Make no bones about it, if you and your pup are looking for some on-leash exercise in the North Augusta, SC area, the North Augusta Greeneway might just be the pawfect spot for you two to take a stroll! Surprisingly scenic for an urban greenway, this fantastically Fido-friendly route winds for seven miles through the town from the River Golf Club on the Savannah River to Pisgah Road. There’s limited parking at the Pisgah Road terminus, but you might be better off parking at the golf club -- there are far more spaces available. The route is pretty pawpular with local dog owners, and North Augusta natives often use it as a shortcut between neighborhoods -- you certainly won’t have the trail to yourself, but your pooch might meet some new playmates!
Looking at a map, you might expect the surroundings of the North Augusta Greeneway to be some shade of suburban, but for the most part, this isn’t the case. Much of the route is lined by tall, hardwood forest -- not only nice to look at, but useful for protection from the sun in summer. You might even spot a few deer along the trail! The eastern part of the greenway also boasts fantastic views of the Savannah River. The North Augusta Greenway also features a wonderfully constructed pedestrian bridge over a highway. Just don’t look down if you’re afraid of heights! Your pooch will need to be leashed, of course, but if your furry friend does need to run free, you can always visit the North Augusta Bark Park! This pawesome dog run is located right on the greenway, just up from the River Golf Club.
In terms of accessibility, the trail is relatively wide and paved for the entire route -- you could even bring a stroller. There are some gentle inclines, but barring serious mobility issues, the North Augusta Greeneway is suitable for all ages and abilities, from the fittest furry friends to the most committed couch puptatoes! There are restrooms for humans available at the trailheads, too. Be sure to bring waste bags and water, and enjoy your walk!