This time of the year when it's still a tad chilly for swimming, lots of families are searching for alternative activities, such as hiking. There aren't a ton of marked trails in the area, but one such place is in Little River just as NC turns into SC and it's called Vereen Botanical Gardens. It is one of the very few places where you can get an unobstructed walk and view down to the intracoastal waterway. There are miles of trails throghout the thickly wooded areas of the park as well as a number of over marsh walkways that provide some stunning views of both the marsh and the waterway. You'll see pleasure boats, shrimp boats. gambling boats, fishing boats and so much more. Bring some chairs and fishing poles/crab pots as you can fish right off of the dock over the waterway or right along the shoreline. Check it out....adults, kids and pets very welcome!
Get a preview of what awaits you by scrolling through the instagram photos just below.
Visit the Vereen gallery where you can see many more photos, all of whch can be purchased on the website in many different formats.
Here you'll find a map and directions to the park. An easy drive from just about anywhere.