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BENNETT SPRING TRIANGLE 48 MILES • Rtes 64, K, P

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Life’s Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen, not once but three times. You’ll find out why as you head out of town on Route 64. Just twelve miles out of town, you’ll come upon Bennett Spring State Park, famous for its restful atmosphere, trout fishing, and stunning wildflo ers. If you have the time, plan to picnic, fish, or canoe on its tranquil waters. Camping at the park is also available. From Bennett Spring, follow Route 64 to Route K, which eventually turns into Route P. Watch out for “peg scrapers” on this part of the route, as Routes K and P aren’t maintained as well as Route 64. Route P passes through the small towns of Windyville, Cedar Ridge, and Long Lane. Just south of Long Lane, you’ll catch Route 32, which will take you back to Lebanon. The Bennett Spring Triangle is very popular with bikers and has been highlighted by MotorcycleRoads.com for its high elevation points and scenic views.

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DON’T WORRY, you won’t disappear. Unless, of course, you want to. Unlike the other famous triangle off the coast of Florida, no one has vanished while exploring this powerful attraction. Sure, some have wandered off course to chase an elusive trout or two. But they always come back. Eventually. The triangle begins in Lebanon, right off Interstate 44 at Exit 129. Lebanon is a hub for Route 66 enthusiasts, as the Mother Road used to run right through town. Check out the Route 66 Museum in the Lebanon Laclede County Public Library, just a quarter-mile from the interstate. If you time your visit right, you’ll get to enjoy one of the fairs or festivals for which Lebanon is known. You can check out the schedule at LebanonMissouri.com. And top off your tank before you leave town. As you continue on this route, gas stations get harder to find Lebanon has also made the list of Outdoor

KATIE BELL

Bennett Spring State Park

2016 Missouri Life Motorcycle Guide  
2016 Missouri Life Motorcycle Guide