The Swamp Rabbit Trail is almost complete!! What the heck is that?
Every once in a while you'll tool through a small town in the south that really looks like it's sprouting new shoots and ready to bloom. After living in Travelers Rest, SC just north of Greenville for nearly 6 years..that is exactly what is happening. The economy has been slow but the businesses are coming. The locals are slow to change but realize that the change is coming too. When you get on your bike in TR (as we call it) and know that you can travel miles, unbothered by traffic and surrounded by woods, lovely Furman University and the growing burb of Travelers Rest! Check out my journal entry a few days ago.
Wow guys. We did the Swamp Rabbit Trail this morning by bike. The redo looks fantastic! The work is still in progress....landscaping being finished, but overall, it is looking great.
While walking down the street, along with two different cycling teams passing us, a vintage BMW driving club came motoring down the street several cars long. Lots of people using the New Trail as well as the redone sidewalks even with the current cool temps.
Went in Williams Hardware and if you haven't been, you HAVE to go. Like a mini, upscale version of The Mast General Store (Google it..it's a staple in the South). Great merchandise and they also have a cafe....open for lunch every day and dinner on weekends. Great food, wine tastings on certain nights, cool place.
I also noticed for the first time how the Swamp Rabbit Trail runs immediately behind so many commercial buildings....watch for some future restaurants with decks on the back....simply step of the greenway and have lunch or a drink.
With the demographics of Furman, Paris Mountain and Mountain Park / Cliffs, watch this area boom.
Oh, also, the last leg of the Swamp Rabbit Trail between downtown and TR is suppose to open this spring with a big kickoff run.
These pictures don't do it justice....go check it out in person....you'll be impressed. From a 5 lane highway to a quaint village area. Impressive.