Healthlinks Upstate March/April 2022

www.Ups tatePhys i c i ansSC . com | www.Hea l thL i nksUps tate. com | 17 COVER STORY SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL A relative newcomer to the Upstate, this 22-mile, multi-use trail opened in 2009 along a former railroad line, stretching from Greenville Technical College to just north of the Travelers Rest city limits. It’s been a hit ever since. The trail is now utilized by more than 500,000 walkers, runners and cyclists. And with an extension of the trail coming soon as part of the new BridgeWay Station community in the nearby city of Mauldin, the number of people using the Swamp Rabbit Trail for outdoor fun and to maintain their health is only expected to keep increasing. PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Built in the 1930s in upper Greenville County, Paris Mountain State Park is a favorite among locals. Encompassing four lakes, a campground and playground, 15 miles of hiking and biking trails and a swimming area complete with kayaks, canoes and pedal boats for rent, Paris Mountain offers something for everyone. Photo by Carin Scates Photography.