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The Upstate’s Swamp Rabbit Trail Among Country’s Best Bike Paths

May 28, 2015

Upstate South Carolina took home another award last week when Fodor’s Travel named Greenville’s Swamp Rabbit Trail to its list of America’s Best Urban Bike Paths. The 18-mile Rails-to-Trails path running from downtown Greenville to Travelers Rest was highlighted for its proximity to Falls Park as well as multiple local eateries like American Grocery and Soby’s. Greenville joined the likes of Atlanta, Sacramento, Richmond and Indianapolis among others on the list.


The Swamp Rabbit Trail opened in 2010 and has an estimated usage of 500,000 per year, accounting for $6.5 million of economic impact on the region in 2013. The trail has been a boon for the revitalization efforts of downtown Travelers Rest, and it was recently announced that the trail will be extended beyond downtown Greenville towards surrounding communities.

The award is just one of many recent accolades the region has received, including Greenville being a top-100 city by Livability and one of CBS’ top vacation destinations for 2015.

Read more about recent Quality of Life accolades for Upstate South Carolina:

Upstate S.C. City Named Best Place to Live by Livability

National Study Shows South Carolina as a Top Moving Destination

What do Berlin, Egypt and Greenville, SC Have in Common?

TOPICS: Rankings & Recognitions