Get Outside and Get Going! Great Places to Explore the Upstate Outdoors

To put it mildly, it’s been a difficult spring. And even now as life is slowly returning to a new normal, you may still be a bit hesitate to resume many of the activities you once enjoyed. But one of the perks of living in the South Carolina upstate is our plethora of outdoor activities, where for the most part it’s easy to practice social distancing. Ready to get outside and get going? Just keep reading!

  • Want to get away from it all for a weekend but don’t feel warm and fuzzy about staying in a hotel yet? Why not consider camping? Don’t have tents or sleeping bags? No worries! You can pretty much order everything you need online and have it all delivered right to your front door. Many outdoor retailers even offer online chat services to help with major decisions including tent size, cooking equipment and camp toiletries. Sounds interesting but not sure where to explore first? We’ve got you covered with this list of local campsites complete with their specific outdoor offerings. 
  • Not a “spend the night in the great outdoors” person? We get it. There are still plenty of other fun things basically right in your own backyard. Take for example: hiking. Six miles from the heart of downtown Greenville, Paris Mountain State Park is a huge upstate draw with its 15 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to whoa! that was tough. Table Rock State Park is a must for those seeking to commune with nature with numerous waterfalls, outstanding views of Table Rock Mountain and over 3,000 pristine acres all protected by the South Carolina Heritage Land Trust. 
  • While the Upstate is home to George Hincapie and his professional cycling events, you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy a family friendly ride. Definitely the best for family fun is the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 22 mile greenway gently winding from Travelers Rest to downtown Greenville. Looking for something a bit shorter? The Doodle Trail is 7.5 miles and connects Easley and Pickens. In Spartanburg the Mary Black Rail Trail is an easy 2 mile ride located just south of downtown Spartanburg. 

Currently all Upstate parks and playgrounds are open including county parks, waterparks, disc golf courses and basketball and tennis courts. Just remember while having fun to practice social distancing, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, wear a mask if necessary and if you’re feeling ill stay home and call your doctor. 

For all your Upstate real estate service needs please connect with Carolina RES today. Call 864-242-1099 to schedule an appointment or for additional information on the services we provide. And as always, our staff follows all CDC prescribed Covid-19 safety precautions.