Friday, September 9, 2011

Across the Road for a Walk at Sesquicentennial State Park

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One of the great things about living in Northeast Columbia is the opportunity to visit Sesquicentennial State Park without a long drive. Indeed, the Sesqui main gate is right across the road from us!

IMG_0070_1000x750The Midlands’ hot weather has broken at last. So, with morning temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to the mid-70s, conditions were ideal for a quick visit. Anyway, I needed to renew my annual State Park pass.

IMG_0073_1000x750Since the Office didn’t open until 11:00 a.m. I couldn’t resist a hike around the two-mile lake trail. Well, “hike” really is an exaggeration. As you can see in these photos, the trail is so wide and smooth, “walk,” or even “meander” would be more appropriate.

IMG_0102_1000x750The lake trail crosses at least two inlets that feed the lake. Here’s a short video that describes them.

And here’s another video with scenes from the trail. It hardly does justice to the scenery along way.

Another great visit to Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Thanks again to Park Manager Daniel Gambrell and his crew for maintaining this beautiful facility.

Stay tuned for a trip next week to Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville, South Carolina!

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