Parks, botanical gardens, walks, beautiful rivers are some proposals to enjoy the best natural landscapes of Lexington SC and be amused by these natural places in their pure state.
If there’s something charming about Lexington SC, it has to be the amazing natural environment. Discover the beauty of its landscapes, through the following selection of the best places for Nature Enthusiasts.
1) Dreher Shoals Dam Walk
Views at this walk are surprisingly very nice and it’s usually not a problem to find a place to park. Perfect for sprinting or walking. On busy hours you can find a lot of people using the walkway. If you go there right at sunset, you can capture some spectacular sunset pictures!
2) Virginia Hylton Park
Excellent park for a relaxing walk. There are slides, swings, picnic tables and lots of shade at this little gem of a park. A really nice wooded place. Sit and soak up a little nature or catch up on your reading! There is a little walking trail as well that we recommend.
3) Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve
If you’re looking for something to do with your family but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, this is a fun place. You can hike down to the stream and take a blanket, your lunch and have a picnic. Children love splashing in the stream and climbing the trees. It’s a fun way to get them out of the house without spending any money.
4) Saluda Shoals Park
Great place for meetings, recreation, holiday fun! There is plenty of paved trails along the river for walking, jogging, bringing the dog and bike riding. The park is very well maintained and there are lots of recreational activities as well. It’s a treasure on the river!
5) Gibson Pond Park
Nice very modern park. It is family friendly and a peaceful setting, you could also reserve the larger area for special events which has/had a very nice grilling and serving area, good bathrooms and several pavilions that can be reserved. We recommend visiting it.
6) Corley park
This is a small park with a lot of nice features. Has a swingset, 2 covered picnic shelters, bathrooms, slides and play equipment, sandbox, splash area, Confederate memorial, security callbox with cameras.
7) Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Although it is not exactly at Lexington, this Zoo deserves a visit. The exhibits are well done and very entertaining. Go when you can spend most of the day here. Kids of all ages will like this zoo. It can get pretty hot in the summer, so cloudy or cool days would be more ideal. Sidewalks throughout for those in wheelchairs.