These Mimosas are now in bloom by the Swamp Rabbit Trail – this one is located near the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery and across from the Parker Fire Department practice grounds.
In the middle of the day on the trail, it’s time to stop for lunch at the Cafe at Williams Hardware in Travelers Rest, as have all the owners of these parked bikes.
The trailside entrance to Furman University from the Swamp Rabbit Trail has been completely rebuilt with the Furman logo created in brick work.
The heavy scent of Wisteria has enveloped several sections of the Swamp Rabbit Trail as they reach full bloom. This is one group of blooms along the CSX rail transfer facility.
A few more shots of last week’s snow on the trail. There may be a bit more snow and ice today, but should all melt by evening when it warms up again.
A group of Team Read, White & Blue works out next to Reedy View Drive by the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Team RWB consists of ” local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity that include weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participation in local races.” GO TEAM!
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.
“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
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.
A mural created by the Blank Canvas Mural Company brightens the wall next to the Swamp Rabbit Trail near the center of Travelers Rest. The best place to view the mural is from the trail.
This storm water retention pond along the Swamp Rabbit Trail was exercised well this week during the heavy rains. The educational trail board gives some background information and shows some of the wildlife that benefit from the wetland.