Fleming is a small town--in every sense! The 2010 census counted only 128 residents of Fleming. They’re all packed together, though, as the official town is only .5 miles from tip to tip. That’s plenty of room for something great to grow, however, and people who visit Fleming understand why the small community has held on since its founding as a post office in 1888.
Fleming’s central location makes it a connecting pipeline between different towns and areas. The population is primarily residential, and the town reflects that. Fleming’s rural location makes it a great place for dogs to call home. Stop by at Elements Destination Restaurant for food that satisfies. During the summer months, they welcome dogs to their outdoor tables so you can grab a bite with your best friend. The restaurant is slightly off the beaten path, but taking the scenic route is what makes Fleming stand out!
Fleming is only 14 minutes down the road from the much larger community of Richmond, Mo. Richmond is where people and pets can stay at hotels like the Richmond Super 8. Richmond is also home to three veterinary clinics and animal hospitals, meaning the dogs of Fleming are never more than 15 minutes from medical care.
This large Excelsior Springs neighborhood offers the Pigg’s Landing Access, a boat ramp access area for the Fishing River. While many people use this park to get a boat into the river, the natural area here is a good wild spot to go on a real adventure with a bold pup. Most people come here to fish or bird watch, but with 1 acre of woodlands and 8 acres of prairie, you’ll have plenty of space to romp and play with your best furry friend. Throw the ball, or try to catch a glimpse of a bird on the Audubon conservation bird list on a sunny day for a perfect afternoon.
If you and your pup are up for a hike, check out North Prairie Lee Park in the town of Lee’s Summit. North Prairie Lee Park offers two great trails for you and your pup to explore and to get some energy out before returning home. Jacomo Trail is a 2.2-mile moderate trail that has a lake you can dip in on those hot days. The trail is a loop route and only has an elevation of 167 feet. The Larry Mattenon Memorial Trail is a 4.8-mile loop style trail that has a 429-foot elevation and is lightly trafficked. The trail is perfect for all skill levels, and features a river along the way. The trail is open year around, and you are even allowed to camp around it. These hiking trails are perfect to get your pup’s energy out and have a relaxing trip home, which will take right under an hour.