Friday, December 11, 2015

National Lands: South Carolina

Congaree National Park, a possible last strong...
Congaree National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
South Carolina is the home of Congaree National Park which is located to the southeast of Columbia. Interstate 26 is to the west of the park. Congaree offers more than 25 miles of trails for hiking. Kayaking and canoeing are also available activities, but the park does not provide boat rentals. From Wilmington, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida is the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. This area runs 425 miles along the Atlantic coast including the barrier islands. Signs are posted along the way. This area honors the culture of the captive Africans brought to the United States. The Ninety Six National Historic Site offers hiking and fishing in addition to providing information about the Revolutionary War battles fought at the site. The park has 1,022 acres to explore. The park is located near Greenwood in the western part of the state. Interstate 26 is the closest interstate.

English: Fort Sumter in South Carolina, USA.
English: Fort Sumter in South Carolina, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fort Sumter National Monument is located in Charleston Harbor. Interstate 26 provides excellent access to the area. This is where the Civil War began. The Visitor Education Center provides information and picnic opportunities. Fort Sumter access is available only by boat. In Chesnee is Cowpens National Battlefield. This Revolutionary War site is in the northwest section of the state near the North Carolina border. It is just to the east of Interstate 26. Kings Mountain National Military Park is in Blacksburg. The park is also located almost on the North Carolina border. west of Charlotte and east of Interstate 85. Museums and trails are available at this Revolutionary War site.

The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is located in Mt. Pleasant to the east of Charleston and Interstate 26. The park contains a remnant of his plantation.

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