TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail has been named Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's February Trail of the Month, currently featured in a comprehensive article on the group's website.
"At the doorstep to the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina, a rail-trail has become so integrated into the culture of its trailside towns that its iconic rabbit has become the mascot for the entire community," opens the piece written by Laura Stark, who adds that "the paved pathway is a showcase for what the region has to offer."
Stark covers the history of the trail, its popularity and use, and the resulting impact on surrounding businesses, including many in Travelers Rest.
"Before the trail’s arrival, most traffic simply sped past on a four-lane highway through town, not stopping at local businesses," Stark writes, later adding that "Travelers Rest now supports an eclectic mix of nearly a dozen restaurants offering everything from crepes to sushi."
Read the entire article here.
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