Ye Old Sugar Mill is a small community of single-family homes between Old Sugar Mill Road and Nixon Lane two blocks from Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. There is a small lake to the northeast and one in the neighborhood next door. Ye Old Sugar Mill is in a tranquil part of town, making it a great place to raise your family!
Living here may feel like your home is in a more rural setting, yet it is close enough to Dunlawton Avenue, the main road running east-west through town and central shopping district, to be there in less than five minutes on an average day.
For everyone but the furry member of your family, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens offer incredible botanical gardens, nature trails, exhibits, and the ruins of the 19th-century plantation that once stood there. There are also several parks and preserves you can take your dog to and, of course, the beach.
Traffic here is generally light and the only time there is any noticeable amount of it is during the morning and evening rush hours. Most of the roads around Ye Old Sugar Mill lack sidewalks for you and your dog to use, so you will be walking on the roads. A short leash help you maintain better control of your dog and provide a sense of security when there is traffic around.
As you might expect, this is a family-friendly neighborhood. This means you should expect to come across quite a few pedestrians in the area. Sometimes you can walk on the other side of the street and they won't bother you. More often than not, you may need to find alternative areas to stroll, especially if your pup isn't the kind to do impromptu meet-and-greets.
Outside parks and open spaces will provide more distance between you and any other pedestrians in the area.
While you and the rest of the family, minus the furry one, are welcome to go explore the spectacular botanical gardens, nature trails, and ruins at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, the nearest place for you and your dog to play is Reed Canal Park. This park offers a vast open field for the two of you to run around on, a lake to walk around, and woods to hike the trails in. You can walk to the woods on Madeline Avenue and then use the trails through the woods to take you to the rest of the park!
If you are looking for somewhere to take your dog for a long hike, the beach is less than fifteen minutes to the east. Go over the bridge and cruise right out onto the sand, find a place to park, and get ready to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine! The two of you can hike for as far as you want on a warm, sunny day!