As you may know, one of my Resolutions was to visit 12 of South Carolina’s state parks. While I’ve been making good progress on crossing off my goal, I haven’t been doing much showing and telling. Since I love lists, I’ve also been itching to rank all of the parks I visit.
Gather ’round boys and girls, it’s picture time!
Last November, I went to Landsford Canal State Park to walk the Catawba river with Harper. But technically, the trip wasn’t made in 2014. So in the spirit of fairness, I made this my first park of the New Year. I also needed to plan a return trip to get my stamp for my SC State Parks guide book anyways.
So on January 19th, Harper and I hiked the 3 miles along the river again. Since we had recently been, I left the camera at home. Click the link above to relive that amazing adventure.
Less than a week later, we packed up shop and headed to Chester State Park on January 25th on what turned out to be a rather chilly, blustery day.
Their trail was marginally shorter at 1.3 miles one way but it wrapped around their lake, ending at a dam and creek through the woods. With the weather being gray and dreary, the park was desolate. Combined with the “summer camp” setup and boathouse, it had an eerie horror-movie-esque feel to it.
Overall, I enjoyed Chester. It was reasonably close to Charlotte with an enjoyable hike around water in the woods.
State Park Ranking
- Chester State Park
- Landsford Canal State Park