The tiny community of Moscow Mills is an old one. It was first settled in the 1790s and early 1800s. In 1821, a mill was built on the Cuivre River, and the site of the new town was fixed. Today, the limestone house of early resident, Shapley Ross, has been restored and stands as a reminder of the town's long past. Moscow Mills is rural but close to conveniences. No veterinarian works within its boundaries. Many veterinary clinics that will take care of a dog's needs are within twenty miles.
The mill long ago ceased to exist, but its memory became the site of the town's only park, Mill Site Park. This small city park is a green space preserved for residents to come out and get some fresh air and exercise. It includes a playground and a couple of walking trails. A person with a leashed four-legged pal will appreciate the easy outdoor walk amid some tall trees and dense brush adorned with wildflowers.
The Cuivre River State Park is only four miles from Moscow Mills. It has a dozen more challenging hikes. These trails range in length from 0.3 miles to 11.25 miles in length. Most of them are of moderate difficulty. Some are rugged and none are easy. This state park also has a campground. A person may bring a tent or trailer. This campground has both basic and full hook-up sites available. Leashed dogs are always welcome to camp with their people in Missouri state parks.