Berger is home to a little more than a handful of people in Eastern Franklin County. For many years, it was a secret storage site for hazardous waste. The hazard has been remediated, and today, Berger is a decent rural town for people with a canine family member. Although no veterinary clinics operate within its boundaries, numerous choices for veterinary care can be found in nearby communities like Hermann, Washington, and Warrenton. In fact, metropolitan Saint Louis, with its hundreds of specialists, is about an hour's drive away. A person can live in Berger and enjoy the rural life as well as quick access to big-city amenities.
The rural life in Berger includes the Bias Vineyard & Winery on Highway B. Berger is in wine country, and the welcome mat is out at Bias for people looking for a day out with their pup. The vast expanse of the countryside is planted with grapes, and leashed dogs may walk the grounds. Outdoor tables invite a person with a furry friend to enjoy some of the wine and beer products produced at Bias.
For some outdoor exercise, Little Lost Creek Conservation Area is just twenty miles north of Berger. This conservation area has a six-mile, rugged hiking trail with some steep and rocky climbs toward some scenic views. People may pitch a tent here, but there are no facilities like restrooms. Don't forget to bring water! A few picnic tables are tucked in secluded spots, but a trek along a poorly marked trail may be needed to locate them. The state permits hunting on the property, so be mindful of that. Dogs should remain on-leash here.