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St. Louis Winter Adventures

Winter Possibilities

Winter will be arriving soon.  It can be a challenge staying active with less daylight and colder temperatures. Getting out of the house can combat the wintertime blues. It’s really about moving naturally and engaging with family and friends. Take time this season to explore a variety of options in St. Louis and surrounding areas.

Walking Through Christmas Lights

What could be better than festive twinkling lights guiding your walking path. They bring us joy and signal the holiday season has officially begun. View some beautiful creations at the following sites.

Candy Cane Lane – 6300 – 6500 block of Murdoch Avenue in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood between Ted Drews and Francis Park.

Grants Farm Holiday Lights– 7835 Grant Road where you can also enjoy a carriage ride through a special section of the property.

St. Louis Zoo U.S. Bank Wild Lights– 1 Government Drive is a dazzling event with new displays and themed areas.

Missouri Botanical Garden Glow – 4344 Shaw Blvd is one of the most spectacular holiday lights experience in the area.

Ice Skating

If you want to feel like a kid again, lace up your skates. They say it’s like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it. Grab a group, be prepared to laugh and possibly fall a time or two.

Steinberg Rink – 400 Jefferson in Forest Park is the largest outdoor ice-skating rink in the Midwest.

Kirkwood Ice Rink – 111 South Geyer, Kirkwood, MO provides indoor public skating, lessons, freestyle sessions, parties and more.

Brookdale Farms – 8004 Twin Rivers, Eureka, MO is one of the areas newest outdoor rinks.

Winter Hiking

Spend a day at one of these fabulous green spaces right in our back yard. All three locations have trails with different lengths, degrees of difficulty and scenery providing opportunities for walking, running, hiking and mountain biking.

Castlewood State Park – 1401 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin, MO is 1,818 acres straddling the Meramec River.

Babler State Park – 800 Guy Park Drive, Wildwood, MO is 2, 441 acres offering beautiful, forested rolling hills.

Weldon Springs Conservation Area – 6990 S MO 94, St. Charles, MO is 8,398 acres of conservation area bordering the Missouri River.

Make Winter Plans

I encourage you to visit any or all of these fun places. Plan your adventure today!!





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