Dan's Guide to the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

Dan’s Guide to the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System is a multi-use (walking/running/biking) trail that runs through downtown Greenville all the way to Travelers Rest. Since it opened in 2009, the popular trail has grown from 9 miles to 22, and sections are still being added throughout the North District! As the track grows, so does the local business. Breweries, cafés, parks, and shops sprang up along the path, providing Greenville residents with plenty of fun activities!

Longtime resident of Greenville and a fan of getting out and having fun with his family, Dan Hamilton shares some of his favorite stops along the track system. Follow along as Dan walks us down the trail, starting in downtown Greenville and ending at Travelers Rest.

Stops and things to do on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System

Reddy horse riding

If you are keen to explore the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System but don’t have a bike of your own, Reddy horse riding Have you covered! Reedy Rides offer bike rentals 7 days a week and are specifically designed for exploring downtown Greenville and hitting the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The friendly staff at the bike rental company will provide you with a detailed route map, navigation tips, and a few of their favorite stops along the way. Tourist or new to Greenville? Reedy Rides host guided e-bike tours of Greenville, Furman, and Travelers Rest. Check out some great tour options!

Reedy Rides is located on South Richardson Street in downtown Greenville, just a short walk from the Trail.

Now that you’ve figured out your bike rental mode, let’s jump into some other great stops along the track system…

Children’s Park at Linky Stone Park

If you’re starting on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail system near Reedy Rides, the Children’s Park at Linky Stone Park will be one of your first stops! This magical garden is tucked under the bridge in River Falls near Limoncello. Linky Stone Park is small by Greenville standards and is the perfect place for a slow walk, an afternoon reading, or a charming play area for your kids.

Parking is available opposite the garden and can also be accessed from the driveway system.

Linky Stone Park for children

Hampton Station

Hampton Station is a mixed-use space located directly on the boardwalk system in the Water Tower district of Greenville. The space features a variety of entertainment (indoor and outdoor), restaurants and local artists, describing themselves as a “new approach to work, play and relaxation.” Get a bite at white duck taco While your kids play with a cornhole on the lawn, browse the local art while sipping a cup of coffee deserved southor try ax throwing with a group of friends in Ax throwing craft.

Hampton Station has a great lunch on the way to the boardwalk system, or come back to visit on a Friday night with friends and take advantage of all the great activities and food the space has to offer!

Hampton Station is located on Hampton Avenue and is accessible from the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System via a short detour.

Hampton Station

Unity Garden

Unity Park is Greenville’s newest addition to green spaces, and has just completed its first phase in May 2022. The beautiful park features four unique nature-inspired playgrounds, a massive splash pad, expansive green spaces, covered picnic tables, and three pedestrian bridges spanning the Reedy River. Like every other shaded stop here, the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System runs directly through the park and includes additional hiking trails. You will find it right next to Unity Park commonfood court featuring local Methodical Coffee, automatic tacoAnd the baking room, and more. My favorite is OG Burger and fries at Gold, brown and delicious!

History of Unity Park It is unique. Over 100 years in operation, the current Unity Park site was set aside in 1907 by a nationally acclaimed landscape architect commissioned by the city. True to its name, Unity Park honors surrounding communities and celebrates Greenville’s growth through projects such as affordable housing around the park to help combat the growing pressure for improvement. Learn more about Unity Park’s special history.

Unity Garden

Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery

One of Greenville’s most popular attractions is the Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery. Started in 2011 by two Greenville moms who are passionate about produce and community, Swamp Rabbit Cafe has turned an abandoned building into a successful business that helps local farmers thrive. If you are new to the area, this should definitely be one of your first lunch stops.

Since 2011, Swamp Rabbit Café has expanded to include a grocery store, bakery, wholesale food center and an array of local events. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to try out the celebrity steak bread Next time you stop by!

Swamp Rabbit Café is located on Cedar Lane, just a 10-minute walk from Hampton Station. The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System runs right across from the café parking lot, and there’s plenty of space to park your bike and enjoy eating!

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Furman University

Just ten minutes from downtown Greenville, Furman University is South Carolina’s oldest private college, and the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System cuts right through the heart of the university’s beautiful campus.

On your way, be sure to explore the beautiful Foreman Gardens, fountains, and architectural features.

If you are a golf lover, be sure to check it out Scheduling tee time At Foreman Golf Club. The challenging par-72 course has been voted as the #1 public golf course in the Northern District by the South Carolina Golf Rating Committee.

Short Fields Restaurant

When you leave Foreman and continue north, you will enter the town of Travelers Rest. The hill town is home to a variety of unique shops and restaurants including Shortfields. Short Fields It started as a catering company in 2010 before expanding to its two restaurants in Simpsonville and Travelers Rest. Shortfields Travelers Rest is located directly on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System and is the perfect dinner stop after a long day on the trail. From burgers and sandwiches to pizza, wings, and pasta, the restaurant’s extensive menu has something for everyone.

Short Fields

Trailblazer park

To the south of the Travelers Rest is Trailblazer Park, an urban green space perfect for a family break halfway through your bike down the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System. The park has plenty of space for organized sports and welcome shade in the form of a large pavilion and amphitheater. The space is home to a range of events throughout the year including farmers markets, weekly concerts, outdoor movies, and more. You can see a full assortment of 2022 events at Trailblazer Park.

Trailblazer park

Tandem creperie and cafe

Finally, near the north end of Downtown Travelers Rest and Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail System, you’ll find Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse. Tandem has been serving delicious crepes and coffee at Travelers Rest since 2014. My favorite crepe (and one of the most popular in the store) is the delicious Lumberjack, but there are plenty of sweet and savory crepes to choose from depending on your taste. If you are looking to start your day in full swing, Tandem is the place for you! Fuel up the swamp bunny tour (or maybe treat yourself to a post-walk bonus) – and don’t forget to take a picture next to the shop’s famous yellow bus!

These are just a few of my favorite stops on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, but there is much, much more to explore. So grab your bike or running shoes and hit the road; You never know what you and your family will discover!

Along creperie

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