Swamp Rabbit Trail wins national 'Great Places' honor

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail has been named the "People's Choice" in the American Planning Association's 2017 Great Places in America contest.

With a record-setting 51,600 votes received, the Swamp Rabbit Trail beat out the city of Rochester's Public Market; downtown Golden, Colo.; the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, Iowa; and Douglas Avenue in Wichita, Kansas.

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"The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail network puts Main Street on a county-scale in Greenville County, S.C.," wrote the Association. "Located in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Escarpment ,the [trail] sees more visitors annually — approximately 501,000 — than the entire population of the county."

"Embedded in the neighborly fabric of this Upstate South Carolina community, the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail generates $6.7 million in tourism economic impact annually since it hopped onto the landscape in 2009."

Read more on the Planning.org website here.


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