Located in upstate South Carolina, Greenville falls just south of some of the beautiful mountains the upstate has to offer. Greenville is also one of the largest cities in the state of South Carolina, so there’s plenty for you to do, and if you want to bring your dog along with you, you have plenty of options! Because Greenville is so large, you can have the best of both worlds; there are plenty of trails that run through beautiful woods, but there are also plenty of things to do in the heart of the city, such as grabbing a quick bite to eat or popping into a store to do some shopping. Check out Paris Mountain State Park, where you and your dog can explore some trails that go on for miles. The city of Greenville has some neighboring small towns, such as Greer and Taylors, with quaint downtown districts that you and your dog can explore, as well. No matter what you decide to do, Greenville has something for every dog owner.
If you’re looking for somewhere to go shopping, and you want to bring your dog along for the fun, you can’t beat Greenville’s downtown district! If you want to get some clothes, candy, or some oldie-but-goodie food favorites, check out Mast General Store. Fido can join you as long as he stays on his leash, and, of course, he doesn’t get into the candy. Want to have some fun? Check out O.P. Taylor’s, which is a local toy store located just beside the Mast General. Can your dog resist the temptation to take a toy? A leash is required here, as well. There are plenty of other stores to check out, along with restaurants such as Mellow Mushroom, where Fido can join you on the patio.
If your dog likes getting in a good walk, grab his leash and head to Greenville’s Viola Street neighborhood. This neighborhood, which runs into downtown, has a fun, 24/7 activity called “Mice on Main.” Hidden in this neighborhood are eight statues of mice, and the city of Greenville encourages you to hit up social media with pictures of you finding each of them! Your dog can join you for the fun, as long as he’s on his leash and you remember to clean up after him. How many “Mice on Main” can you and your four-legged friend find?
Greenville’s Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood, located in the southern part of the city, is home to Reedy Falls Park, and although your dog will need to remain on a leash while he’s in the park, there’s still tons of fun to be had! There’s a trail for you and your dog to walk together, and there are waste disposal bags distributed throughout the park. You’ll want to bring along your own water, though. The Reedy River runs through this park, so you might even want to bring your camera to snap some beautiful pictures. Your dog is sure to make some pawesome new fur-riends on a beautiful day spent at Reedy Falls.
Greenville’s Pelham neighborhood is home to Pelham Mill Park, and inside of that park, you’ll find a popular bark park: Pelham Mill Dog Park. This large, off-leash dog park has two sections: One is for smaller dogs, while the other is for larger dogs. Pelham Mill Dog Park also has agility equipment, so if your dog is the adventurous type, he’ll love having fun on the various types of equipment. There are water fountains for your dog throughout the park, and there are also several waste disposal stations for you to clean up after your friend. He’ll have a blast making new friends!
The Magnolia Acres neighborhood in Greenville is home to Conestee Dog Park, which is a relatively new bark park. This off-leash park features agility equipment and plenty of room for your dog to run around. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, so your pet can confidently make friends of his own size. There are water stations for your dog, and there’s also plenty of shady seating for dog parents. It’s important to know that no children under the age of ten are allowed in Conestee Dog Park. Make sure to bring water for yourself on hot days, and you’ll also want to bring waste disposal bags.