Love the Greenway Month

April 2024

APRIL IS LOVE THE GREENWAY MONTH

Celebrate sunshine, 2,100 acres of protected land and the love you have for Anne Springs Close Greenway℠ throughout April. While the peach trees are popping with color, the wild flowers are starting to bloom and the trees are showing off their vibrant green, we hope you will join us in celebrating Love the Greenway Month. Choose your own adventure through self-guided hikes and activities, attend the extensive Earth Day Celebration or sign up for one of our many outdoor education and recreation programs that will get you close to nature this month. There is something for everyone at the Greenway℠!

Capture Your Love:

Greenway Photo Contest

All photographers are invited to show your love for the Greenway through your lens. Submit your favorite Greenway photo from the previous year and Photography Club judges will select 10 finalist photos. The top three photos, as determined by a vote of Earth Day event attendees, will win prizes!

Celebrate Your Love:

Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day at the Anne Springs Close Greenway with exciting outdoor activities happening all weekend. Check out the schedule of events, which includes guided hikes, fishing clinics, kayaking, camping and more!

Fall In Love:

Crandall Bowles Children's Farm

OPENING APRIL 20, 2024

Integrating the Greenway's existing petting zoo, the Children's Farm features a pastoral habitat, half-mile loop trail, gathering lawn, educational garden and open-air learning pavilion. There will also be observation areas for various animals, including horses, alpacas, cattle, ducks, rabbits, barnyard animals and more, creating an immersive learning environment for visitors of all ages. 

The Children's Farm is located at the Greenway Stables Entrance (1046 Horse Road) and will be open 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday for self-guided tours.

FALL IN LOVE

MTB Skills Park

Opening Saturday, April 20 2024
 
Developed in collaboration with Community Trail Design and Black Diamond Trail Designs, the new MTB Skills Park underscores the dedication to quality and thoughtful planning in creating a diverse range of trails and obstacles, including beginner-friendly flow lines for new cyclists and advanced obstacles for experienced riders. The Mountain Bike Skills Park is located at the Adventure Road Entrance (104 Adventure Road) and will be open from 7am to sunset, seven days a week.

SHOW YOUR LOVE:

Become A Member

Become a member and gain access to everything that makes the Anne Springs Close Greenway such a treasure. Celebrating 29 years of connecting people to nature through education, recreation and conservation, the Greenway provides members with year-round access to 2,100 acres of protected land, complete with 40+ miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Other Greenway member benefits include an onsite restaurant, historic cabins, pastoral landscapes, lakes, swinging bridges, a forest playground and other new amenities that make the Greenway a special place to visit.

SUPPORT YOUR LOVE:

Make A Gift

The Anne Springs Close Greenway is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which receives no tax dollars to improve, maintain or operate its facilities and programs. It is funded primarily by memberships, program fees and donations from individuals and corporations who support its mission “to connect people to nature through recreational and educational activities while fostering a passion for environmental conservation, animal habitat, and protection of natural resources.”

OTHER LOVE THE GREENWAY MONTH PROGRAMS

FIND MORE INFORMATION ON OUR

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 5
Sunset Kayak Tour
Live Music at the Gateway Canteen

April 6
Hike with a Naturalist
Saturday Yoga
Live Music at the Gateway Canteen

April 8-12
Kirkland Smith Community Art Project

April 10
Kids Kayaking Clinic

April 11
Paddle and Pasta
Kirkland Smith Reception

April 12
MTB Clinic: Beginner 1
Kids' Night Out
Live Music at the Gateway Canteen

April 13
Get to Know the Greenway Van Tour
Goat Yoga
Volunteer Blitz
Live Music at the Gateway Canteen

April 14
History Hike: Pioneer Trails

April 16
Kids' Nature Trek
Unwind Yoga

April 19-21
Earth Day Celebration

April 20
Mountain Bike Skills Park Grand Opening
Crandall Bowles Children's Farm Grand Opening

April 25
Yoga on Tap at the Forest Porch
Kayaking Clinic: Beginner 1

April 26
MTB Clinic: Kids 101
Girl Scouts (& Friends) Night Hike
Live Music at the Gateway Canteen

April 27
Kayak Rentals
Live Music at the Gateway Canteen

April 28
SC Strawberry Festival's Strawberry Brunch
Kayak Rentals