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Parks And Walking Trails

December 17, 2020 | Posted By: [email protected]

Here in Lexington, there are plenty of outdoor places for you to venture and explore.

Virginia Hylton Park is the star of the Lexington town park system, used by families since 1991 as a place to play, walk, and gather for events
and concerts. The six acre park includes spaces that are heavily wooded, offering plenty of shade for those hot summer afternoons and park bench seating
for moms taking the kids out to the playground.

There is also a special needs playground to make it an accessible park for all children. An upcoming expansion of the park will add over eight acres with
features including game space for teens, additional trails, gathering spaces and seating throughout.

Even the smaller town parks are worth visiting for a quick outdoor play date. Corley Street Park offers safe playground equipment, a spray pad,
and on-site restrooms; Caractor Park includes a mist fountain, swings, rope climbing, and a playground, and the ground surface is made of safe
rubber paving materials. If you want to take a nice walk in the woods, 14 Mile Creek Trail is a 3,500-foot-long trail bordering 14 Mile Creek
that loops through suburban woods and includes an outdoor learning center.

At the Dreher Shoals Dam at Lake Murray, you’ll find a lakefront park with a swimming area and picnic facilities along with additional parking for
anyone who wants to walk across the dam — it’s a 1.7-mile walk each way, so the round trip will net you nearly 3.5 miles. Just on the other side
is Saluda Shoals Park with canoeing and kayaking as well as picnic facilities, events, and more.

In West Columbia and Cayce, take in the view of the rivers by walking the Riverwalk, a path that borders the Congaree River and pass through the Riverwalk Ampitheater where the weekly live concerts are hosted in the spring and fall. For a forest hiking experience that’s still close by, The Nature Conservancy’s Peachtree Rock Preserve in Lexington County between Red Bank and Swansea on Highway 6 offers miles of trails and some unique geology, plant life, and even a waterfall.

Whether you want to get out for a day, an afternoon, or long enough to work some energy off of the kids after being cooped up in the house, these parks
and trails should give plenty of options for being outside all year long.

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