The KT Caboose

To date, I’ve not made public mention of my Missouri Bucket List; the list of things I’d like to do and places I’d like to see while I’m living in Missouri.

Today’s the day that I admit to you that I do have a small list of must-dos and must-sees, must-eats and must-drinks while I’m calling Missouri my home. One of the things on my Missouri Bucket List is to ride the entire length of the 225-mile Katy Trail.

A few weeks ago I traveled through several small Missouri towns, including Marthasville, Dutzow and Wright City. En route, I passed a trailhead for the Katy Trail that I thought was worth a closer look.

Katy Trail State Park

Rosie (my dog) and I pulled into the Katy Trail State Park parking area and got out to explore the trail head. An old train caboose converted into an ice cream shop had been parked permanently beside the bike route. The ice cream shop was called the KT Caboose, and unfortunately it was closed for the seasons during my early-January visit.

I knew that there were towns along the Katy Trail that were home to bed & breakfasts and wineries, but no one told me there was ice cream along the path. As if I weren’t already sold on the idea of biking the Katy Trail, I certainly was now.

The KT Trail Caboose

For more information about the Katy Trail and the many small Missouri towns, shops, wineries and B&Bs along it’s 225 miles of trails, visit the Katy Trail website.

Have you ridden any portion of the Katy Trail? What part have you ridden? Would you ever consider doing something like a multi-day bicycle trip? I’m curious to hear your thoughts!

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  1. After reading your post I’ll consider it. I like the idea of a stay-cation (from St. Louis). I’d imagine a trip like that for me won’t be all that expensive. And the fact that I’ll get some much needed exercise is another bonus. Thanks!

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