THE BEST 7 PARKS TO WORKOUT IN GREENVILLE

One of the main concerns we have these days is setting aside time for our health and well-being. The thought of exercising or simply creating time to do so can seem impossible, especially when resources are not readily available. The city of Greenville, developed with an innovative mentality, has taken these worries into account. Greenville focuses heavily on the happiness and health of its residents. The city offers a range of activities for all ages; many of which advocate exercise and outdoor activities. By incorporating the natural beauties in the area like the Reedy River and Blue Ridge Mountains, the city has flourished in its ability to promote fitness through hiking, kayaking, biking, yoga and more! Whether you’re looking to boost your exercise routine or help get the family active, Greenville has something for everyone. Below is a short list of some of the activities you can participate in while in the charming city!  

1. Swamp Rabbit Trail

The Swamp Rabbit Trail, which connects Travelers Rest to the City of Greenville, is a go to for anyone looking for a place to run, walk or bike. This 22 mile trail has something for everyone and also offers a multitude of shops and stops along the way. Whether you’re planning a family outing or a bit of solo time, with several restaurants, bars, and art installments there is truly something for everyone.

2. Falls Park on the Reedy (601 S Main St, Greenville,SC) 

Named as a “Top U.S. Park” this river side oasis provides a perfect spot to take a stroll with your four-legged friend or bring your yoga mat and enjoy the sounds of the falls. A variety of restaurants, located on S Main St., run along the park and will surely satisfy any appetite.

3. Greenville B-Cycle 

For those looking for a convenient and fun way to see the city, Greenville B-Cycle is the way to go. With six stations located around the city, you can hop on and get to your destination in no time. Pair this with the Mice on Main and get the whole family up and active.  

4. Caesars Head  (8155 Greer Hwy, Cleveland, SC) 

IIf hiking trails are your speed, check out Caesars Head state park. An inexpensive trip with great return. Spend a few hours enjoying the beautiful outdoors with equally magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Drive up to the park where you’ll find a ranger station and shop, restrooms and seating; a perfect area to picnic after a day on the trails.

5. Paris Mountain (2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC)

Boasting 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, Paris Mountain state park is a bustling staple of SC. Paris Mountain is truly a place for all things outdoors; hiking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, you name it! With an array of activities this park has something for everyone.

6. Cleveland Park (Cleveland Park Dr & East Washington, Greenville, SC) 

Cleveland Park is the largest park in Greenville, SC. 122-acres of land running along the Reedy River. Located just outside of downtown, this park is a convenient place to run, workout, or play a few games of tennis/volleyball/softball. For those looking for a challenge, this park has a fitness trail with workout stations to help you break a sweat. This park is also the home of the Greenville Zoo and an entry point to the popular Swamp Rabbit Trail.

 7. Lake Conestee (840 Mauldin Rd, Greenville, SC)

If a calming outing is what you’re looking for Lake Conestee is the place to go. Located approximately six miles south of downtown this nature preserve is one that shouldn’t be missed. The 14 miles of trails make it a great place to bird watch and explore nature. An excellent place for those looking to escape the rush of the city to recoup.

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