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Swamp Rabbit Trail

Swamp Rabbit Trail

The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 19.9-mile (32.0 km) multi-use rail trail in Greenville County, South Carolina, that to a great extent follows the bed of a previous railroad that had been nicknamed after the native marsh hare. South-to-north the ongoing path starts at Greenville Technical College, crosses the city of Greenville, continues through Falls Park and the grounds of Furman University, and finishes about a mile north of the Travelers Rest city limits.

In 1999, Greeville County Council made the Greenville County Economic Development Corporation to buy the roadbed of the outdated Greenville and Northern Railway[4] for double use as a scenic route and light rail traveler line. The proposed suburbanite rail was immediately deserted, yet the Greenville News editorially recommended a bicycle and climbing trail, however conceding the arrangement to be an "ridiculous dream." As late as 2005, the top of a Greenville protection bunch climbed the course "furnished with a cleaver" on the grounds that the proposed trail was "vigorously overgrown...almost impassible in parts."

In spite of the fact that making arrangements for a multi-use trail started that mid year, the Surface Transportation Board in Washington needed to endorse the relinquishment of the line, and a confidential Greenville firm recommended getting it and continuing rail administration. In the long run the confidential firm bowed out, and in April 2006, the STB supported the deserting. In 2007, the Greenville Health System gave $1 million boink towards the $2.7 million task, and the path was formally named the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. The Swamp Rabbit Trail was at that point drawing in clients by January 2008, even before it authoritatively opened in 2010 after extensive "lawful entrapments, administrative barricades, monetary issues and resident resistance."

One as of now detached segment runs from Lake Conestee Nature Park to Parkins Mill Road and I-85, and one more disengaged area exists in Fountain Inn. Inhabitants of the prosperous Parkins Mill area have gone against a connector from the Lake Conestee segment, however Greenville County intends to overcome any issues with underpasses or bridges.

A recent report assessed that in excess of 350,000 individuals yearly utilized the path and that region organizations expanded their deals from 30 to 85%. A recent report assessed utilization had expanded to a portion of 1,000,000 individuals per year, a fourth of whom were vacationers. In 2013, the city chairman of Travelers Rest said that the path had "been wonderful for the entire area, however more so for us in Travelers Rest. I can't start to let you know the amount of a monetary lift it's been to this town." A 2012 Greenville News publication depicted the Swamp Rabbit Trail as "quite possibly of the most famous resource in Greenville County...proving that with regards to such paths, assuming that you fabricate them they will come." In 2016, Greenville County Recreation assessed the path's financial effect on the province to be $7 million every year.


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1301 E. Washington St.

Greenville, SC 29607


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Saturday 10 am-5 pm

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102 E. Curtis St.

Simpsonville, SC 29681


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