Spend the day outside -- Anne Springs Close Greenway
Do you ever have days where you want to escape the city for the day but never know quite where to go? What if I told you that you could enjoy nature and numerous activities without traveling very far at all?
Just minutes outside of Charlotte city’s limits is Anne Springs Close Greenway: a 2,100-acre nature preserve located in Fort Mill, SC. Not only is Anne Springs Close Greenway a beautiful destination, but it offers educational and recreational activities to bring people together to enjoy and learn more about its history and natural resources.
Anne Springs Close Greenway is surrounded by beautiful forests and bodies of water. Whether you like to hike, bike, run trails, kayak, ride horses or simply relax in nature, there are several activities and resting spots across the preserve. Throughout the year, you can also check the calendar for seasonal events, such as Sunset Yoga, Twilight Kayaking and clinics used to introduce people to various outdoor activities.
Feeling hungry after a long day of hiking or kayaking? You’re in luck. Inside the preserve is a dining space called The Gateway Canteen, which serves different salads, sandwiches, small bites and beer & wine. Currently, due to the COVID-19 climate, its staff is adhering to all CDC and SCDHEC guidelines and is only open for outdoor patio seating.
Since Anne Springs Close Greenway is a non-profit organization, it relies on memberships, program fees and donations for daily maintenance costs. To enter, day passes are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12. However, if you plan to visit more than once, becoming a member would be worthwhile. The membership fees are only $5 per month or $60 for the year for individuals and only $10 per month or $120 for the year for families.
Anne Springs Close Greenway is definitely a place worth visiting. To learn more about the preserve, and what you can expect upon your visit, head to the preserve’s website. Or if you'd like to live close by the greenway check out these listings!
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