Anne Springs Close Greenway (Nature & Historical)
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In 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100 acre nature preserve in Fort Mill, South Carolina, was dedicated to the public to serve as a natural buffer from urban development and a place for countless activities – from hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, to picnics, kayaking and more.
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is rich in both natural and cultural resources. Natural resources include over 100 species of wildflowers and a great variety of birds and other interesting wildlife. The Greenway is home to 28-acre Lake Haigler as well as four other fishing ponds, mixed hardwood forests, prairies, Steele Creek, and vistas that are truly breathtaking.
Cultural resources include the historic Nation Ford Road, which was part of the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, a pathway that was used by Native Americans, European settlers, Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, traders and trappers for hundreds of years. In addition, the Greenway contains two circa-1800 log cabins, a Dairy Barn built in 1946 and the site of the Garrison-Webb gristmill for which Fort Mill is named.
For more information, please visit http://www.ascgreenway.org/activities/hiking/nature-history-walks.
Dog Friendly: Trails are open to dogs on a six-foot leash; Dogs off leash are not allowed on the Greenway.
Fees: Hiking is free for members; $5 daily user fee for non-members; or $49/$99 a year for individual or family membership
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to sunset
Camping: Camping is allowed at the Greenway with reservations.Directions:
From Exit 85 on Interstate 77 north of Rock Hill, drive southeast on SC 160 toward Fort Mill. Drive .8 mile and turn left (north) onto the US 21 Bypass. The main entrance is 1.5 miles ahead on the right (east). The Lake Haigler Nature Trail begins at the parking lot for the Nature Center.