Little Mountain, South Carolina is a town found in Newberry County. With a small population of just 292 people, visitors will find there is plenty of southern hospitality to go around whether you have two legs or walk on all fours. While there are no local animal hospitals or clinics, a ten minute drive outside of town will take you to two animal hospitals in neighboring towns if you find yourself in need of emergency care to get your pup back up and running during your travels. This town is home to several small streams that filter in from surrounding rivers and lakes. The constant flow of water not only makes a great vacation for a dog, but it keeps the area gorgeous and green as well!
Dog lovers will enjoy stopping by any of the small ponds that are fed by the streams here. Dog owners often pull up to the banks with their picnic blankets and Frisbees for a day of pup-friendly family fun in the sun! Make sure you pack plenty of drinking water for this journey for both you and your furry pal, although he may lap up half of the lake when you aren’t watching him!
A trip to Central Little Mountain should start with a tour of the town and its beautiful residential streets. The homes here are surrounded by unique greenery and shrubs that will have your dog’s nose going 1,000 miles a minute! Take a morning or afternoon break with your own picnic blanket at Reunion Park in the center of town. Your dog will need to stay on leash here, but the two of you can relax, lounge, run, or walk all over this lush green park. Pack up your waste bags, tennis balls and other favorite toys, and water and head over to Central Little Mountain for a barktastic trip!
Prosperity is a slightly larger part of town just ten minutes to the west of Little Mountain. Still a relatively small and close-knit village, Prosperity is a good place to spend some time with all of your dogs, working on their on-leash socializing skills. There are many dog owners living in this village, so you will have plenty of opportunities to practice with your dog. There are also many unnamed ponds in Prosperity where you can drive right up and take your dog for a splash. You will need a leash and your waste bags in order to keep these public areas gorgeous.
Pomaria is another small village in Newberry County just ten minutes north of little mountain. This area boasts the Pomaria Trailhead and entrance to the Palmetto Trail. Your dog is welcome here on leash as long as you bring clean up bags and leave the trails the way you found them. Your dog will love the variety of terrains that you can find on these trails. There are two unnamed and unclaimed ponds on the northern side of the village if you are looking for a great place to let your dog have a splash and take a break from the car.
Peak is just twelve minutes east of Little Mountain. The Broad River runs right next to this little town and there are many marinas nearby if your dog wants to be a captain for a day with you. Fishing and sailing are very popular in this waterside town, and dogs are a welcome sight on the docks to support their fishy humans! If you would rather stay on dry land, the Peak Recreation Commission has two fields where leashed pets are welcome to walk and play ball all day long if you choose. Just bring your own tennis balls and have a blast!
Jenkinsville is located 15 minutes northeast of Little Mountain. It is here you will find everything your dog’s heart desires in a weekend getaway or a summer road trip. If you are traveling with an RV, there are local RV parks located throughout this village where you can stop, refuel, recharge, and rest for your journey. This puptastic town is a great place if you are looking for a quiet place to rejuvenate and relax. Just make sure you keep your dog on leash, as there are many other dog owners here. Keep your cleanup bags nearby in case someone gets too excited meeting all of their new friends.