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Greenwood Offers Plenty of Opportunities for Outdoor Fun

Perry Baker Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.
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One of the highlights of the area is the 11,000-acre Lake Greenwood, offering great boating and fishing opportunities, particularly for bass and crappie. A popular place to access the fish-filled reservoir is Lake Greenwood State Park, where you'll find a fishing pier and boat ramps. One of 16 state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, it also plays host each June to the South Carolina Festival of Flowers Triathlon.

If you prefer kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding, head to Lake Greenwood’s Canoe and Blueway Trail. Interpretive signs along the route recount the rich history of Lake Greenwood. The area also offers lots of trails for hiking and biking.

Traveling with your golf clubs? Play a round at The Links at Stoney Point, home of the premier event on the LPGA Symetra Tour. This 18-hole course was designed by Tom Jackson, whose innovative layouts have been influenced by Robert Trent Jones and George Cobb.

While visiting Greenwood, be sure to stop by Ninety Six National Historic Site to hear the story of Colonial settlers who remained loyal to Great Britain during the American Revolution. In 1780, the Red Coats fortified the village with a star-shaped fort built of earthen embankments. A year later, the Star Fort was the scene of a failed 28-day siege led by the Continental Army. A one-mile interpretive loop trail takes you past the remains of the fort.

Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.