5 Reasons To Visit Charming Augusta, Missouri, on the Katy Trail | Travel Awaits

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Hands down, Augusta, Missouri, is one of our favorite day trips from Saint Louis. It’s easily accessible, yet feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the state’s largest city. This is a place where time truly slows down. There are charming shops and markets, several wineries, and terrific recreation opportunities, so you can be as active or as laid-back as you’d like. . . .

One of Missouri’s recreational gems runs right through Augusta. The Katy Trail, a 240-mile former railroad track turned hiking-and-biking trail, stretches across much of the state and is a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts. Wander for as long as you’d like along this crushed limestone, flat-as-a-pancake path. There are trailheads and amenities along the way, and much of the trail runs right along or close to the Missouri River. Bring a bike, rent one in the nearby town of Defiance, or simply stroll to get those steps in. No matter how you explore the Katy Trail, it will be time well spent.

MoBikeFed comment: Among the other highlights mentioned in the article is the nearby home of Daniel Boone, a number of wineries, German heritage, scenery, and much more.

For more about the Katy Trail in the Augusta area:

https://bikekatytrail.com/augusta.aspx

MoBikeFed touring/gravel routes in this area include Bike MOPAC:

https://ridewithgps.com/events/95944-bike-mopac

And the (very much draft, as of 2021) Old Boonslick Road route from St Louis to Boonslick State Historic Site:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30579501

A highlight of that route is a visit to the historic Daniel Boone Home in the Augusta area.