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On the Road: Lee's Summit offers something for everyone

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The family-friendly Summit Waves is a magnet this time of year. It has enough water and space for everyone to have fun. (KCTV5) The family-friendly Summit Waves is a magnet this time of year. It has enough water and space for everyone to have fun. (KCTV5)
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -

If you're into family fun, the great outdoors, fantastic food or locally brewed beer, get on the road and head to Lee's Summit.

The family-friendly Summit Waves is a magnet this time of year. It has enough water and space for everyone to have fun.

The James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area is a place for people who love nature.

"Great place to come out and walk,” outdoor enthusiast Jim Knipmeyer said.

The area covers over 3,000 acres with 12 lakes stocked with bass, crappie, blue gill, catfish and sunfish. You can throw in a line from shore, a boat or the docks.

You can also hike 15 miles of trails, hunt or bike. There's plenty of room to enjoy nature with your ears and eyes.

In downtown Lee's Summit, you'll see a mix of old and new that keeps the city thriving. At Frankie Farelanes, foodies flock to try the modern menu.

"They've got sliders, soft tacos, chicken wings … everything you can think of. Portions are great. Prices are good,” hungry customer Tara Daughtery said.

And for adults who like a local cold beverage or two, Fringe Beerworks is a microbrewery with big taste.

It started with former pharmaceutical chemist Mark Myers and beer aficionado Eddie Pease, a retired IT guru.

"It's fun to come into work, and it's fun to do this,” Myers said.

Fringe has been open since December and their most popular beer is a grapefruit wheat that took five years to tweak.

"It's a perfect combination of beer and fruit. It's the tastiest thing you've ever had,” Myers said.

And judging by their crowd, Fringe's grapefruit wheat and seven other creations are a hit.

"To have people come in and rave about it and say, 'Oh my gosh, I want to come back just for that.' That's absolutely the most amazing thing,” Myers said.

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