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Recreational Activities Near Springfield MO - Ha Ha Tonka State Park Video

We love living and selling homes around the Springfield MO area! One of the best things about living here is many outdoor recreational activities. There are beautiful lakes, rivers, the Ozark Mountains, trails, caves, and much more.

Just a little over an hours drive from Springfield is Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Its a great place to hike, picnic, and it makes a great day trip! The views from the top of the rim are so beautiful. There are fourteen trails with varying degrees of difficulty from handicap accessible to challenging.

The story goes that the name Ha Ha Tonka is Indian for "laughing waters". I can see why! Here is a video we made while hiking in the park. The remains of the "castle" at the beginning is a structure built by Robert McClure Snyder in 1904. It burned several years later. There are also remains of the carriage house and water tower for the estate. We hope you enjoy the video!

About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.

Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!

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Comment balloon 6 commentsBetty Knowles • August 22 2011 07:25AM

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Betty and John,

Love this! Great editing, location capture and music. Very good example of local blogging with video.

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) about 7 years ago

vbloggers featureWay to incorporate video into your everyday activities and show off your outstanding park! Featured in vbloggers.

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) about 7 years ago

Thanks Steve and Jan,

We have a lot of fun making videos about the area, events, and homes!

Posted by Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com) about 7 years ago

Betty & John,  I concur.  Great way to highlight your beautiful Ha Ha Tonka State Park!  Wondered how the hike UP those steps was going to go!  Go Boomer Go!! 

Now that's what I call one great workout!!
Pamela

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 7 years ago

Lee & Pamela, its a great place to get exercise; a lot more fun than the gym!

Posted by Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com) about 7 years ago

I really enjoyed your video of Ha Ha Tonka!  Looks like a wonderful place to relax AND exercise!  Boomer is quite the athlete!  My overweight dachshund wouldn't have made the trek!

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) about 7 years ago

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