Posts tagged ‘Swamp Rabbit Trail’

The Runner

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The sculpture The Runner by Kathleen King along the Swamp Rabbit trail was officially dedicated last week. Runners regularly run past the sculpture “like the wind” down the trail.

There is an accompanying trailside marker that remembers Greenville Track Club member Darrell Jennewine, along with a bronzed pair of his last running shoes.

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“The Runner” sculpture-lovingly dubbed “Ethyl” by her creators-celebrates the love of running. Origins of the name relate to “of the air” and running “like the wind.”
It is dedicated to the memory of Darrell Jennewine of the Greenville Track Club for his many contributions to the Greenville and Upstate running community. His last pair of running shoes are here under the bench. He as an “A+” for all of us who love running!

GREENVILLE TRACK CLUB

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

A giant bicycle on the roof symbolizes the growth of the “Swamp Rabbit Green” complex at Cedar Road and the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The cafe and grocery got a kickstart from trail users, but now the grocery also serves those who drive in for local and organic produce. The cafe is a favorite walking destination from Greenville for morning coffee or scone.

The entire facility also houses

  • Greenville Fitness and Rehab
  • Boyd Cycling
  • Greenville Cycling & Multi-Sport
  • Camillian Salon
  • SRT Bike Shop

Which is quite a change from an empty industrial facility of 7 years ago.

Theme day: What I Would Miss Most About Greenville

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

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

The hills of Conestee

One of the nature boardwalks over the wetlands of Lake Conestee Nature park.

One of the nature boardwalks over the wetlands of Lake Conestee Nature park.

This is theme day in the City Daily Photo community, where City Daily Photo blogs all over the world may choose to post a January theme entry. See other interpretations of the theme “What Would You Miss?” from all over the world.