Orchard Loop Bike Path
Explore the great outdoors and enjoy fun, family-friendly activities on the farm when you check out our new bike path at Eckert’s Farm in Belleville.
Discover a new way to enjoy Eckert’s Family Farm in Belleville when you explore our recently constructed bike path. This scenic trail bisects our Belleville Farm and provides an easy connection to the existing Metro Bike Link Trail. If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy, then come by with your bikes and hop on the path to start exploring the beautiful natural surroundings near our farm and orchard.
Bike Trail Development
Currently, Phase 1 of the trail stretches for approximately 3 miles. This first length of the path leads to the Metro Bike Link Trail, which currently runs from Shiloh/Scott MetroLink Station to Memorial Hospital MetroLink Station in Belleville. This connects the bike trail to the Greater St. Louis light rail system, allowing people from all over the area to visit our farm and explore the natural surroundings without having to arrive by car.
Phase 2 will add another mile or so of trail, including a bridge that will go over Green Mount Road. Once Phase 2 is completed in the fall of 2019, it will connect Phase 1 with the Orchards Subdivision, providing hundreds of local residents with an easy access point for the scenic trails and our Belleville Farm.
Take to the Trail
With many of our guests already using the trail, it’s the perfect opportunity to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and break up your biking adventure with a stop at our Belleville Farm. You can shop at our Country Store, grab a bite at our restaurant, or pick your own produce in the orchards. With the trail head conveniently located on our parking lot, you can easily drive over to the path if you aren’t within biking distance.
If you’d like a guided introduction to our new bike path, come to Eckert’s Family Farm in Belleville on March 30, 2019 between 10am - 2pm. After a ribbon cutting ceremony, we’ll be hosting a community bike ride with cyclists of all ages invited to join. Come explore the area’s stunning surroundings and enjoy family-friendly outdoor activities at Eckert’s! Click HERE for more information on the Ribbon Cutting & Community Bike Ride.