Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to get outside before that summer sun chases you back indoors. If you’re itching for a fun trip to the mountains outside of Greenville with your pup we have a trip for you! About 45 minutes from downtown Greenville lies the Carl Sandburg home right outside of Flat Rock, NC.
Carl Sandburg was a famous American poet whose home and 245 acre estate is now managed by the US Park Service. Admission to the home is $10 for an interesting and informative tour. But access to the 5 miles or so of trails that surround the house is free.
Trails of varying intensity leave from the right hand side of the home. A helpful trail map guides you to find a trail that fits what you and your dog are after. From a heart-pumping walk to the top of Glassy Mountain for a scenic view out into the valley below to a leisurely wander through the woods, there’s a trail there for you!
So lace on your hiking boots, grab the leash, and pile you and your pup into the car for a fun day out just minutes from Greenville!