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A Guide To The Anne Springs Close Greenway

September 15, 2011 9:50 PM

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The Anne Springs Close Greenway is home to 2,300 acres of hardwood forests, prairies, creeks, streams, lakes and ponds. It offers beautiful and scenic outdoor surroundings. The Greenway has over 30 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, historical cabins. Take a little time to learn about one of the most perfectly preserved places on earth!

The Richness Of Being Outdoors…

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The Greenway is rich in both natural and cultural resources. Cultural resources include the historic Nation Ford Road, part of the Great Philadelphia wagon road and a pathway for Native Americans, European settlers, American Revolution and Civil War soldiers, traders and trappers for hundreds of years. Natural resources include over 190 species of wildflowers, and a great diversity of birds and other interesting wildlife. The breathtaking natural resources include over 190 species of wildflowers, and a great diversity of birds and other interesting wildlife.

The Richness of the Greenway

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With captivating natural and cultural resources, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is one of the most talked about places in the Carolinas. One is able to connect to nature while learning history and understanding the worlds of wildlife, plants and flowers. A great diversity of birds, wildflowers await to tell their stories. The Greenway also is home to two circa 1800 log cabins, a Dairy Barn built in 1946, the site of the Garrison-Webb mill for which Fort Mill is named, and other historic sites.

Special Events

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Many events add to the fun and fabric of the Anne Springs Close Greenway. Special programs that cater to the young as well as the young at heart are available at the Greenway. From horse rides, kayaking and canoeing to celebrations featuring live music, concessions and vendors…the Greenway hosts a plethora of pleasures with the beautiful outdoors as the backdrop!

Education in the Great Outdoors!

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The warm and friendly folks at the Anne Springs Close Greenway believe that education is paramount. The Greenway affords the opportunity for almost endless knowledge of surroundings and elements. So student groups are welcomed to visit the Greenway. Teachers and parents are given tremendously wonderful ideas for lessons and lesson plans when it comes to exploring the outdoors. The Greenway offers a variety of natural habitats and historical areas for fun, information and learning.Special rates for groups depend upon the program. For additional information and reservations, contact Linda Turner, 803-548-7252.

…And Your ‘Green Thumb’…

Did you know that there are opportunities for you to get involved in helping to preserve the Greenway? Volunteers are needed for such tasks as: nesting bird assistants, photography assistants, staff greeters, facility monitors and a host of other fulfilling positions! Other projects such as “Plant a Row” and “Adopt a Stream Program” engage, enthrall and encourage participants to make the world a better place by helping preserve nature and all that it offers! Regardless of your talents or skill sets, there is the perfect opportunity for you that awaits! For more information, call 803-548-7252.

Where To Begin the Connection to Nature…

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Address:
250 Dairy Barn Ln, Fort Mill, SC 29715

Phone:
(803)548.7252

Price: Call for Details.

Hours:
Mon – Sun:7:00 am-7:00 pm

Email:  events@leroysprings.com

Website:
http://www.ASCGreenway.org
http://www.LeroySprings.com

Be sure to ask about special events and happenings such as “Yoga by the Lake”! This new class takes the typical Yoga Class into the great outdoors!
Other events are scheduled during the autumn! Check with the website or call the staff at the Anne Springs Close Greenway for details!

Cicely C. Mitchell

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