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6 Aquatic Adventures to Help Beat the St. Louis Heat This Summer

Categories: Summer Guide

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Jason Deem
Anne McCullough on the Mississippi near the Chain of Rocks Bridge

All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you.

According to the Farmers' Almanac, it's going to be another hot Missourah summer. There is no better way to beat the heat than to jump in the car and head out for some aquatic adventures. Whether your idea of fun includes jumping from cliffs, lounging on a deck or wending your way downriver with a cold one, we've got you covered.

See also: 6 Ways to Spend Summer Making St. Louis a Better Place

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6 Ways to Spend Summer Making St. Louis a Better Place

Categories: Summer Guide

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Courtesy Gateway Greening
Volunteers for Gateway Greening under the arch.

All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you.

If you want to spend the summer getting drunk and watching baseball, that is your St. Louis right. But if you want to get up off of that thing and work for the city we want and dream of this summer, that is truly St. Louis values in action.

We've compiled a list of very different volunteer experiences, from working with dogs, to helping salvage reusable material from condemned buildings, to becoming a Summer Guide yourself by helping an immigrant settle into life in the Gateway City. What follows are six ways to make your summer in St. Louis truly unforgettable.

See also: St. Louis is the 9th Best Place in America to Own a Dog

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