You have a link to history just 4 miles from you! Landsford Canal State Park has been around since the 1800s. It is a beautiful place to come and spend the day. You can walk the miles and miles of trails or choose your own path. Keep in mind that Fido will need to stay on his leash if he wants to play here. You’ll definitely want to bring a camera, since you’ll see some gorgeous views on the Catawba River here. A cool fact about this park is that it has the largest population of rocky shoals spider lilies in the world! In the summer, there’s so many of them that the park looks like a cotton field.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, and even bacon are waiting for you and your dog at Sonic. Fido can join you for a meal here at the outdoor tables as long as he’s on leash. If he prefers to remain off-leash, no worries -- the carhop will bring your meals right to your car! Ten miles is all that separates you from a mutts-needed, Fido-friendly treat. Sonic’s shakes and slushies are absolutely beg-worthy, so what are you waiting for? If you need a place to crash in Lancaster, Quality Inn, located on the opposite side of the Lancaster Bypass, is Fido-friendly.
House of Thrifts & Antiques is so much more than just a thrift store that has a ton great buys -- it’s a venue to help the community. It allows your leashed, well-behaved pal to tag along while you shop or even donate. The needs of the community always come first, and that means that there are times which things are simply given away. Local artists are encouraged to come here and show off their work. You can even come here to connect with other artists and venues. All of this is going on just twelve miles from Van Wyck! So come and see what you and Fido can do for your community.
Central Bark Dog Park is exactly what it sounds like. It is the hub of all barking activity in the area. Off-leash fun is waiting for you just 17 miles away from Van Wyck! You’ll find that the fenced in area is pawfect for a game of fetch with your dog. It is a members-only park, which means that you will have to pay the yearly fee or get a visitor pass from the website before you access this park. There are multiple large shade trees for you to rest under, as well as water fountains for you both -- amenities that are mutts-needed during the dog days of South Carolina summer!
If you want to join your dog for some classic wings or even a pizza while watching the game on the big screen, then you need to drive 30 miles to Kristophers Sports Bar & Restaurant. You can catch the latest game or just catch up with your friends, all with your best fur-iend by your side. All your favorite foods are here: burgers, pizza, a selection of heart appetizers, and even sandwiches are waiting. It gets loud here, thanks to sports enthusiasts cheering on their teams, so make sure that your dog is up to the noise before you bring them.