Today, July 22, is National Hammock Day! This day is meant to commemorate the universal symbol for relaxation—kicking back in a hammock under a shady tree. According to National Today, hammocks were first developed by the Mayans of Central and South America, meant for resting and sleeping. A symbol of summer, leisure, and easy living, “hammocking” is a popular activity today. For you adventurers, we have gathered a few of the best spots to hang your hammock in our hometown of Branson!
State Park Marina
The State Park Marina is not only a hub for all your water sport rental needs, it also contains several outdoor recreational areas. Nestled in the campground area is a walking trail that takes you through wooded area just on the shores of Table Rock Lake. This is a great spot to park your hammock and “sit a spell!”
Dewey Short Visitor Center
The Dewey Short Visitor Center rests on the shore of beautiful Table Rock Lake. With a walking/biking trail, picnic areas, plenty of shade, and amazing lake views, Dewey Short is a hammocker’s paradise. If it starts to get a little too warm, you can take a dip into TRL just feet from where your hammock rests!
North Beach Walking Path
The scenic walking path at North Beach borders Lake Taneycomo is a prime location to recline in your hammock. Close to the Branson Landing, you can head set off on foot after your hammock adventure to grab a bite to eat, play around in the arcade, catch a water fountain show, or do a little shopping. Sounds perfect, right?
If you are searching for the perfect, relaxing vacation, consider visiting us in Branson! We have numerous shows, attractions, and lodging options to make your day perfect—and when you need a break from the busyness, pick a spot to hang your hammock, kick back, and take in these Ozarks views.
Until next time,
Your Friends at Branson.com
(Photos courtesy of Bethanie Shepherd)