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Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Lynchburg, SC 29080 (143.537 miles)

A rich array of wildflowers, some common and some quite rare, provides color from spring to fall.

Official Website: Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve/WMA

Chippokes Plantation Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Surry, VA 23883 (143.702 miles)

The oldest continually farmed plantations in the country. A working farm since 1619, experience life in a bygone era.

Official Website: Chippokes Plantation

Woods Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Olanta, SC 29114 (144.235 miles)

Wood's Bay Heritage Preserve lies adjacent to Wood's Bay State Park.

Official Website: Woods Bay Heritage Preserve

Landsford Canal Forest Legacy Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

Fort Lawn, SC 29714 (144.517 miles)

The mature, riparian forest bordering the Catawba River provides significant wildlife value such as important breeding and migratory habitat for various neo-tropical migrant songbirds, terrestrial amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

Official Website: Landsford Canal Forest Legacy Area

New River Trail Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Foster Falls, VA 24360 (145.957 miles)

New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way.

Official Website: New River Trail

Shot Tower Hiking

Foster Falls, VA 24360 (145.957 miles)

The shot tower was built nearly 200 years ago to make ammunition for firearms of the early settlers.

Official Website: Shot Tower

Goodale State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Camden, SC 29020 (147.019 miles)

Tall cypress trees that enchant the eye. A Civil War-era mill pond that abounds with wildlife. And a nature trail waiting to be explored.

Official Website: Goodale State Park

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest Hiking

Purlear, NC 28651 (147.715 miles)

At Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Talking Tree Trail features "talking trees," each with a recorded message about itself, its site, and the forest history. Also, actual forestry practices are explained on the Forest Demonstration Trail.

Official Website: Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest

Myrtle Beach State Park Fishing Camping Horseback

Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 (149.033 miles)

A wide, open beach, fishing pier full of anglers and stories, campgrounds in the oceanfront woods, all in the middle of it all in Myrtle Beach

Official Website: Myrtle Beach State Park

New River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Laurel Springs, NC 28644 (149.218 miles)

Rugged hillsides, pastoral meadows and farmlands surround what is believed to be one of the oldest rivers in North America — the New River. Its waters are slow and placid. Its banks are fertile and covered with wildflowers. Dedicated as a National Scenic River in 1976, this gentle river is the centerpiece of New River State Park.

Official Website: New River State Park