Things To Do in South Carolina

South Carolina Spotlights

Paris Mountain State Park

Paris Mountain State ParkLocated in Greenville. You can enjoy fishing in Lake Placid or Reservoir #3 for bass, bream and catfish. You can rent canoes, kayaks or pedal boats in the park but private boats are not allowed. Swimming is permitted in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty. Other activities include bird watching, geocaching, biking, picnicking and there is a playground. There are 15 miles of hiking/biking trails in the park but bikes are not allowed on the trails on Saturdays.

Congaree National Park

Congaree National ParkLocated about 25 minutes from downtown Columbia. The park is best seen on the water. There are a limited number of free, ranger-guided canoe tours available each year. Park rangers and volunteers conduct guided programs throughout the year on topics such as a 6-mile off trail hike to some of the largest trees at Congaree, birding programs, a night hike to explore the world of owls and special programs just for kids. There are no entrance fees at this park. Activities here include hiking, fishing, picnicking, primitive camping, bird watching and nature study. Hiking trails range from under 1 mile to just over 11 miles.