Trails: Furman University

Dates: 1/3/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Greenville, SC
Event Name: Furman University Campus
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105222 2017/Y0688
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10K - 1A
Description: Furman Universitys walk is on its 750 acre campus with miles of walking paths through its almost 200 year old campus. It has a beautiful lake with graceful swans swimming peacefully while people of all ages and athletic abilities stroll around it. A replica of the cabin that Henry David Thoreau lived in while writing his masterpiece, Walden, is by the lake. The campus also has an amphitheater that hosts music performances and movies for students and locals alike. You will enjoy the beautiful landscaping, the Buddhist temple above the Asia garden, the rose garden, reflection ponds and several breathtaking fountains. And, you will also experience a part of the Swamp Rabbit Trail which connects the beautiful town of Travelers Rest with Greenville . Dont miss this treasure of the South! Furman University s walk is on its 750 acre campus with miles of walking paths through it's campus. Furman University was founded in 1826 and relocated to the current location in 1958. It has a beautiful lake with graceful swans swimming peacefully while people of all ages and athletic abilities stroll around it.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Food For Thought, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Points of Reference, State Street Sashay, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Mon -Sat 7am - 6pm; Sun 10am -5pm
Location: The Forest Coffeehouse, 27 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC, 29260. 864-834-5500.
Start Point / Driving Directions: From Asheville, NC take I-26 toward Asheville Airport/Henderson/Spartanburg. Merge onto US-25 S via Exit 54 toward US 176/Greenville/NC 225 crossing into South Carolina. Turn slight right onto N. Pointsett HWY/US-25-CONN?US-276-CONN. Turn right onto S. Main ST/US-276/Greer HWY. Destination is on the right. From Charlotte, NC take I-85 towards Gastonia crossing into South Carolina. Take the I-385 exit, Exit 51 toward Greenville/Columbia. Merge onto I-385 N via Exit 51C toward Downtown/Greenville. Merge onto N Pleasantburg Dr/SC-291 N via Exit 40A. Turn Left onto N.Pleasantburg Dr. N. Pleasantburg Dr. becomes State Park Rd/SC-253. Turn Right onto Pointsett HWY/US-25-brN/US-276 W. Continue to follow US-276 W. Destination on the Left. From Atlanta, GA take I-85 N via Exit 251 toward GA-400/Greenville (crossing into South Carolina. Merge onto I-185 N/US-29 N via Exit 42 toward Greenville. Take the US-25 N exit, Exit 15, toward Travelers Rest. Turn left onto White Horse Rd/US-25 N. Continue to follow US-25 N. Merge onto US-276 W via the ramp on the left. Destination on the left. From Columbia take US-76 W/I-26. Merge onto I-385 N via Exit 51 on the left towards Laurens/Greenville. Merge onto N. Pleasantburg Dr/SC-291 N. via Exit 40A. Turn left onto N Pleasantburg Dr. N. Pleasantburg becomes State Rd SC-253. Turn Right onto Poinsett Hwy/US-25-BR N/US-276 W. Continue to follow US-276 W. Destination is on the left
Awards & Fees: B Award
Comments: Start Point is a short drive from the Forest Coffeehouse, approx.3.5 miles. See walk instructions.
Host Club: The Upstate Pathfinders
Contact: Dave Beisser (864) 610-0675
Website: www.upstatepathfinders.com
E-Mail Contact: Beisser89@aol.com