Furman Campus

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OK so maybe Furman isn’t a big name college, and maybe the Palladins don’t come up in sports discussions all that often, but one thing Furman does have going for it, is a lovely campus.

Local residents are known to swing by for a walk around the lake, or on the nature trail, taking in some very scenic views of the campus and the mountains.

Furman Tower and Mountains

Lovely Evening Drive

The Fountains you see as you drive into campus


Koi Pond

And, over the Memorial Day weekend, folks flock to Furman for the Gallabrae, Scottish Games.

All decked out

Falls Park

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Falls with Liberty Bridge

Yup, right smack in the middle of downtown Greenville is Falls Park, home of the Falls of the Reedy River.

Seriously, this is right smack in the middle of downtown, you can sit at a restaurant or coffee shop and watch the waterfall.

Falls of the Reedy River

Oh and there’s also a path that takes you from Falls Park over about a mile to Cleveland Park, where the Greenville Zoo is located. It is part of the longer Swamp Rabbit Trail. So, we would occasionally make a day of it. Spend the morning at the zoo, then hike over to the Falls for some lunch at Fords Oyster House, Nosedive, or some other cool place downtown, maybe ice cream at Kilwyn’s or a cupcake from the Chocolate Moose, then hike on back to the car. This I will definitely miss!

Shelter along the Reedy

Above the Falls

All that is left of the shelter house

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The Wildcat Branch Falls wayside used to be home to a nice shelter house that could be used to get out of the weather, but still out of your car as well. The building is long gone, but the chimney and fireplace still remain. Based on the looks of it, I’d say the fireplace is still a popular place to have a camp fire.

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Wildcat Branch Falls

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The Wildcat Branch Falls area was once a wayside for those traveling along US Highway 11 near Table Rock State Park. After being in the car too long, you could stop here, and wade in the pool at the bottom of these falls, or hike further up to a shelter house. This waterfall is right off the road and requires no hiking at all!

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