Greenville has some wonderful parks and Pleasant Ridge Park in northern Greenville has to be one of the best! This 240 acre park was built in the 1940’s to help attract tourists to visit the Upstate. It’s still serving that original purpose as well as providing a great place for local dog lovers to bring their pets for a fun, fall afternoon romp!
Pleasant Ridge features a really nice trail that meanders through the woods, follows a stream and passes by a small waterfall. There’s also a 4 acre lake that’s perfect for fishing and picnic shelters you can rent if you bring a crowd. As a bonus, Pleasant Ridge is usually one of Greenville’s least crowded parks, so it’s a solid alternative to Paris Mountain during busy weekends. There’s also no admission fee to county parks, so unlike many nearby state parks Pleasant Ridge is free.
As always, if you chose to hike on a trail, be sure to bring plenty of water for you and your dog. Hiking with a friend or family member is always a great idea. Keep your dog on a leash for their safety when you’re visiting the park. If you go alone, let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to return. Refer to the official park website for the most up-to-date information.