Sweat it out(doors) for the last of Summer 🚴

Bridge over river
Photo by @rebecca_kandora
Bridge over river
Photo by @rebecca_kandora

Summer’s almost over (we can already taste the Pumpkin Spice) – but it’s not over yet. Here’s where to take a hike – and where to gear up for one – while there’s still greenery in the trees.


🌲 Harbison State Forest | 18 miles of trails for hiking, running + mountain biking, plus canoe rentals for the Broad River

🌲 Congaree National Park | 26,000 acres of trees + swampland

🌲 Sesquicentennial State Park | 1,400 acres of camping sites + nature trails, plus a 2-acre dog park + paddleboard rentals

🌲 Saluda Shoals Park | 400-acre riverfront park with paved trails for hiking + biking, plus horseback riding + bike/kayak/canoe rentals

🌲 Columbia Canal & Riverfront Park | 2.5-mile paved trail for walking + running


💸 Mast General Store | clothes, gear + food for almost every outdoor activity

💸 Half Moon Outfitters | clothes + gear for climbing, kayaking + backpacking

💸 Backpacker Quality Gear | running, trekking, climbing + hiking equipment, all staff-tested

💸 Outspoken | anything you need for biking

💸 Fleet Feet | walking + running shoes

3 min read / Life with Copper