South Carolina February 13, 2017
Escape To These 10 Hidden Oases In South Carolina To Find Peace And Quiet
We all need a break once in a while; a place to escape and turn off the world around us. South Carolina has many places to turn for a little quiet time, even in the big cities. Here are ten of our faves:
1. Paris Mountain State Park - Greenville
Beautiful Lake Placid is a quiet water haven located right inside this state park near Greenville. Sit quietly beside the lake and reflect or take an easy stroll on the .75 mile loop around this oasis. Located at 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609.
2. Columbia Riverfront Park and Historic Columbia Canal - Columbia
Discover this hidden oasis hiding in plain sight in the Capital City. The
Columbia Riverfront Park and Historic Columbia Canal
winds all the way from Laurel Street to the plaza in front of EdVenture Museum. You're sure to find a quiet spot to reflect in this urban sanctuary.
3. Vereen Gardens - North Myrtle Beach
An Horry County secret botanical paradise, Vereen Memorial Gardens offers 115 acres of trails, coastal forest, tidal marsh boardwalks and views that go on forever. Find it at 2250 SC-179, Little River, SC 29566.
4. Table Rock State Park - Pickens
Most photos you'll see of this lake are from the TOP of Table Rock which is a 3.5 mile hike. But, you don't have to huff it up to the top to get a stunning view of this oasis. It's available year round from right beside the Nature Center. Located at 158 E Ellison Ln, Pickens, SC 29671.
5. Goodale State Park - Camden
Swamped Cypress trees make this one-of-a-kind natural wonder a picture-perfect place to get away from it all right outside the city. Located at 650 Park Road, Camden, SC 29020.
6. Hopeland Gardens - Aiken
Tucked away in a town in the Palmetto State that's so
is a park with oak canopys, lush landscaping, walkways and quiet spots where you can relax and regroup. It's called Hopeland Gardens and you'll find it at 135 Dupree Pl, Aiken, SC 29801.
7. Chau Ram County Park - Westminster
Pull into this county park in the upstate and you'll be able to see this gorgeous waterfall from your car. But if you decide to get out and explore, then Chau Ram County Park has plenty of trails and water features to discover. It even has a campground, if you're into that sort of thing. Located at 1220 Chau Ram Park Rd, Westminster, SC 29693.
8. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park - Mount Pleasant
A photographer's paradise, this well-traveled oasis in Mt. Pleasant has plenty of room for you to find your own quiet spot to reflect and watch that perfect sunset. Palm trees and the famous Ravenel Bridge, a.k.a. The Rav, will make your photos even more Lowcountry-esque! Located at 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.
9. Lake Conestee Nature Park - Greenville
Only six miles south of the City of Greenville is a natural paradise of 400 acres along the Reedy River. Lake Conestee Nature Park is an outdoor lover's secret paradise. Discover it for yourself at 840, Mauldin Rd, Greenville, SC 29605.
10. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park - Beaufort
Beaufort's waterfront jewel is a mesmerizing and relaxing spot to absorb some rays in the winter and a nice breeze in the summer. Find it right behind Beaufort's famous Bay Street.
Where’s your “go-to” spot to get away from it all for a few hours in the Palmetto State? We’d love to know in our comments.
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