Wednesday, August 23, 2023 8:00 by Rocket and Booster


Day 1: Out and About in Fort Mill


Outdoor Activities at Anne Springs Close Greenway

2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715

We started our day off bright and early for a hike along The Anne Springs Close Greenway's Blue Star Trail - the swinging bridge is a must-go and makes for a great photo op with your pup! Post-hike, we rented a couple of kayaks to cool off on Lake Haigler (reservations required ahead of time!) Rocket & Booster hopped in like naturals and enjoyed riding co-captain! After an hour on the water, we dried off and headed to the Greenway Gateway Canteen for lunch. The Domtar Forest Porch is our favorite spot! There is plenty of shade to keep the pups cool and hang out with their favorite chew toy!

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Drinks at Amor Artis Brewing

204 Main Street #101, Fort Mill, SC 29715

Enjoy some beverages at Amor Artis! Don’t forget to get your YoCo Brew Trail Passport stamped and hang out upstairs on their Mega Deck!

dog & beer


Whether you’re visiting or looking for a staycation, discover this list of York County’s Pet-Friendly Hotels!


Day 2: Dog-Friendly Adventures Around Rock Hill and York


Breakfast at The Mercantile

153 E White Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730

On day 2 of our Dog-Friendly Weekend, we started with breakfast at the Mercantile! Grab a Jackass Cafe + Deli latte and shop around with your pup! Hungry as well? We enjoyed Bacon, Egg, and Cheeses on Croissants and the Cuke & Tomato (with chive cream cheese) on an everything bagel!

dog @ the mercantile


Sightseeing Around Fountain Park

Fountain Park was a must-visit after breakfast! It has so many cool, iconic murals and features that make for great photo ops. You can also grab a spot on the grassy area to hang out with your pup!

Grab a Beer and Check in on the YoCo Brew Trail

274 Columbia Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Before continuing our epic doggo adventure, we stopped by Slow Play Brewing for beers and a stamp on our Brew Trail Passport! If you’re hungry, check out the on-site food truck at Slow Play: Cibi Cibi! We recommend the hot fried chicken sando and the nachos! Bonus: ask the bartenders about the dog-friendly ice cream! Looking to continue your beer adventure? You can also get your stamp at Rock Hill Brewing Company and Legal Remedy, all within walking distance of downtown Rock Hill.

Brew Trail Passport


Good boy walks on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail

We headed to the Piedmont Medical Center Trail to walk off our Lunch! The perfect linear, paved trail to exercise our high-energy Aussie pups. The pups enjoyed a “sniffari” walk on this shaded trail along the Catawba River!


Picking Out New Treats at Dog Bites, Munchery, and More

596 Herrons Ferry Rd., Suite 102, Rock Hill, SC 29730

After our trail visit, we headed to Dog Bites Munchery to get more goodies for Rocket & Booster! They had the best time smelling everything and picking out a new squeaky toy!

dog bites

Re-fueling at Tony’s Cantina

652 Herrons Ferry Rd., Suite 109, Rock Hill, 29730 

Our shopping trip wouldn’t be complete without lunch, and Tony’s Cantina was the perfect spot to grab some drinks and tacos! Rocket and Booster enjoyed the downtime to get started on their new chew toys, and the Quesabirria Tacos and Chimichangas were amazing!


Alternatively, Stop By Grapevine at Riverwalk

829 Terrace Park Suite 104, Rock Hill, SC 29730

If you’re looking for a lighter option, Grapevine at Riverwalk offers a relaxing atmosphere, making it the perfect spot to unwind and cool off from the Summer heat!


Cap the Weekend off in York with Treats for You and Your BFF (Best Furry Friend) 

24 N. Congress Street, York, SC 29745

Dogma and Fetch (located in York) offers a wide selection of pet goods! Anything from dog toys, treats, pet theme seasonal decor, regular home decor, and pet bath/grooming supplies can be found here! We stopped in to grab Rocket & Booster a chew and toy before heading over to our main activity of the day at Windy Hill Orchard!