Gerald is one of many small Franklin County communities. It sits on Highway 50, and folks in Gerald see visitors frequently. No veterinarian has set up shop in the town. A person with a pup in need will have to travel a few miles to locate one.
City Park is the place to visit first if you and your canine friend need a break from driving or want to get outside for a stretch. This park has a couple of picnic areas. A playground and lake add to this small park's charm. Anglers will find plenty of fish to catch in the lake! A walking trail makes it easy for you and your leashed pup to experience nature and get that needed exercise. Legion Park on Fitzgerald is another place to spend some quality time in a green space.
A drive of fewer than twenty miles south will take you and your canine buddy to Long Ridge Conservation Area. This 1,815-acre area is owned and maintained by the state of Missouri. Hikers have nine miles of dedicated trails to traverse with a leashed four-legged friend. Five parking lots give different convenient points of access. The trail is a multi-use one that's shared with horseback riders, so expect to see larger four-legged friends along your walk.
For life or just a short visit, the city of Gerald will keep you and your pup happy!