It was difficult to choose just one item, but the thing I would miss most about Greenville would be the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Being well maintained and patrolled it’s great for walking, running, and biking. There’s a variety of terrain – from the flat converted rail bed to the rolling hills of the Conestee area. It ranges from the urban environment in Greenville to the deep nature of Lake Conestee Nature Park which includes over 1800 feet of boardwalk. There’s a great choice of dining along the trail in the city of Greenville or Travelers Rest. I’ve been able to mix regular trail activities into my overall fitness program to maintain interest.
Other items that I would miss but I couldn’t match a good photo would be friends, the pedestrian-friendly tree lined streets of downtown Greenville, the fantastic selection of restaurants, and the view of Falls Park from the Liberty suspension bridge.
The hills of Conestee
One of the nature boardwalks over the wetlands of Lake Conestee Nature park.
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May is Bicycle Month, and these cyclists are making the most of the good weather on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. This curved wooden bridge may be removed in the future when the trail is re-routed to make use of a nearby railroad crossing signal.
The Travelers Rest Farmers Market kicked off with great success on Saturday in its new home at Trailblazer Park. Rain threatened the day and sprinkled on and off, but didn’t dampen the mood of some good market shopping. Strawberries were popular and were the best I’ve had. Check our their webpage or you can ‘like’ them on facebook. Open from 9 am to noon on Saturdays, its right off the Swamp Rabbit Trail, so bring your bicycle basket!
Last night was the opening night of Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, just off the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The Malpass Brothers were the first of many performances planned at the amphitheater this summer. There will be a free performance every Saturday through September and then there will be movie nights in the month of October. Check out www.trailblazerpark.com for a complete event listing. Also, don’t miss the opening celebration of the Farmers Market at the new pavilion here next Saturday, May 10th from 9am – noon.