Fall Is The Perfect Time To Visit This Historic Mountain Town In Missouri
Small town America oozes charm and often gives us a glimpse into yesteryear. After all, many small towns offer a slower pace of life where everyone knows everyone. This historic mountain town in Missouri provides a picture-perfect backdrop for a quaint day out any time of the year. However, for some of the most breathtaking scenery around, make sure you also visit when it’s painted in the colors of fall.
Flanked by the St. Francois Mountains in the Arcadia Valley, Ironton is home to just over 1,500 residents and an abundance of natural beauty, making it an ideal day trip or a weekend getaway.
If you’re a fan of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. Spend a leisurely day, for example, at Shepherd Mountain State Park. The best way to explore is on the Shepherd Mountain Loop Trail.
Ironton’s also a short drive from some of Missouri’s most beloved natural attractions, including Elephant Rocks State Park and Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. Both are absolutely stunning when the fall foliage is at its peak.
History buff? Add a visit to Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site to your itinerary. Start your journey at the visitor center. Outdoors, go hiking; have a picnic, or watch the kiddos at the play area.
The 916-acre Millstream Gardens Conservation Area offers several hiking trails – an ideal way to do a little leaf peeping.
Carve out some time, too, to explore the charming shops downtown, particularly on Main Street. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the town’s enticing eateries.
The Iron Mule, for example, dishes up such classics as gumbo, pizza, burgers, and wings.
If you’re planning to stay the night, check into one of the darling bed and breakfasts. Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast and Parlor Bed & Breakfast, for example, both offer a comfy place to sleep in enchanting settings.
Find more information on Ironton, and the Arcadia Valley, on the official website of Visit Arcadia Valley .
Have you visited this historic mountain town in Missouri? What’d you think? Share your experience in the comments! If you’re a fan of quaint getaways, check out these 17 small towns in Missouri .
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