Counclman Dave Hammond's Blog

Sep 30

[ARCHIVED] Re-discover St. Charles County

The original item was published from September 30, 2015 5:53 PM to September 30, 2015 6:26 PM

Pioneers with a spirit for adventure and discovery founded St. Charles County. However, those of us that live here sometimes need to be reminded of the adventures for us to discover in our backyard. So, I would encourage you to “Re-discover St. Charles County” this fall. If you take a few minutes to search, you’ll soon find there are many fun things to do very close to home.

Where should you begin? Here are some websites and ideas to get you started:

  • What’s Up St. Chuck is a new website that pulls together the latest and trendiest events and activities, shopping and dining, nightlife, and more, from all across the county into a “one stop” location. You will find details on MO Cowbell (the flattest, fastest marathon in the country) or use it to plan a winery trip with a group of friends. It’s also a great way to find a list of restaurants to pick where you’ll have dinner before a show at Lindenwood’s J. Scheidegger Theater. Plus, on the site’s Events tab you’ll find links to the websites for every city in the county, as well as St. Charles County’s website, to help you stay “in the know.”

  • The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau website also has an excellent list of “Things to do in St. Charles” that features an events calendar and directories for restaurants, shopping and recreation. The site even has a list of local bed and breakfasts for a weekend getaway or staycation.

  • Speaking of close to home, when is the last time you visited a park? Few things are better than a relaxing walk in one of the many beautiful county parks – especially during the fall. The Parks and Recreation section of the St. Charles County website features a list of county parks, complete with pictures and amenities listings, and a calendar of activities. There’s something going on every weekend this fall! Similar information about municipal parks can be found on most city websites, as well.

So, what kind of adventure will you take this fall? Maybe a winery trip to America’s first Wine Appellation in Augusta? Perhaps it’s time you learned how to properly throw a horseshoe at the National Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame in the county’s Quail Ridge Park? Maybe you want to step back in time with a visit to the Lewis and Clark Boat House, followed by a stroll down Historic Main Street St. Charles and a mouth-watering meal at an amazing restaurant? Or, maybe hopping on your bike and riding the Katy Trail all across the county is your cup of tea. Your adventure is waiting to be discovered - so channel your inner Lewis and Clark and re-discover St. Charles County this fall!