Granby Park

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COVID-19 Notice

Most trails and outdoor spaces are open, and outdoor recreation is encouraged. Please follow outdoor recreation social distancing guidelines and trail etiquette. Be respectful of others, and call ahead if there's uncertainty regarding the trail being open (contact information can be found on each trail page).

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

2.0 miles

Type:

Network

Surface:

Paved, Dirt, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Observation
  • Parking
  • Information Sign
  • Restrooms
  • Point of Interest
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping

Summary:

Granby Park, near the historic Granby, Whaley and Olympia Mill Villages, opened in 1998. It is the southernmost segment of the Three Rivers Greenway. Granby Park has wonderful views of the river from deeply shaded paths.

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Starting from the park building, you can walk either direction on this easy walking paved trail, that passes through a very thick and shady wooded area. Signs along the trail help you to identify the various flora, and overlooks at either end provide a  place to view the Congaree River, or to just sit and enjoy the sounds of birds. Near the south end, you will pass over what was once part of the old Columbia Canal. Lights along the trail make it available for a cool evening stroll. The trail also connects to the Mill Village Riverlink.

From the picnic area at the north end of the Nature Trail or the bridge crossing the old canal, you can walk on the unpaved Stone Wall Trail. This winding trail passes an old stone wall which was once part of the canal. Granby Park's trail system is integrated in the Three Rivers Greenway.

Facilities are available at the parking area. Insect repellent is recommended during warm months.

Hours: Lights allow this trail to be used at night.

Directions:

From I-126: Drive south on Huger Street and turn right onto Catawba Street (just before the railroad tracks). Catawba Street ends at the Granby Park parking area. The trail begins at the park building.

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Lat: 33.98214630032167
Long: -81.04450274145580