The last of the winter temps are on their way out, and that means we are on our way outside to enjoy the beautiful Lowcountry. Our team is a mixed bag of pet parents, family folks, athletes, and foodies. This week, we joined forces to bring you a personalized guide to enjoying Charleston’s outdoor world YOUR way.
For the Holy City pet parents, longer days and warmer temps mean great things for Fido. We love taking our pups to The Barrel on James Island. This place is a dog park, craft beer taphouse, and outdoor music venue all rolled up into one wonderfully scenic stop. Dogs are safe to play off-leash while owners can get some fresh air and try a new brew. The Barrel is the perfect place to wind down after a (leashed) walk on Folly Beach- and a sure fire way to ensure that your fur baby is worn out by the time you head home!
For those looking to really get lost in nature, Johns Island County Park offers 738 acres of outdoor respite. We can spend hours walking the trails and never tire of the views. Those old southern Pines and Mossy Oak trees keep us coming back for walks with the family and alone time alike. We don’t have any equestrian team members here at CRP, but the 20 miles of dedicated equestrian trails are certainly worth mentioning.
Everyone in the office enjoys a walk or run on the Ravenel Bridge- what’s not to love? The views are always stunning, the climb is a nice challenge, and the breeze up there always keeps us coming back for more. For those who prefer a more secluded (and flat!) walking, biking, or running location, we love the West Ashley Greenway. The 8.25-mile trail is perfect for a breath of fresh air and some laid back exercise.
For the perfect outdoor date night, we recommend Tavern and Table in Mt. Pleasant. This rustic-chic restaurant is perched right on Shem Creek and offers plentiful outdoor dining. Catch a stunning sunset on the water while dolphin watching- all while enjoying a delicious, locally sourced meal.
Where do you go to enjoy the Lowcountry scenery? We are always looking for new places to love! Happy Spring, Charleston!