This gem is nestled among the beauty of the Ozarks. The highest point in the state is nearby. Only about 1,500 people permanently reside here, but they are used to seeing visitors. The many state parks in the area attract visitors from all over the state and beyond. People who are looking for veterinary service must seek it out in the larger towns and cities like Farmington and Fredericktown.
Ironton itself has a couple small parks for people to get out and stretch or have a picnic lunch. Tip Top Park on Old Highway 21 is one such park with benches and nice pathways for a person with a leashed furry pal. Taum Sauk Mountain State Park has some more challenging hikes. Mina Sauk Falls Trail is a rugged three-mile-long trail. This trail takes a person and a leashed canine companion to the summit of Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in the state of Missouri. Along the way, the hikers will view the tallest waterfall, which cascades 132 feet.
Another rugged trail in Taum Sauk is the Taum Sauk Trail. This trail is 14.5 miles long and connects with a section of the Ozark Trail. A person with a leashed pup attempting this trail should come prepared to face some steep inclines. A few days of hiking makes a stay at the campground a convenient option. The campground has primitive and electric campsites. A furry family member or two are welcome to camp with their family.