Travelers Rest makes Southern Living list for fall leaf watching

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest got a nod from Southern Living Magazine, making it into the publication's '13 Destinations to See Fall Leaves in the South' list.

"Cyclists love Travelers Rest, where routes vary from 15-25 miles (about 1-2 hour ride) to 50 miles to 80. The 50 miles goes through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with 1500 feet of climbing and the 80 mile ride is one of George[Hincapie’s] favorite training rides for the Tour de France with epic climbs. Riders can experience the surrounding country mountain roads, riding along the foothills and into the Blue Ridge Mountains and even ride past some quaint towns along the way."

Peak foliage season in our area is from the last two weeks of October through the first two weeks of November, according to the article.

Greenville (and, by extension, the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail and Travelers Rest) also made the top 13 list. Other destinations include the Shenandoah Valley, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Nantahala National Forest.

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