Hike This Ancient Forest In South Carolina That’s Home To 500-Year-Old Trees
South Carolina’s most famous tree – called the Angel Oak – is located just outside of Charleston and it receives hundreds (sometimes thousands!) of visitors each day. Angel Oak is thought to be anywhere from 300-400 years old. But there’s an ancient forest in the midlands with trees that are more than 500 years old. And a walk through this magical forest is like walking through a storybook.
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Congaree National Park is open 24 hours a day and offers hiking, canoeing, kayaking, camping (primitive and backcountry), and general opportunities to gawk at some of the largest and oldest trees in America. The park is open 365 days a year; however, the visitor’s center is closed on national holidays. Admission is free. Learn more on the official website for the National Park Service.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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