Remnants of bygone days are scattered throughout the rural Missouri Ozarks. Old mills and farms hint at the communities that once thrived in this region.
The picturesque old red mill at Alley Spring sits at the base of a bluff with a deep blue spring that once provided water power to operate the grist mill. Now a state park it is probably one of the most beloved mills in the state of Missouri.
The abandoned old Falling Spring Mill is a remote setting with the spring issuing out of the side of a cliff into an over grown pond. Klepzig Mill, another abandoned mill sits alongside Rocky Creek on Mill Mountain at the site of natural shut-ins. Accessed by an old dirt road or the Ozark Trail it's remoteness is quite peaceful.
The Missouri Ozarks are filled with gems such as these, just waiting to be explored.