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Dates: 1/3/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Columbia, SC
Event Name: River Walk
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105247 2017/Y0494
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10K - 2A
Description: If you are planning a day trip or a whole weekend to this Capitol City , you must include our River Walk in your plans. This is a royal gem of a walk. The walk is primarily on eight foot concrete walkways or boardwalk paths along the pristine Congaree River. There are plenty of benches along the way in the event you just want to catch your breath and drink in the magnificent scenery. There are also plenty of public restrooms, drinking fountains and parking. The architecture and infrastructure surrounding the pathways and the river are awe inspiring. You can walk through history in a still functioning, 122 year old lock that was constructed in 1891 that still controls the flow of the river. This piece of working history will not be missed as the walk goes right through it. You can view natural wonders, and man made excellence all the while walking through South Carolina's wildlife habitats. After your walk, there are many great restaurants along Gervais Street to stop in for a bite to eat. Most of these are in view of the State Capitol. If you are going to walk any walk in this city, this is the one to pick if you are looking to escape into beautiful vistas and working history. This walk is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Dusk to Dawn
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, State Capital, State Street Sashay, Trekking With the Trees, Walking the Path of Inventions, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Dusk to Dawn
Location: SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Columbia Downtown/The Vista 511 Lady St., Columbia SC, 29201. (803)978-2333, (803)978-2333.
Start Point / Driving Directions: From Greenville, SC. Take I-385 S. I-385 becomes I-26 E. Keep left to take I-126 E/US-76 E via EXIT 108B toward Downtown Columbia. Take the Huger St exit. Stay straight to go onto Huger St/US-21 S/US-321 S/US-176 S. Turn left on Lady St. Destination on the left.
Awards & Fees: B Award
Host Club: The Upstate Pathfinders
Contact: Virginia Hart (843) 340-2980
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