Visitors and resident love to ride the free Downtown Branson trolley while they are shopping or dining, enjoying events or live entertainment. But the Sparky trolley can also take you to the most scenic spots and parks along the Taneycomo lakefront.
Here are some of the parks, scenic spots, jogging trails and more you can access via the trolley:
North Beach Park
Near trolley Stop #6 is North Beach Park, a 4.2 acre city park at the junction of Lake Taneycomo and Roark Creek. This park is a favorite for walkers, joggers, bike riders, picnickers and nature enthusiasts.
The park features a paved walking trail that connects with the Branson Landing Boardwalk to create a ¾ mile paved, level walkway. There also are picnic tables, horseshoe pits, fishing docks and BBQ grills.
North Beach Park is also where you can see a number of towering old-growth oak trees that have lived along the White River banks for hundreds of years. Under their shade is one of the favorite spots in Branson for locals and visitors alike to put out a blanket and enjoy the peaceful scenery.
Branson Landing Boardwalk
Connected with the paved path at North Beach Park is the Branson Landing Boardwalk. Running the entire 6/10 mile of Branson Landing, this boardwalk is a favorite for dog-walkers, joggers, stroller pushers and bike riders.
At the center of the Branson Landing, a section of the boardwalk extends over the lake, giving you an up-close and unique view of the fire and water fountain show.
The Branson Landing Boardwalk can be easily accessed via trolley from either Stop #2 or Stop #6.
Taneycomo Bridge and Lakeside RV Park
Trolley Stop #1 is perhaps the system’s most scenic. The covered stop sits at the foot of the historic Lake Taneycomo bridge, giving riders access to this beautiful, city-owned RV park and the nearby amenities.
The stop is just a few yards from Lake Taneycomo itself, a paved walking trail and fishing docks. Almost year-round, you will see ducks and geese around this area. Stop #1 is also only a few hundred yards from Scotty’s Trout Dock & Marina, a popular fishing outfitter and boat rental marina.
From here, joggers and walkers may want to continue another half-mile around the lakeshore, under the train tracks and through a small neighborhood to experience two more city parks: Alexander Park and Sunset Park.
For more information about Branson’s parks, visit BransonParksAndRecreation.com