Posts tagged ‘Swamp Rabbit Trail’

Photo by Craig Sollman

The Whistle Stop at American Cafe

The Whistle Stop at American Cafe opened up last fall in Travelers Rest, SC, just up the Swamp Rabbit trail from Greenville. The original restaurant located here was the American Cafe, purchased by Troy Styles back in 1945. The building sat unused since 2009, when the restaurant closed after 64 years. Troys granddaughter, Vickie Hawkins, purchased the building from surviving family and did a complete makeover on it complete with a replica of a vintage steam engine in the parking lot. The restaurant is currently open for lunch Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm. Dinner hours are planned to start Monday, January 27th and the rooftop dining will follow as the weather warms up. The Caboose Express is an outdoor pickup window that will let trail goers pick up a quick bite that they can take up on the roof to enjoy views of both the Swamp Rabbit Trail and downtown Travelers Rest.

Photo by Craig Sollman

Photo by Craig Sollman

Photo by Craig Sollman

Photo by Craig Sollman

Photo by Craig Sollman

Photo by Craig Sollman

Trail Maintenance

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The Swamp Rabbit Trail is well maintained by the park and recreation departments. But some trail users also pick up trash that would otherwise spoil the view of nature. This sign makes it clear that the trash thrown into the trees last week did not disappear and decompose on its own!

Theme Day – Pedestrians Crossing

This pedestrian crossing connects the northern Swamp Rabbit Trail to Riverplace and downtown.   It is very busy at times as shown here.   It is also dangerous when there is heavy vehicle traffic because the view between pedestrians and cars can be blocked by traffic in the other lane.   The good news is that a new River Street underpass has been approved in the budget for construction within the next year.

This is theme day in the City Daily Photo community, where City Daily Photo blogs all over the world may choose to post an April theme entry.   See other examples of  pedestrians crossing from all over the world.   I bent the rules here because there are no actual pedestrians in this photo – just some pedal-destrians!