Portraits on the Boardwalk

We're excited to announce that our popular Boardwalk Portrait series with local photographer, John Gallant, will be back in Fall 2024!

Stay tuned for more information coming soon.


Why conserve land?

Why conserve land?

Our natural places and working lands are part of our character as a community. Through thoughtful conservation, we can keep Spartanburg wild while continuing to grow and thrive. Learn more about how SPACE works.

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Cottonwood Trail

The Edwin M. Griffin Preserve (home of the beloved Cottonwood Trail) covers 110-acres around a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams. The Preserve is home to over 5 miles of natural surface trails and it's newest addition, Wildflower Way, approx. 1 mile of newly-constructed ADA-accessible paved trail courtesy of our pals at PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Spend a relaxing day at the Glendale Shoals Preserve and explore approximately 1.5 miles of nature trail located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek.

Upper Chinquapin Greenway

Located on the headwaters of the Chinquapin Creek across from the Milliken Research Center with trail access off of Graham Rd., this lush 107-acre greenway hosts a 2-mile natural surface trail as well as a variety of ferns and other plants, like the federally-endangered dwarf-flowered heart leaf! 

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