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u/RyleyinSTL · 24 pointsr/StLouis

There are at least 2 dozen Micro Breweries you could consider worth a visit. Nearly all offer food which sets us apart from other Micro Brewery cities like Portland or Austin.

Running in the city can be excellent. The street grid and historic neighborhoods/parks provided endless things to checkout as you run. We love it.

The southern part of the state is quite pretty (Ozark Foothills/Mountains). Lots of state parks for hiking. Check out this book: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis: Including Sullivan, Potosi, and Farmington https://www.amazon.com/dp/0897328833/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_KJhBDbBEPHJC5

What part of Canada are you coming from? The Wife and I moved here from Alberta 12yrs ago. Day to day life is mostly the same, the social/political situation is the biggest difference. It's generally a great country to be a top income earner.

Missouri is VERY conservative. Look up abortion for an idea of how things are here. The government is secular in theory but not in practice. Very unfortunate. That said, the cities are much less so.

Violence is much more common in American life. The idea is that you should inact your 2nd amendment rights and protect yourself that way. Personal choice is emphasized. Rather than the Crown providing solutions, you find them for yourself. Healthcare is a great example. Hearing gunfire in urban areas is perhaps the saddest example of this approach. It will feel odd at first but eventually you'll adapt. American's just do things differently. You'll love it or hate it.

All in all we have LOVED IT.

u/non4prophet · 3 pointsr/StLouis

Chubb Trail is good for hiking or biking. Nowhere close to the amount of traffic you see at Castlewood. In fact, I was there last Saturday - with pitch perfect weather and only three other people in about 2 hours of hiking.

Here's a good map of the area (and yes it is for trail riders):

https://gorctrails.com/sites/default/files/media/Media%20Root/chubb_0.pdf

I like to park where Allen Rd ends at the train tracks, this gives you easy access to either the southern part of the trail (hilly, rocky trail) and the northern part of the trail, which follows along the Meramec river. The northern part can be muddy and overgrown with poison ivy, but it wasn't too bad last weekend.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in hiking near the St. Louis area:

https://www.amazon.com/Hikes-Within-Miles-Including-Farmington/dp/0897328833

Great information and gives you a list to explore when you get tired of hitting the same locations. I've probably done about 75% of the hikes in the book and like to note the ones I've completed and who went with me.

Shaw Nature Reserve (near Six Flags) has many great hiking trails, but is a bit farther out and usually has a bigger draw than Chubb, with lots of public events planned. Still a nice option if you like to see lots of native, wild flora.

Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll try to answer as best I can.

u/SickSalamander · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I grew up in the St. Louis area and spent my youth backpacking in the Missouri Ozarks. While I will say i am quite glad I moved away from the flatlands, there is some good hiking to be had in the Ozarks. Hawn State Park has a nice 10 mi loop that was probably my most done weekend backpack. The Ozark Tail (different than the OHT) is becoming more and more completed every year. I especially like the sections around Taum Sauk Mountain. The Berryman Trail is about 25 miles and makes a nice backpack if you don't mind mountain bikers lapping you all the time.

The last two are just day hikes less than a couple miles, but worth mentioning. The Devil's Rock Pile (officially Hughes Mountain) is a super cool area. And The Gulf pic 2 is the single coolest place in missouri...if you can find it...hahaha. Good luck with that.

This book has most of the hikes I recommended in it as well as others. I've heard good things about the Hiking Missouri book also.

u/I_love_Mark_Lilly · 2 pointsr/StLouis

All good suggestions in this thread. I've been giving this book as a gift a lot lately and it's nice to have when deciding where to drive the next day:


u/superjentendo · 2 pointsr/hiking

We are in the St. Louis area!
My favorite book at the moment
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis: Including Sullivan, Potosi, and Farmington - (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0897328833/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4v4xxbMWRGZKB)

Hope that helps ya some!

u/picardybird · 1 pointr/StLouis

60 Hikes within 60 Miles of St. Louis is great for exploring parks and beautiful daytime views around STL, especially since it won't get super cold for a month or more.

https://www.amazon.com/Hikes-Within-Miles-Including-Farmington/dp/0897328833

u/reyomnwahs · 1 pointr/StLouis

Holy cow, can't believe no one has mentioned this book yet: http://www.amazon.com/Hikes-Within-Miles-Including-Farmington/dp/0897328833

Also, this guy posts videos and blogs about just about every trail within a day's drive of STL.

u/ninjakitchen · 1 pointr/StLouis

Saint Louis born and raised! I'll give you everything I've got. Sorry if I repeat what has already been said.

I grew up in the Saint Louis metropolitan area myself. (As a matter of fact, lived in Ferguson until I was 18!) As a young child, my fondest memories were visiting the [Zoo] (http://www.stlzoo.org/), [Science Center] (http://www.slsc.org/), [Art Museum] (http://www.slam.org/), [Lone Elk Park] (http://www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/ParkPages/LoneElk), all of which boast free admission. Saint Louis also has fairs, celebrations and events of some sort or other almost constantly (see [here] (http://explorestlouis.com/visit-explore/events/events-calendar/) for St Louis general events calendar.) The [Missouri Botanical Garden] (http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/) hosts a showcase every year about sustainable living, which might be relevant to you and your family. There are also 10+ local farmers' markets, including the famous and longstanding [Soulard Farmer's Market] (http://www.soulardmarket.com/). As yet, the Farmer's Markets are relatively small compared to what I've seen in other cities. But they are growing every year.

A classmate at WU who has lived in several large metropolis areas around the US reported that Saint Louis is by far the best place for him and his family of wife and 2 small children. He cited the numerous green spaces, free museums and parks, kid-friendly events, and low cost of living as the main reasons.

I'll tell you the same thing I tell friends that visit and new transplants: Saint Louis has a lot to offer, but it is not going to hit you over the head with it the way a large city like LA or NYC will. You have to go out and explore. Case in point, just yesterday I was walking through my own neighborhood and stumbled across a 2 acre quaint Seminary campus that I had no idea existed but was filled with beautiful architecture and green space.

Some great places to go hiking are [Castlewood] (http://mostateparks.com/park/castlewood-state-park) [Babler] (http://mostateparks.com/park/dr-edmund-babler-memorial-state-park), and [Shaw Nature Reserve] (http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/visit/family-of-attractions/shaw-nature-reserve.aspx), to start. These and many other hiking spots can be found within a 60 minute drive from metropolitan St. Louis. For a more extensive hiking/outdoor destinations I recommend the book [60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of St. Louis] (http://www.amazon.com/Hikes-Within-Miles-Including-Farmington/dp/0897328833).

As far as the organic living goes, there is room for development in that arena. We are not Portland or Oakland, so to imagine something like that would be setting your expectations too high. However, we have 2 Whole Foods with another one on the way, which indicates to me that there is interest in patronizing 'holistic' and sustainable agriculture. I learned from a cashier at the Brentwood Whole Foods that the traffic at the Brentwood location has blown the minds of Whole Foods executives because originally the Whole Foods execs insisted the "demographics of the city are wrong, the store will fail in Saint Louis." It is now one of the best performing stores in the midwest. That says something about where this city is going, I think (I hope).

If you want to be active with other children in the community, I would tentatively suggest looking into Clayton. Very good schools, many families with young children, very safe area. Just last night I attended the Shaw Park Food Truck Sunday (in Clayton), and almost every family in attendance had a child between the ages of 1 and 12. The city is one of the most walkable in Saint Louis, has biking trails/bike friendly streets, and is very close to Forest Park and other downtown area attractions.

Good luck in your quest! I hope you find your dream town, wherever it might be.