If you’re planning to take a much-needed road trip this spring, put the great State of Missouri at the top of your list, namely, the charming town of Hermann. Home to an abundance of natural beauty, historic landmarks, fine wineries, and down-to-earth Midwestern hospitality, you’ll end up returning again and again. Here are 5 things to do in Hermann MO this spring.
#1 Travel the Hermann Wine Trail
The Hermann Wine Trail is a fun and educational way to experience the taste of Missouri. Throughout the year, the Trail offers special events that pair fine wine and great food with a souvenir and raffle drawing.
Or simply use this Wine Trail Map to visit one or more of the six wineries in any order and be sure to take your ticket and wine glass with you to each one (some wineries may charge extra for tastings). During your tour, you will enjoy meeting the local Missouri farmers behind the food you taste as it is paired with fine wine produced in Missouri by Adam Puchta, Bias, Curling Vine, Dierberg Star Lane, Hermannhof, and Röbller wineries. Learn more about the Hermann Wine Trail.
#2 Zipline through the Forest
Eco Adventure Ziplines offers over a mile of zip lines reaching heights of 250 feet for an exhilarating ride and incredible views! Their unique, eco-friendly course maneuvers through living trees and uses the natural contours of the land for height, which means there is minimal walking and no climbing required. Choose from two courses:
- Soaring Six Zipline Adventure – This family-friendly course (for the slightly less adventurous) zips riders across six ziplines, 2000 feet of cables, reaching heights of 50 feet. For $65 a person you’ll receive 45-60 minutes of ziplining adventure.
- Treetop Flyer Zipline Adventure – The more adventurous types will love Eco Adventure’s biggest, highest and fastest course. For $85 a person, you will zip over a mile of cable at heights over 250 feet!
#3 Tour the Daniel Boone Conservation Area
The Daniel Boone Conservation Area is a sight to behold, and named for the pioneer himself who lived nearby during his later years. Featuring 3,520 acres of raw nature and wildlife, this is a nature-lover’s paradise. Traversing deep valleys, woodlands, savannas, glades, and wooded hills, you will find yourself up close and personal with lush plants, towering trees, and wild animals. Wildlife sightings may include: deer, squirrel, turkey, pileated woodpeckers, and forest birds. In addition to hiking the 6.8 multi-use trail, you can also enjoy bird watching, horseback riding, biking, and fishing.
#4 Walk or Bike the Katy Trail
Did you know that Katy Trail State Park is the longest developed rail-trail in the country? Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, horseback riding, nature, or history, you will love the Trail’s recreational and sightseeing opportunities.
This 240-mile long trail runs between Clinton, MO and Machens, MO with 26 trailheads along the way. History buffs will appreciate the rural history reflected in the old towns that were once bustling places of activity along the railroad. In fact, you’ll discover four fully restored railroad depots and over 30 trestle bridges. Nature lovers will enjoy scenic views, especially on tall bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. Get a head start by taking a sneak peek of this fascinating trail.
#5 Go on a Scavenger Hunt
During your overnight stay at our luxurious boutique hotel, ask for a map and details about our two driving scavenger hunts.
- Scavenger Hunt #1 will take you to some fun places throughout Hermann. You’ll end at the beautiful Stone Hill Winery where you can sip and savor wine with your tasting coupon.
- Scavenger Hunt #2 offers a scenic drive from Hermann to New Haven. Several wineries and distilleries are along the way. Use your coupons to tour and taste your way through Pinckney Bend Distillery.
These are just 5 things to do in Hermann, MO this spring, but there are so many more. When you book your stay with us, our innkeeping staff will help you customize the perfect getaway just for you. From luxurious accommodations and delicious food to scenic sightseeing and fun recreation, it’s all waiting for you at Hermann Hill.