What to do in Charleston County Parks this October

Here's what you can do in the Charleston County Parks this October!

This October there’s loads to do in Charleston County Parks.  This fall, sample new hobbies, learn about the Lowcountry’s natural wonders, and enjoy relaxing festival days in the parks. Here’s a preview of some of the upcoming opportunities available to nature lovers of all ages

Amp up your fitness routine and walk, jog, or bike miles of scenic trails. Get your flow on during Starlight Yoga; learn to kayak and paddleboard beautiful local waterways; or make a big splash in a dragon boat. Have a competitive streak? Register to race in the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K or the Chili 5K. And the Lowcountry Senior Series is guaranteed to get adventure seekers aged 50+ moving, too.

Every Saturday, walk the Catwalk, take a Leap of Faith, and reach new heights (literally!) on James Island County Park’s Challenge Course. Defy gravity at the park’s 50-foot Climbing Wall with introductory climbing classes. Over at Johns Island County Park, the Archery Range hits the mark, inviting beginners to fling a few arrows on the 6-target course while more experienced archers simulate bow-hunting on the 3D archery course.

Those seeking less adrenaline-fueled fun can choose from myriad nature programs. Bird lovers will be all a-flutter over the Lowcountry’s astonishing avian diversity during bird walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Stono River County Park, and Folly Beach. Also young (and young-at-heart) learners all are welcome in hands-on educational courses. Toddlers will be enchanted by the Wee Wild Ones series, while elementary and middle-school nature lovers will thrive in Homeschool in the Parks, Earth Explorers, and Junior Naturalist programs. Not to mention you can expand your understanding and open your mind through Poetry at McLeod.

Just looking to relax with family and friends? Celebrate fall at the Latin American Festival, honoring Charleston’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures, and the down-home, foot-stomping Harvest Festival. Enjoy live music, delicious food, family-friendly activities, and gorgeous Lowcountry landscapes. Because your fur friends also deserve a treat, they (and their humans) are invited to a bark-tastic Yappy Hour event. Then, when the days get cooler, the nights longer, and a magical buzz begins to fill the air, let your heart be light at the Holiday Festival of Lights.

Make this fall a season to remember in the Charleston County Parks!


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