Join our plant and “critter” guides on this 1.5 mile, flat, round trip hike via the canal trail at Landsford Canal State Park, South Carolina. The park was named after its canal systems that lined the Catawba river. The canal was used to transport things via very large flat bottom boats designed to float in 18 inches of water. The boats carried items like bales of cotton and other goods. This was a robust area until the railroad was completed a few years after the canal system was finished rendering its canals useless. The ruins of the canals are very impressive to see with a lot of the canal still intact.
In addition to plant identification and of course some lily info at the viewing deck guests can also expect to see several critters that call this area home on their guided hike. Some of those critters include: Red Bellied Water Snakes, Green Snakes, eagles, turtles, Blue Heron, Osprey, Red Winged Black Birds and deer.
Note if you’d like to get up close and personal with the lilies, we recommend booking our guided Spider Lily Kayak Trips. These trips begin selling out in February so booking in advance is highly recommend.
Spider Lily Paddle Trips take place weekends: May 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, June 5-6, 12-13
Where: Landsford Canal State Park, South Carolina
How much: Kids under 8 are free. Cost is $20.