The Midlands region of South Carolina offers a wealth of outdoor beauty and fun for you and your family to explore. Newberry's prime location, in the center of it all, lets you have a new adventure every day!
Lynches Woods Park - Lyches Woods, a nearby 276 acre forest preserve, has hiking and equestrian trails, sheltered picnic areas, and serves as the Gateway to the Upstate for the Palmetto Trail. The park is open 24 hours a day and admission is always free.
***Lynches Woods is temporarily closed for road and trail maintenance (10/22/14).***
Lake Murray - This 50,000 acre man-made lake is just a few minutes' drive from Newberry and offers boating, swimming, and some of the finest largemouth and striped bass fishing in the south. Public access found at Sunset Road Recreational Area and Kempson's Bridge on Hwy 395. Visit LakeMurrayCountry.com for more information.
Dreher Island State Park - This state park consists of three islands in Lake Murray linked to the shore by a causeway and two bridges. Enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and picnicking at this beautiful, must-see park. The park offers fully-furnished lakeside villas as well as two lake front camping areas. Visit the park website for more information.
Lake Greenwood - Discover Lake Greenwood's miles of scenic shoreline, located in the southwestern corner of Newberry County. This lake is a great place to enjoy year round boating and fishing. It's also home to the Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area, which provides camping facilities (for both tent and RV camping), playgrounds, several large picnic shelters, and an educational center, the John & Holly Self Drummond Conservation Education and Conference Center, that teaches about the history of our nation's state parks and other conservation projects.
Sumter National Forest - The Sumter National Forest covers 56,595 acres in Newberry County alone and provides complete outdoor recreational activities including hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, equestrian trails, picnicking, bird-watching, and primitive camping. Visit the forest website for more information.
Saluda River - Newberry County is bordered on the south by the Saluda River, which offers natural beauty and A public boat ramp for the Saluda River is located at Higgin's Bridge just off Hwy 121 south of Silverstreet. Access is also available at the Saluda River Resort.