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.
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!
As part of my farewell to South Carolina, I’m posting pics from our time here. One of our favorite pastimes, anywhere we go, is strolling around the local zoo. Greenville did not disappoint in that regard. It might not be the largest zoo we’ve ever seen, but it is a lovely place to wander around!
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.
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!