Published: October 2009Best Adventure Towns
Hermann Ms

Hermann, Missouri

Plan a long weekend getaway with our Hermann adventure guide, featuring great outdoor escapes, where to stay, and where to eat. Then chime in with your picks.

Photograph by Mary McClain, My Shot

Pop. 2,717
GPS: 38°42'N, 91°26'W

A Missouri-style nod to Europe's cycling-and-wine culture, Hermann has the country’s longest rails-to-trails track, a new bikable bridge, and the Tour of Hermann Bike Race—stoked by seven wineries nearby.

Your Turn: Tell us about your favorite Hermann adventures, restaurants, and hotels in the comments section below.

PLAY
First, get inspired: Hermann, MO Area Cycling keeps a blog with a roster of great routes in the area, varying in lengths between 20 miles and a whopping 103-miler (hermanncycling.blogspot.com). Next, rent some wheels at the Hermann Ride, Rest & Go Bicycle Shop, centrally located on Schiller Street ($15 a day; 573-486-9170). Now, pedal on and enjoy!

EAT
The historic Cottage Restaurant, set on 6 acres of walkable trails and stunning views of pastoral Hermann, is an experience in itself. With emphasis on all things local, the restaurant uses ingredients from Hermann’s farmer’s market and displays resident artists’ work in its dining room (goodfoodfineart.com).

SLEEP
The Captain Wohlt Inn, a stately 1886 home turned B&B, has cozy suites, fresh-made breakfasts served on the brick patio, and a convenient location in the historic district ($80, captainwohltinn.com).

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