Reconnecting with Nature this Summer
Residents throughout Lancaster County are finding time in nature to be good for their physical and mental health, and for reconnecting with the outside world. A vibrant natural world continues to offer refuge and enjoyment and will continue to be here for all of us.
While we await the day of the Lindsay Pettus Greenway's grand opening (coming soon in Fall 2020!), we want to connect your family to outdoor activities from our regional partners that can serve to remind you how valuable the natural world is.
- Summer Camp in a Box! (Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation)
- Tale of a Raindrop (Carolina Thread Trail)
- Water Cycle (Carolina Thread Trail)
- Stormwater Runoff Map (Carolina Thread Trail)
- Junior Ranger Games (South Carolina State Parks)
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (REI)
- Pressing Flowers (REI)
- Bug Bingo (REI)
- Leaf Rubbings (Anne Springs Close Greenway)
- Nature Tic-Tac-Toe (Anne Springs Close Greenway)
- Nature Art (Anne Springs Close Greenway)
The Lindsay Pettus Greenway will be a 5 mile hard-surface trail system that weaves through neighborhoods, schools, parks, health facilities, and the downtown district within the City of Lancaster. Phase 1 is the first 2 miles of this trail system.
Greenways and trails have been shown to improve health, attract business, boost tourism, bring people together, increase mobility, and help the environment.
Trails attract tourists and create the kind of quality of life that promotes business and puts money into local economies.
Trails support an active lifestyle that improves the public's health. Physical activity helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, colon cancer, and depression.
Trails connect people to neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and other places of interest. Trails foster community and can help bridge divides.
Trails can help improve air and water quality by providing enjoyable options for non-motorized transportation that reduce air pollution while helping manage soil erosion caused by road runoff.
THE GREGORY COMPANY
THE IVY PLACE
THOMPSON & DAVIS
FRIENDS OF SUSAN GREENE ALDRIDGE
We're a 100% volunteer-led organization with unprecedented private/public collaboration. Every dollar that we raise help to plan, build, and promote the Greenway. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed. Donate online or mail checks to: Lindsay Pettus Greenway, PO Box 1776, Lancaster SC, 29721.