A person with a furry family member will find a peaceful place to live or visit in the tiny town of New Florence. The town's City Park on Mortimer Street has plenty of green spaces for an energizing walk or a relaxing stroll with your leashed pal. City Park amenities include a playground, benches, and a paved walking path.
A more intense hiking experience can be found only a short drive of eight miles south to the Danville Conservation Area. This vast property of more than 3,000 acres is owned by the state of Missouri. The conservation area has primitive camping sites available. The site historically was used to train dogs in hunting. Off-leash training for hunting is still permitted here -- people who wish to train for this purpose need to have a hunting permit. Visitors to the site should be aware that this is a popular spot for turkey and deer hunters and observe any safety regulations. Dogs should remain on a leash when visiting. Danville Glades Trail provides hikers an opportunity to sample the surroundings with a less than a three-mile loop.
Back in town, travelers with pups will find a couple of options for lodging. The local America's Best Value Inn and Days Inn both welcome dogs for a nominal fee per dog, per night. No veterinarians work in town, but many can be found within a twenty-mile radius.