Just a few miles from the North Carolina border and an hour from the coast, Mullins is the heart of SC tobacco country. In fact, the town is home to the South Carolina Tobacco Museum in the Old Mullins Depot. Many of the pretty homes in Mullins date to the early 20th-century heyday of that industry.
Park-ing is a breeze for Mullins dogs. Mullins is just a half-hour drive from NC’s beautiful Lumber River State Park. A dog-paddler’s daydream, this river park is ideal for a kayak or canoe journey up the designated National Wild and Scenic River. You can explore the wetlands and forest on three hiking trails. If your sporty pups overdo it at the park, a visit to the local veterinary hospital will get them up and running again.
In South Carolina, both Lee State Park and Cheraw State Park are about an hour from Mullins. Lee has a mile-long hiking trail plus 12 miles of equestrian trails where your Great Dane will fit right in; there are also 144 species of birds to sniff out along the way. Golf-focused Cheraw has three hiking trails ranging from 0.5 to 9 miles long in deep tall-pine forest.
Or, skip the hike, grab a towel, and head for the beach! Mullins is an hour's drive from Myrtle Beach, where all public beaches welcome dogs before 10 AM and after 5 PM during peak summer season (May 1 through Labor Day), and all day the rest of the year.