Folks in Linn are not in that much of a hurry. Their little town is surrounded by the rich landscape of Missouri farmlands and forests. Three veterinary clinics serve dogs, cats, and the assorted barnyard fauna. Specialty services must wait for a trip to one of the "big" cities like Jefferson City or even Columbia.
The three parks are mostly a green patch at the corner of a couple of town's roads. Linn City Park has some open green spaces and a few picnic sites. Residents gather for some of the annual festivities for the 4th of July.
People and pups who want to get out of town and enjoy an even more natural experience can journey less than twenty miles north to Painted Rock Conservation Area. This state property is the site of Native American settlements dating back 1,500 years. The area is made up of 1,480 acres set aside for conservation and recreation. Many people come here to hunt deer, birds, and small game. Camping is allowed here, but it is primitive. Those who like to "ruff" it with tent and backpack camping visit this idyllic forest of Missouri hardwood trees like oak and walnut.
The Osage River also intersects the property, and anglers enjoy the many species of fish which inhabit this body of water. The Osage Scenic Bluff Trail makes for a perfect walk outdoors with your canine pal. This almost two-mile-long looped trail follows the river and crosses two boardwalks. The trail is mostly level terrain and makes for an easy hike. Hunting dogs run free on the property, but a leash is required for other pups.