Rock Hill SC Great Day Trip

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty
Landsford Canal State Park If you live near Rock Hill SC or around the Charlotte NC Metro area and you would like to take a day trip and see some beautiful sites, here's a suggestion. Landsford Canal in Catawba, SC just outside of Rock Hill, SC and the park is pet friendly. Easy to get to, I-77 to exit 77 and go east for about 15 to 20 minutes and the Landsford Canal entrance is on the left. I am very fortunate to live about 5 minutes from the canal and can go over when I have a little time to kill...and if I can drag my husband away from the house. When we are very adventuresome and I mean very, we will take all 5 of our dogs. Usually we take the 2 young kids which are fairly easy to handle especially when we do not have our ex-racing greyhound with us who walks like a drunk on a leash. The park area is really pretty with an old log cabin, picnic and cookout pit areas, kids playground, trail hiking and fishing. Landsford Canal is the last of a dozen 19th century South Carolina river canals, and has all of its major features intact. Trails follow the canal and the river. This is a good place to see transportation history. It also makes a nice scenic hike for those who prefer flat trails, rather than mountainous ones. Canoe access to the Catawba River is available at a drop off area. If you are VERY LUCKY and I have not been lucky YET you may see the Bald Eagles flying around, halfway down the trail there is a place where you can actually see their's HUGE. A really great time to go is from mid-May to mid-June, you can see the world's largest population of the Rocky Shoals spider lilies here and they are gorgeous! Of course pets are allowed but must be on leash.

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