Recreation & Education

Connecting People to Nature

With its breathtaking landscapes, award-winning parks, and scenic waterways, there's plenty to love about our little corner of South Carolina. At Upstate Forever, we want to help everyone enjoy the outdoors and take pride in our natural resources through recreation. That's why we've worked with community partners on projects like the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, Adopt A Stream, and Blueway Mapping. Whether you like to hike, cycle, paddle, or just lounge in the park, the Upstate is one of the best places around to connect with nature.


Featured projects

Blueway Mapping

Upstate Forever is mapping regional rivers to offer paddlers of all skill levels an easy way to plan a waterway adventure. 

Greenville B-Cycle

A bike share program offering an active, low-impact, and low-cost transportation alternative in downtown Greenville. 

Adopt A Stream

Join the team of volunteers who help keep our streams healthy by monitoring water quality. 

GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

Our work to promote greenways across the Upstate includes playing a key role in the inception and expansion of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. 

Web of Water: The Book

This beautiful book is the culmination of a partnership of four South Carolina photographers, an Upstate nature writer, and Hub City Press and an extension of our ongoing work in the Saluda-Reedy watershed. 

Photo: Ben Geer Keys

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