Are you looking for a great way to explore South Carolina? Then why not hop on a bike? The state is home to many bike-friendly communities, so you can bring your own bike or rent one and hit the road. From the North and South Ocean Boulevard bike lanes to the Scott Creek Trail, there are plenty of places to explore. And don't forget about the Palmetto Trail, which will be the longest pedestrian and bicycle trail in South Carolina when it's completed. If you're looking for a great place to start, then head to Myrtle Beach's Golden Mile.
You can also check out the Sculptured Oak Trail, which winds through the park's maritime forest and is one of the last maritime forests on the coast of South Carolina. And if you're looking for a fun activity, there's even a treasure hunt in the maritime forest that runs along both trails. Four cities in South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Columbia and Charleston) have won the bronze award for providing safe accommodations for biking and encouraging cycling as a means of transportation and recreation. Columbia's University of South Carolina has also earned the right to brag about biking when it joined a group of elite campuses across the country to rank as a bicycle-friendly university.
Edisto Beach State Park is another great spot for biking. It has an environmental education center that highlights the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin, as well as the longest system of wheelchair-accessible hiking and biking trails in South Carolina. And don't forget about Myrtle Beach State Park, which covers 312 acres in the heart of the Grand Strand region. When it comes to outdoor fun, South Carolina's sandy beaches, fish-filled rivers, and picturesque mountains have always ranked high.
So why not take advantage of all that South Carolina has to offer and explore its many bike-friendly bays? From Myrtle Beach's Golden Mile to Edisto Beach State Park, there are plenty of places to explore on two wheels.