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Take a Hike

Just like every other enthusiastic child, I grew up with a life full of two types of general entertainment… riding bikes and playing in the woods.

My father, an avid cyclist and bike shop owner, raised me in a world full of tires, trails, campfires and good times. Unfortunately my father was forced to shut his doors in 2003 when the online sales wave hit and with no regrets he calmly said, “I’m taking a ride!”. My family’s love for the outdoors really set the stage for who I am and paved the way for my team and me to come together and build the Take A Hike Shop.

For the next 10 years I continued my job as a professional climber and although my love for climbing will never fade the hard work took its toll. As a result I began to look for a new career and quickly thought of the old bike shop and spent the next two years preparing a modern version of my dad’s old shop. With his inspiration and my love for camping, hiking, climbing and snowboarding we were able to create this amazing store to keep our dreams alive, and help other people achieve their dreams of adventure in the great outdoors!

We offer a giant selection of products whether you want to frolic in the snow, hike the appalachian trail and camp along the way, bike to the horizon and back, or climb Kilimanjaro.  Our goal is to help you reach yours.  Get out there!

Find us in the Historic Frenchtown District of St. Charles, Missouri. Our website is Takeahikeshop.com!

913 N 2nd St, St Charles, MO 63301

Frenchtown Museum

Nestled in the heart of Historic Frenchtown, this is a must see stop on the tourist trail with displays of Frenchtown and St. Charles memorabilia. It is also a research facility for those who wish to find information about people, buildings and businesses in the Frenchtown Historic Preservation District. The museum is housed in a restored fire station in the heart of historic Frenchtown.

The Museum located at:

1121 North Second St.

St. Charles, MO 63301

 

We are open Thursday through Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. or group tours by appointment. There is no admission fee but donations are always welcome.

For more information please call 636-724-2106 or 636-946-8682  or Email us at:

info@FrenchtownMuseum.com

 

LAWRENCE FLORIST

We may be in the clutches of Mr. Winter, things are blooming over at Lawrence Florist in Historic Frenchtown St. Charles. Lawrence Florist offers the St. Charles, MO area superior floral arrangements and assortments. Our deep-rooted passion for flowers, along with our dedication to service, makes us the ideal choice for any occasion!

Tammy Lawing owns and operates Lawrence Florist. Our prompt and reliable service has made Lawrence Florist the choice florist of St. Charles. We are dedicated to ensuring complete customer satisfaction for new and returning customers alike. No matter the occasion, you can expect stellar service and devoted floral solutions from us.

Arrangements and assortments for all occasions. Whether you need a seasonal pick me up, birthdays, weddings, sympathy, new baby, anniversary, love and romance, or just because! We are happy to cater to your individual needs and desires to create the perfect arrangement.

Be sure to check out our Deal of the Day.  You never know what kind of deal you may come across!

 

The Frenchtown Inn

Come and visit us at the Frenchtown Inn!  Conveniently located an easy distance from the Katy Trailhead, a short drive from St. Louis Lambert Airport and downtown St. Louis.  Enjoy exploring St. Charles, and feel the history of where Lewis and Clark began their expedition across the west.  Sit outside at one of the cute outdoor cafes on Main Street for a microbrew, or browse through the eclectic antique shops in town.  At the Frenchtown Inn, Innkeepers Chris and Larry Ford offer a warm and friendly welcome that will make you feel right at home.  In the afternoon after you arrive, enjoy refreshments with the innkeepers and your fellow travelers.  With plush bedding and comfortable mattresses you’ll awake in the morning feeling refreshed and start your day with a home-cooked breakfast and great coffee.  We’re also happy to make you a packed lunch for your day cycling, and you’ll leave ready to enjoy your day and explore the local area.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  • Full Breakfasts
  • Private baths
  • Six blocks to the Katy Trailhead
  • Cozy queen-sized beds and plush bedding
  • Luxurious linens
  • Outdoor spaces for relaxing
  • Free wifi and satellite TV in every room
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Refreshment hour with beverages and pastries
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Ask about transportation for the Katy Trail
  • In-house massage available, contact Montez Smith for rates at www.montezsmithtms.com

 


Fleur de Lis Room

Upper Suite

York Room

CRAFTY LLC FEATURED DECEMBER 2016

The brain child of Sherilyn Blair and Jessie Wright, Crafty llc. is a warm and inviting Etsy style craft boutique in the Historic Frenchtown district of St. Charles.  With a focus on independent, local artists, the duo has created a haven for craft lovers seeking one of a kind, unique gifts and other handmade goods.  They actively pursue local artists to showcase and sell their goods in a one of a kind retail space.  For those wishing to try their own hand at crafting, the pair hosts classes on a monthly basis.  The projects may differ from month to month, but the culture of social interaction in an open and friendly environment remains a constant. Opened in 2016 for business, they have already created a buzz through surrounding areas for their unique style, live music events, and craft beer selection.  For a list of classes and events, click here!