Explore the hundreds of acres of untouched swamp forest that make up Frances Beidler Forest. Shaded by Spanish moss, an elevated boardwalk takes you along black water streams and past ancient trees.
After the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank a Union vessel during the Civil War, the boat and its crew mysteriously vanished. The submarine was discovered in 1995 and can now be viewed on weekends at the old Charleston Naval Base in North Charleston.
Old Santee Canal Park
Rent a canoe or kayak at the park facilities and paddle the peaceful water around Old Santee Canal Park. The park includes more than four miles of boardwalks and trails for hiking or running and history and nature exhibits in the interpretative center there.
There is plenty of antebellum history, so spend an afternoon exploring one of the preserved plantations or gardens that dot the area. Middleton Place, Magnolia Plantations and Gardens and Drayton Hall all make for interesting visits.
In North Charleston, you are surrounded by history, natural beauty and plenty of outdoor activities. Spend a day walking through historic Charleston or head over to Sullivan's Island or Isle of Palms for the beach or water sports.
Article Written By Ashley Talley
Ashley Talley has been a professional writer for more than 10 years, specializing in travel and health. Her work has been published in "Coastal Living" magazine, "Wrightsville Beach Magazine" and "Choice," an anthology praised by "Vanity Fair" and the "LA Times." She graduated from Brown University with honors and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina.