Conservation & Recreation

Traveling to the nearest outdoor destination for recreation and solitude is minutes away in the Carolina Crescent.

Limitless Outdoor Access

The vast recreational opportunities on our lakes, rivers, and in our forests provide unlimited opportunity for exploration. We travel hours or days to reach destinations for recreation and solitude. Living in the Carolina Crescent is living in our own “Eden.”

Conservation

Take a look at the satellite view of the Carolina Crescent. A massive dark-green bubble in the midst of a fragmented landscape appears. This bubble of green is protected land-land that has been set-aside to provide conservation and recreation opportunities for all. The massive accomplishment of saving a huge chunk of the southern Blue Ridge has provided us with reliable, clean water, air and countless and unsurpassed opportunities for hiking, biking, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and horseback riding.

Conservation

Take a look at the satellite view of the Carolina Crescent. A massive dark-green bubble in the midst of a fragmented landscape appears. This bubble of green is protected land-land that has been set-aside to provide conservation and recreation opportunities for all. The massive accomplishment of saving a huge chunk of the southern Blue Ridge has provided us with reliable, clean water, air and countless and unsurpassed opportunities for hiking, biking, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and horseback riding.

The Facts

  • Well-over 2 million acres of protected forests and public lands are within two hours drive.
  • Over 225,000 acres of protected landscape in the South Carolina Upstate.
  • Over 800,000 acres of protected landscape in northeastern Georgia.
  • Over 1,000,000 acres of protected landscape in southwestern North Carolina.
  • 30,000 acres of protected watershed for the City of Greenville, providing one of the best quality and most reliable drinking water sources in the world.
  • 18,000 acres of protected watershed for the City of Asheville.
  • Over 145 mi2 of recreational waters, including the stunning and internationally recognized Lake Jocassee – one of National Geographic’s 50 last best places on earth.
  • Countless miles of hiking trails including the internationally-renowned, 77-mile long, Foothills trail stretching across the Blue Ridge escarpment.
  • Thousands of miles of biking and horseback trails.
  • Unspoiled rural landscapes of working farms in close proximity to urban and technological centers and major Universities.
  • Critically acclaimed public gardens such as the South Carolina Botanical Garden and the North Carolina Arboretum that provide valuable resources for learning and applying sustainability in your home landscape and preserve a critical resource of rare and rarely seen plants and animals.

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