville, 417-276-5329) for sailing lessons. Make a weekend of it by enrolling in a two-day course for $625 for one person, or $550 per person for a couple. The fees cover all course materials and a one-year membership to the American Sailing Association. After passing the course, rent a sailboat from the marina with a discounted price and put your skills to use on the lake. For more information, call or email Harry Lefferts at info@stocktonstateparkmarina.com. 


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