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first time visitor-please advise

i am planning a trip for 6 adults 2 hermann. we are travelling 6 hrs to get there. is the katy trail worthwhile - we're NOT avid bikers but enjoy nature. is tge mckitrick trailhead a gd startin pt. so id like 2 know if we should stay some place near the trail or should we stay near the wineries [some of us are winos]. please help... we're only stayin 2 nts.
posted Feb 19 2008 7:18PM - heather, independence ks

Wut 2 sa 2 ansr - yes
posted Feb 20 2008 9:50AM - Anonymous

Specifically, my question is this...as a first time visitor, I would like to know if the Katy Trail is worthwhile. Again, I'm not an avid biker, but would definitely be up for maybe a 10 mile ride roundtrip. I'm torn btw/getting a place to stay right on the trail or staying near the wineries. I want to experience both things....any suggestions?????
posted Feb 20 2008 10:14AM - Heather

It would easily kill a half-day or so but you could drive to the Dutzow trailhead and ride the trail to Augusta. You can take in the wineries and micro-brewery at Augusta and then stop for a glass or two at Blumenhof when you get back to Dutzow. It's about a 15 mile round trip and I think you would probably enjoy it. One word of warning though....it's a pretty steep walk up to the Mt. Pleasant winery in Augusta.
posted Feb 20 2008 2:00PM - Jim, St. Thomas

Excellent recomendation from brother Jim, although I beleive you could kill a whole day under that plan if you took your time. Check out the Blumenhof Winery web site before your trip to see if they will have any live entertainment (local talent usually on Friday, Saturday and Sunday when in season).
posted Feb 20 2008 9:17PM - Gary, Near Tebbetts

Tags: Augusta, Dutzow, Hermann, Augusta Winery, Dutzow Trailhead, Blumenhof Vineyards, Wineries/Breweries, Route Suggestions, Hiking Modify Tags

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