25 Feb Top Hiking and Biking Trails
By deciding to call StoneGate at Prince Creek home, you give yourself countless opportunities to live an active lifestyle while retired. With its beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere, the Grand Strand is an outdoor lover’s dream. Lace up and take in the beauty on foot or bike with our list of top trails.
Huntington Beach State Park: The park has three walking and hiking trails: the Nature Center Boardwalk, Kerrigan Nature Trail, and Sandpiper Pond Nature Trail. The trails are great for seeing all kinds of wildlife like turtles and alligators, but are particularly known for their great birdwatching, with observation towers set up for you to scope out egrets, herons and osprey to name a few.
Ocean Forest Trail: This trail is the perfect way to get some of the best views along the Grand Strand. The path goes from 53rd Avenue North to 60th Avenue North and has ten workout stations along the way. It’s the one area of the beach that has no resorts or hotels and is just gorgeous.
Perron Trail: If you are a biker, then this trail is for you. Myrtle Beach has a 2-mile stretch of the Perron Trail. It’s ideal for walkers, runners, and bikers. Each person has their path to roam. You can find the Perron Trail behind Pine Lakes International Country Club and across from Highway17 Bypass to the YMCA.
Waccamaw Neck Bikeway: Stretching along U.S. 17, these “multi-use” paved trails let you trek your way on bike or foot from Murrells Inlet to Pawleys Island. The trails are not combined together, allowing you to create your own path using Share the Road signs. Waccamaw Neck is a part of the East Coast Greenway, a system of trails being created that line the eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine.
Market Common: Prefer your cycling in more of a city scene? The Market Common has a 2 mile paved trail that has you cruising beside a lake across from a host of local dining and shopping hot spots.
Brookgreen Gardens: Brookgreen is an ode to the beauty of nature, with sculptures, flowers, and greenery everywhere you look. The gardens host art and cultural exhibits, a Native Wildlife Zoo, and educational classes daily.
Let us know where some of your favorite spots are!