South Carolina’s city of North Augusta is a fantastic pet-friendly place to stop for a visit. Situated within the Aiken and Edgefield counties on the north bank of the Savannah River, it is a scenic town with a lot to offer. North Augusta loves its pets, and with three vets and three animal hospitals in the city, you can be assured your beloved pup is in safe hands should he become unwell.
The North Augusta Bark Park has to be your first stop here – your pup will be so excited to check out this off-leash area and really stretch his legs! This fenced park is divided into areas for larger dogs and the smaller pups, waste disposal facilities and a shared water fountain. Benches are available for you to sit at while you watch your crazy pup have a ball in the open areas and on the agility equipment.
The Bark Park is set in a beautiful treed area along the North Augusta Greeneway, the next activity on your to-do list here. The Greeneway meanders through the city for just over seven miles along an abandoned railroad. The whole trail is paved and an easy, accessible walk, providing a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air and scenery, as well as travel by foot through town. Dogs are welcome to utilise the path, but need to remain leashed and observe the ‘leave no trace’ policy.
With so many puptastic things to do and places to see in North Augusta, you are both sure to have a ball here!
Brick Pond Park in North Augusta is a forty acre restored wetland park with great nature trails to walk with your pup. There are is a huge number of wildlife species in the area, including many birds, turtles and other aquatic life, as well as alligators! For this reason, keep your dog leashed and it is advised to stay away from the water, but instead enjoy the designated paths and recreation areas only. Boeckh Park is another great pup-friendly green space in the area, located right on the Savannah River. The Geeneway Trail Riverfront Loop runs around here for 1.6 miles, and is a scenic, easy walk suitable for all skill levels. Boeckh Park has an expanse of lush grass for picnics, restroom facilities nearby, a pavilion and a dock to look out over the water or launch a canoe. If you are looking for a great place to eat with your pup by your side, check out Manuel’s Bread Café or The Larder and take a seat at one of the outside tables.