5 Guided hikes at The Greenway to take this Fall

Have you been out to the Anne Springs Close Greenway? The 2,100 acres of preserved land is incredible and the story behind the preservation is even better.

It’s an easily accessible green space in Fort Mill, for families to introduce hiking to their children or take a more strenuous hike for yourself! It’s so hard to know which trail is best for you, that’s why the Greenway has set up awesome, approachable guided hike tours that you can take advantage of this fall!

Get to Know the Greenway Tour: 

If you’re new to the area and are just wanting some information or tour of the Greenway without getting your shoes dirty. This is your tour. Take a van tour with the director to learn more about activities, events, venues, and some history.  Tour will leave the Greenway headquarters promptly at 9am and the van tour lasts approximately an hour. There’s only room for 8 people on each trip so make sure and register below.

Register Here

Dates: Oct. 17, Nov. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 8, Dec. 12

Guided Hike from the Nature Center:

If this is your first time out to the Greenway or you are looking to just explore as you hike along, then this is the hike for you! Led by a South Carolina Master Naturalist, this gentle hike will cover approximately two miles and take about one and a half hours. As you hike you will stop along the way to talk about various plants, rocks, wildlife, or any interesting things you see! Exploring the Greenway hikes are offered twice a month throughout the year. No registration is required so come and enjoy a Greenway exploration! Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Dates: Nov. 10, Nov. 17

Guided Hike from the Complex Trailhead:

If this is your first time out to the Greenway or you are looking to just explore as you hike along, then this is the hike for you! Led by a South Carolina Master Naturalist, this gentle hike will cover approximately two miles and take about one and a half hours. As you hike you will stop along the way to talk about various plants, rocks, wildlife, or any interesting things you see! Exploring the Greenway hikes are offered twice a month throughout the year. No registration is required so come and enjoy a Greenway exploration! Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Dates: Oct. 13, Oct. 20

Guided Hike from the Rush Pavilion:

If this is your first time out to the Greenway or you are looking to just explore as you hike along, then this is the hike for you! Led by a South Carolina Master Naturalist, this gentle hike will cover approximately two miles and take about one and a half hours. As you hike you will stop along the way to talk about various plants, rocks, wildlife, or any interesting things you see! Exploring the Greenway hikes are offered twice a month throughout the year. No registration is required so come and enjoy a Greenway exploration! Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Dates: Dec. 8, Dec. 15

Intro to Trails:

Have you been trying to get out on the Greenway trails but not sure where to start? Let us guide you through various sections of our 40+ miles of trails! Intro to Trails hikes are designed to show you different trails on the Greenway, teach you how to read the trail signs and maps, and give you more information about the Greenway. Hike times, distances, and locations will vary for each hike. Due to uneven ground covered in roots and rocks we do not recommend strollers, however we do encourage family participation. We just ask that participants check the mileage of the hike and make sure it is suitable for their family’s needs.

Dates: Nov. 25, Dec. 23

To get a full list of all Greenway events, click here.


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