Tag Archives: Augusta

Camping Along the Katy Trail

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The flat, crushed limestone surface of Missouri’s Katy Trail is ideally suited for foot and bicycle traffic (some sections also permit horseback riding) and it’s an excellent gateway to a variety of Missouri adventures. You probably know the trail stretches 240 miles on an east-west alignment across Missouri, starting near St. Charles and paralleling the Missouri River for much of …

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Missouri Eats: Silly Goose

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Silly Goose opened in Augusta, Missouri, in December 2014, but its family recipes go back generations. The Southern-inspired restaurant emphasizes ingredients sourced from nearby farms, including produce from Centennial Farms and Sunflower Hill Farm, and executive chef Anastasia Adelman’s seasonally rotating menu is small but focused. A customer favorite is the pig wings appetizer tossed with Carolina mustard sauce served …

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One Day Missouri Wine Trips

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Exploring Missouri wine country for a week (or two) sounds like the perfect getaway, but what if you don’t have that much time to dedicate to your wine adventure? Don’t worry: with 10 wine trails and more than 125 wineries in the “Show Me” State, there’s a wine region closer than you might think. Spring is a great time to …

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Missouri Eats: Kate’s Coffee

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Just a few minutes from the Katy Trail, in the heart of the lush Augusta, Missouri, wine region, sits Kate’s Coffee. The coffee shop and café is located inside a cozy home built in 1905 and is one of several retail shops on the grounds of Oaks Crossing, a conference and event center owned by Randal and Marjorie Oaks. The …

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Along the Katy Trail: Augusta

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It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities. We just left charming, historic St. Charles, next up is Augusta! This gorgeous town is 35 miles west of St. Louis …

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Missouri Wines Pair Well with Summer Adventures

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Alive! That is the best description of grape vines during the summer. The grapes are beginning to change color from green to deep purple and golden hues, taking on the characteristics that will be used to make delicious, award-winning wines. What sounds better than a summer stroll through a beautifully vibrant vineyard? After seeing where the grapes come from, the …

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Hidden Treasures Abound in Historic Missouri Wine Country

Travel the two-lane roads into the southwest corner of St. Charles County and you arrive at a place where history, nature, art, and award-winning wine all come together to create a treasured destination, known as Historic Missouri Wine Country. Perhaps best known for its wineries, nine in all, Historic Missouri Wine Country is the perfect place to relax. Share a …

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Seven of Missouri Wine Country’s Best-Kept Secrets

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1.       The Country’s First Wine Country! Yes, Augusta, Missouri, was named the first American Viticulture Area on June 20, 1980.  Napa was second.   The Ozark Mountain AVA, encompassing sections of southern Missouri extending into Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, was established in Aug. 1, 1986.  The Hermann and Ozark Highlands AVA’s were designated later in 1987.  The AVA distinction is …

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