Places You Can Still Walk Your Dog in the Upstate

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Looking for a place to walk your dog? Many favorite walking spots in the Upstate have been closed. Kidding Around kid, Nathaniel, has made this list of local places to walk your dog that are still open. Writing this article was more fun than writing his school work journal entry.

Where You Can Walk Your Dog in Greenville and Spartanburg

There are some great places in Greenville and Spartanburg to walk your dog.  Many people have more time now, so what better to do than take a walk. While many state parks and trails are closed, there are still some good options for walking that you and your dog can enjoy.

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Update: The Swamp Rabbit Trail is now closed within Greenville City limits. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a great place to walk with your four legged friend. The 22 mile trail that stretches from Greenville to Travelers Rest remains open. If you haven’t walked the Swamp Rabbit Trail before you can expect to see wildflowers, train tracks and trains, the Reedy River and more. Be careful to follow social distancing guidelines.

Local Neighborhoods

While neighborhoods may not seem like the most spectacular place for a walk, it’s definitely better than staying home. Many neighborhoods have great sidewalks perfect for long walks, so this option shouldn’t be overlooked.  You can enjoy a walk with your family and pet, what could be more enjoyable?

Community Gardens

A great place for a walk would be community gardens and still open nature trails. Local gardens like Hatcher Gardens have winding paths, towering trees and beautiful foliage. Just be sure to follow local ordinances.

Scenic Parks

While many local parks have closed playgrounds, most sidewalks and public green spaces in the parks are still open. These would also be a good place to go for a walk with your dog. Parks like Greer City Park and Legacy Park have ponds, fish and fountains, plus sidewalks.

I’m sure that you and your four legged friend would woof these picks.

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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