Fall Activities Around Greenville

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Fall Activities Around Greenville

Layla Eckhardt and Ian Milionis

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Fall is approaching, the leaves are changing, and the weather is becoming colder. It’s time to bring out your sweaters and enjoy all the exciting activities Greenville and the surrounding areas have to offer! Whether you are a hardcore outdoor adventurer, or like to take it slow and easy, there’s something for everyone. Please note: distance times to the following locations are based on Mauldin High School being the starting location

Activities in Greenville

Madworld: 147 Country Manor Rd. Piedmont, SC 29673.  28 minutes away.

This one is for all the thrill seekers out there. If you love haunted houses, Madworld is for you. The haunted house is actually a walk through the woods through multiple different themed buildings. For those who would still like to go but are not huge thrill seekers, a light up “no scare medallion” can be purchased. This haunted house is open until November 2nd and general admission is $35. 

Greenville Saturday Market: Main Street at McBee Avenue; Greenville, SC 2960. 20 minutes away.

The Greenville Saturday Market is a great way to start your weekend. For the early risers, the market starts at 8:00 a.m., but for those who like to sleep in, it goes until noon. There is no admission fee. Tables are set up filled with homemade products, fresh produce, paintings, plants, and some food vendors. 

Walks in Falls Park: 601 S Main St. Greenville, SC 29601.  20 minutes away. 

Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32 acre park in the Historic West End District. The park features beautiful views of the falls that run under Liberty Bridge. Walking pathways surround the area. The park is perfect for walks during the day, or at night, as the bridge and pathways are lit up. The park is very close to multiple restaurants, cafes, and shopping stores. 

Friday night football games:

Show your school spirit at Friday night football games! Tickets cost $6, concessions are available throughout the whole game and include: Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, popcorn, pizza, nachos, candy, drinks, etc. High School football games are a great way to socialize with friends, meet new people, and cheer on our Mavs.

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Lake Conestee Nature Park: 601 Fork Shoals Rd. Greenville, SC 29605. 17 minutes away.

Conestee is a 400 acre park with hiking trails, a dog park, and playground. If you like hiking, runs, or relaxing walks, Conestee is a great area to visit without having to travel to the mountains. 

Watching football at home with family and friends.

Fall wouldn’t be the same without football! If you’re a fan of sports games, getting together with a group of friends or family might just be the perfect way to spend your weekend. This is a great way to spend your time if you aren’t looking to get out of the house. 

 

Make a campfire and s’mores– at a backyard or anywhere with no fire hazards.   

Campfires are best spent with friends and family, and of course wouldn’t be as fun without s’mores. Grab some marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. Find a backyard with a fire pit, or somewhere to camp where you can safely make a fire, and enjoy the company of your friends and family while you spend the evening socializing around the fire.

 

 Fishers Orchard: 650 Fisher Rd. Greer, SC 29651. 38 minutes away

 Fishers Orchard is a peach farm, but it celebrates a fall festival on Saturdays in October. They have a maze, pumpkin picking, wagon rides, farm animals and more. It’s also perfect for families to take a farm tour. 

Paris Mountain State Park: 2401 State Park Rd. Greenville, SC 29609. 26 minutes away

If your looking to get into the mountains, but don’t have the time to drive an hour, Paris Mountain State Park is the perfect destination for hiking, biking, and picnicking. Lake Placid, which is located throughout the whole park, offers swimming and fishing. Admission is $5 for adults, $3.25 for seniors, and $3 for children 6-15.

 

Activities outside of Greenville

Devil’s Fork State Park: 161 Holcombe Cir. Salem, SC 29676. 1 hour 20 minutes away

Devil’s Fork State Park is a great area for outdoor adventures, since there is a lot to do. The park is right on Lake Jocassee and offers hiking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking. 

The Gorge – A Zipline Canopy Tour: 166 Honey Bee Dr. Saluda, NC 28773. 57 minutes away

For all thrill seekers out there, The Gorge has the steepest and fastest zipline in America. There are 11 different ziplines spanned across 1.25 miles. The zipline tours offer incredible views, especially in the fall when the leaves start changing colors. If you plan to visit The Gorge, take a look at their website for information regarding ticket prices and safety regulations 

 

U.S. National Whitewater Center: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. Charlotte, NC 28214. 1 hour 45 minutes away.

This whitewater center is a man made course. The 1,300 acre area provides activities for all ages. They offer whitewater rafting ,kayaking, flatwater kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, deep water solo, rock climbing, ziplines, ropes courses, and mountain biking. It is great for large groups and field trips. A day pass is $59 and includes a round of ziplining, whitewater rafting, rock wall climbing, and access to all obstacle courses. Other passes are also available.

 

Sky Top Orchard 1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731. 1 hour away. 

This location provides hayrides, apple picking, trail walks, fun games and feeding goats. It’s a great trip to take with family, friends or a significant other.

 

Denver Downs- 1515 Denver Rd. Anderson, SC 29625. 40 minutes away. 

Denver Downs is a family friendly farm. They have multiple attractions including a corn maze, pumpkin picking, nights at the farm with live music, hayrides, and more! Denver Downs is a great destination to bring your family or go on a field trip. 

 

Carowinds300 Carowinds Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28273. 1 hour 46 minutes away

Carowinds is a 407 acre amusement park located right on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line. The park has 13 large roller coasters and many more smaller rides. There is something for everyone of every age. On select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October, Carowinds turns to “SCarowinds” Haunted creatures come out at night to scare you as you walk through the park and go on rides. They also set up mazes and a haunted house. Admission is $67 per ticket.