Falls Park on the Reedy River
& The Swamp Rabbit Trail
Situated in downtown Greenville’s exciting West End, this urban oasis serves as the backdrop for Greenville’s many art and music festivals. The park features Liberty Bridge, a brilliantly designed suspension bridge offering visitors a view of the cascading Reedy River. The beautifully landscaped pathways invite leisurely strolls, jogging and cycling.
Falls Park also serves as a connecting point for the 20 mile long Swamp Rabbit Trail. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a multiuse trail built on the site of an old railway between Greenville and Traveler’s Rest. There are several places along the trail for bike rentals.
No matter which path you choose, you will find other indoor and outdoor activities, shopping and dining along the way.
A to Z, Art to Zoos, there are plenty of family friendly activities to captivate children of all ages. Enjoy a treasure hunt for art in the public spaces of downtown, including the adorable Mice on Main. There are nine bronze mice sculptures along Main, each with their own unique personality. Visit the website to print clues. Don’t miss other works of art in the area while you are searching for these cute creatures.
Real life creatures can be found at the Greenville Zoo. The zoo is small but has a large variety of animals, making it ideal for small children. When you’ve seen all the animals in action at the zoo, stop by the large playground at Cleveland Park, next door, and let your little ones show you their antics.
Young historians will enjoy the Upstate History Museum’s interactive exhibits, and future aviators will want to visit the Greenville Downtown Airport Park to watch planes take off and land. By the way, this hidden gem is walking distance from the Phoenix Inn.
Breathtaking views are abundant in any season near Greenville. Paris Mountain State Park is a short 16-minute drive from the Phoenix Inn. Paris Mountain offers hiking, picnicking and swimming, plus canoe and kayak rental for those who want to view nature from the water. Caesars Head State Park is a 33-mile scenic drive from the inn. On a clear day you can see three states from the easily accessible overlook at Caesars Head. For the slightly more adventurous, a two-mile hike will take you to the suspension bridge where you can view the spectacular 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls. Tip: Bring an extra layer, as it can get cold in the mountains even in warmer weather.