Swamp Rabbit Trail use up 20 percent, study says

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – According to year three impact study results released Wednesday morning, Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail use is up 20 percent in the last 12 months.

At a press conference at the future home of Sidewall Pizza in Travelers Rest, the study's author, Furman associate professor Dr. Julian Reed, said more than 500,000 people used the trail during the one-year period ending June 30, 2013.


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Other highlights of the study – which can be viewed in its entirety on the Greenville County Rec website here – include findings that 25 percent of trail users are tourists (discussed by Reed in the video below) and that the average user spends 1.5 hours on the trail.

County officials said the tourist use generated an estimated $6.7 million, helping to fuel local economies like the one in what Greenville County Councilman Joe Dill called "the hottest spot on earth: Travelers Rest."

Below: Greenville County Rec's Ty Houck talks about the location of the press conference, the soon-to-open Sidewall Pizza on Main Street in Travelers Rest.

Below: Greenville County video production of Wednesday's press conference.

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