There's no better way to "play" in downtown Spartanburg than to get out and get active. As the first community in South Carolina to earn the national designation as "Bicycle Friendly," Spartanburg's downtown has ample opportunities for fun and safe biking to every destination. Biking route tours around town are available as free, printable maps at www.active-living.org. Don't have a bike? Partners for Active Living's community bike program, Hub Cycle, will lend you one! Just call 864.598.9638 during normal business hours to arrange a time to borrow a cruiser or mountain bike from their fleet of recycled bikes (must be 18 years or older, $15 deposit required).
If biking isn't your thing, get to know Spartanburg on two feet instead! Free, printable walking routes that feature local landmarks and key destinations are available at www.active-living.org. Take a walking or jogging tour the town and you'll discover a community full of unique landmarks and innovative projects with a smidgen of southern charm mixed right in.
Parks, Trails, Fountains and more...
Whether on foot or on bike, the parks and trails of Spartanburg are perfect places to play. The Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail offers 1.9 miles of paved, scenic trail in the heart of the City and a direct connection to two historic neighborhoods and the Duncan Park Lake recreation area. Barnet Park includes an interactive fountain and a weave of walking paths just steps away from the new Chapman Cultural Center. For a full list of park and trail locations visit www.visitspartanburg.com.