SUMMER IN COLUMBIA:
10 Adventures we Love.
School's out, summer vacation has begun and Famously Hot Columbia is sizzling with adventure! We love that there are so many activities to explore around Columbia, SC, so we put together a list of our favorites. Feel free to add to them in the comments below.
Visit Riverbanks Park and Zoo, one of America's top 10 zoos by TripAdvisor and home to more than 2,000 fascinating animals. Nature exhibits, special events, movie screenings, educational programs, and more are set amidst a beautiful inspiring botanical garden.
Buy fresh, wholesome produce at one of the areas many Farmers Markets. The Northeast Farmers Market here in Lake Carolina on Thursday afternoons is one you won't want to miss. There's nothing quite like biting into a Certified SC Grown fruit, vegetable or dairy product.
Paddle the Broad River at Harbison State Forest or take a walk on one of their beautiful forest trails. The forest has 18 miles of trails designed for walking, jogging, hiking or biking.
Camp at Dreher Island State Park. The park spans three islands, 348 acres and provides access to 12 miles of Lake Murray shoreline. Excellent bass fishing, nature trails, and recreational water activities are popular among visitors.
Ride your bike at Sesquicentennial State Park. The park provides kayak and canoe rentals, fishing, two nature trails and a 6-mile bicycle loop. The 30-acre lake affords visitors a nice afternoon on the water.
Take a walk through history at the South Carolina State Museum and bring the kids to EdVenture to inspire their young minds with eight world-class exhibit galleries. TITANIC, The Artifact Exhibition is now open for a limited engagement.
Tour the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, one of Columbia's oldest remaining historic houses.
Watch a Movie in the Park at Finlay Park. The Summer Movie Series lets you enjoy blockbuster entertainment on the big screen under the stars.
Kayak the Congaree with Adventure Carolina. Wildlife is abundant and there are sandbars to stop and play.
Explore Lake Carolina's nature trails, YMCA, community pools, dog park, fresh water lake, and our special events happening all summer long. Stop by the Lake Carolina Sales Center to pick up a map of the community and a calendar of events. We look forward to seeing you here!
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