Living in Greater Augusta is very rewarding for pet lovers. Our area boasts numerous parks, hiking trails, restaurants and businesses for pets and their humans to socialize. From the horses of Aiken to the bird dogs of Waynesboro, we love our animals. Here are a few places we have found that are perfect for spending time with your best friend.
In Aiken, sit outside and enjoy a pint at the Aiken Brew Pub or hitch up your horse outside the Pizza Joint.
In Downtown Augusta, eat with your pet outside on a nice day at Nacho Mama’s, Whiskey Bar Kitchen, the Bees Knees, Mellow Mushroom or the Pizza Joint. Stillwater Tap Room and Metro are dog friendly inside and out. Walking your dog around Broad Street is a fun experience, just remember to clean up after them. On Saturdays, attend the Augusta Market on Riverwalk at 8th Street with your pet. It is an open air market with food, plants, great gifts and produce. You’ll love the casual atmosphere.
Shopping with your pet is welcomed at downtown’s Broad Street Barkery, Artsy Me, and Gallery on the Row. Uptown offers the opportunity to take your pet into Garden City Pet Store, Home Depot, Lowes, Tractor Supply and Cabllas.
Finally, there are a few great parks for you to share with your animal and even a few Dog Parks where you can let your dog run free. Great places to walk your pet on a leash are the Canal Trail (either from the downtown or Columbia County entrances), the Greeneway and Riverfront Park in North Augusta, Lake Olmstead, and Riverwalk in Augusta. Pendleton King Park has a dog park that you can utilize, as well as Evans Towne Center Park. It’s fun to visit even if you don’t have a dog. They are so much fun to watch running, playing and being free. Check out our Dog Park Map at TheNewcomersGuide.com.
Hopefully, we have given you a few good ideas to start to get out with your pet. If you have any additions to our list, please email us and let us know [email protected], we may be able to include them on our next edition. Until then, have a joyful time with your sidekick, we’ll see you at the dog park!