Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekend Exploring: The Greenway

This weekend, my parents were in town!  As always, we had a fantastic time exploring the city: we obviously ate too much (my dad somehow hadn't been to Zia yet - gasp!) and even celebrated Mike's birthday (a little early) with an amazing cake from my mom.  To burn all those calories, on the way home from the Charleston Tea Plantation, we took a long walk on the Greenway.  The East Coast Greenway is a 2,500+ mile traffic-free path linking Calais, Maine and Key West, Florida.  A lot of it (about 73%), especially in South Carolina, is currently under construction, but we're lucky to have a fantastic 8 mile stretch in West Ashley, just across the road from where we live.  The whole 8 miles run along an old train track, both through beautifully wooded areas and the Stono River banks.  We've gone to the greenway many times, and it's a great place to walk, run, bike, and even do some geocaching :)

Linking up for Weekend Recap, Weekending, and Monday Madness!

16 comments:

Jillian said...

fun! i need to take a walk out on the greenway -- it looks beautiful! im glad you had fun with your parents :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

The greenway looks so beautiful and how cool that it goes to Key West!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Sounds like the perfect balance of delicious eats, and exercise out in the fresh air!! Looks beautiful there! Random sidenote -- love your outfit, Meg! ;) Have a fantastic first week of March!! xo

Julia said...

Oh so pretty! So I was planning our trip this weekend and looked at the website for the Tea Plantation at your recommendation and it looks so beautiful and fun!! We only have two days there so I'm trying to figure out what we can fit in, but I hope we get to go there!!

Jen said...

Wow what a beautiful place, I love that photo of you two.

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

Y'all had a great weekend with your parents it sounds like. YES to Zia! I used to live right off the Greenway and would walk it but this was like 8 years ago hah. Glad they are working to improve it more!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

What a fun place to go. With 8 miles there is plenty of places to explore.

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

That's really cool that y'all live so close to it! It sounds like that's going to be a really neat trail once finished. We are 1/2 a mile as the crow flies from the Appalachian Trail (2 miles driving to a trailhead). We've done a little exploring on it, but we really want to check it out this spring/summer!

Christina Sotherden said...

Eating your way through the weekend is the best way to do it!! I am so jealous that you have a place to walk that beautiful!! I would kill for that!!

Ally Harding said...

I had no idea the Greenway stretched that far! I've never even walked on it before, such a slacker! I've always heard it wasn't very safe. I'm sure it was one story I heard and now it's all I think about when I hear of the Greenway!
Ally - Life as I know it

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I've never heard of the Greenway, and I've lived on the east coast my whole life. It sounds beautiful, and I'll definitely have to check it out :-D

LHWinstead said...

You always find such great places to explore in Charleston :) Looks like such a pretty area!

Jennifer said...

I have never been out there....may make it my work out spot this saturday if the weather plays nice.

Jennifer said...

I have never been out there....may make it my work out spot this saturday if the weather plays nice.

Emily said...

Always fun to spend some time with the parentals. Never heard of the Greenway but it looks like a pretty place to explore!

Lisa C said...

All of your weekend posts are making me miss North Carolina like crazy!

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