The small town of High Ridge sits in the shadow of the sprawling muttropolis that is St. Louis. There are many activities in the area for people and their dogs. It isn't necessary to leave High Ridge, though, to find veterinary services. You'll find three veterinary hospitals and clinics here, each of which provide routine and emergency care for dogs. Some of the clinics even offer additional services, like off-leash play areas and access to swimming. You can purchase packages to take advantage of these amenities.
But High Ridge has more to offer than just veterinary services. Here, you'll find Access 44, a park area of almost 1,000 acres that is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It's located off of Antire Road. This large recreational facility is also home to shooting and archery ranges, which is good to know if your dog doesn't like noise. Dogs are allowed on the property, but should be on leash at all times.
Access 44 also includes three designated walking trails. The first trail is an easy trail of .4 miles, and it's also accessible to people with disabilities. The second trail is 2.2 miles long, and is a moderately easy trail that takes hikers through forest and grassland. The longest trail is 11.8 miles long and is used by hikers and those on horseback. People with their pups will enjoy their time together in this scenic nature area that is not very far from the populated communities of St. Louis.
Looking for a pawesome dog park to visit? Take a short trip 15 miles north to Ballwin, home to the Tails & Trails Dog Park at Queeny Park. This dog park has five acres of fully fenced grass where dogs can run and romp leash-free. Small dogs get their own section so they don't ruffhouse with the big boys. This dog park features several permanent pieces of agility equipment, and there is also access to a small body of water where dogs can enjoy a cool splash on a hot summer day. The park features some comfort features for the human companions, like a covered pavilion complete with wi-fi! Annual and daily passes are available for visitors. The dog park is open from 7 a.m. until sunset.
Creve Coeur, located just 21 miles north of High Ridge, is home to a pretty cool dog park, the Creve Coeur Dog Park at Conway Park. This dog park offers two acres of grass where your pal can get off his leash and feel the wind in his fur. A separate area, encompassing half an acre, is set aside for the small dogs. There is water on-site. A bone-shaped kiddie pool adds to the fun in the summer! Doggie waste bags are also provided for your convenience. This furrific park is located near the Creve Coeur Lake, and leashed dogs and their people may walk the scenic trail around it. An annual membership must be purchased to use this dog park.