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Mountain Lake Spillway
This is the water spillway over the Mountain Lake dam on Paris Mountain.
Mountain Lake Waterworks
This stone house was built below the Mountain Lake dam to house the valve mechanism used to release and pressurize water into the pipeline that led to Greenville. This system was in use from 1890 to 1916, but the valve is no longer functional.
Mountain Lake is located in Paris Mountain State Park, just 15 minutes north of the city of Greenville. This man-made lake used to serve as part of the water supply for Greenville from 1890 to 1916. The access trail from the nearest parking lot to the edge of this lake is also handicap-friendly, although I […]
Paris Mountain Trail Work Day
After a cold start to the new year, last Saturday felt more like spring. It was perfect for a trail work day at Paris Mountain. The goal of the trail work was to construct a new trail up the steepest part of the mountain which could be ridden on a bicycle – thus giving […]
Hint of Fall at Paris Mountain
The weather has been ideal for hiking and that’s exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday this past weekend. Greenville is very lucky to have Paris Mountain so close by. The entrance fee is inexpensive and it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon hiking, biking or enjoying the scenery over a picnic. […]
Blooming Tree Row
As you’re driving up 276 towards Travelers Rest (right where 25 crosses over), look off to the right to see this row of white blooming trees with Paris Mountain as a backdrop.
Some fall foliage on Main Street near the Starbucks / Michelin on Main store.
The sun highlights the trees on Washington Street as the leaves are just beginning to change color.
Swamp Rabbit Trail in fall
Here are some views of fall foliage along the Swamp Rabbit Trail north of Greenville between Furman University and Travelers Rest. This trail makes a very pleasant daytime run or bicycle trip between Greenville and Travelers Rest.
Fall colors ablaze
The sunrise illuminated these changing leaves in the Lake Conestee Nature Park. There was also a view through the trees in the park near a trail entrance that also looked like leaves on fire: