JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Columbia, SC Attractions - Sesquicentennial State Park in Northeast Columbia

Columbia, SC Attractions - Sesquicentennial State Park in Northeast Columbia

Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC Attractions - Sesquicentennial State Park in Northeast Columbia 

 

Located just off busy Two Notch Road in Northeast Columbia, SC, Sesquicentennial State Park offers a great departure from the hustle and bustle if everyday life. Originally developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a program designed by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930's to provide work during the Great Depression, Sesquicentennial State Park is now one of Columbia, SC's favorite green areas. in fact some of the buildings built by the CCC are still in use today. Once ride out into the country, with the growth of Northeast Columbia in the past few decades, the park is now in the center of one of Columbia's largest and fastest growing suburbs.

 

Columbia, SC Attractions - Sesquicentennial State Park in Northeast Columbia

 

 Sesquicentennial State Park is 1,419 acres of lush and green, natural space backed with wildlife and fun for everybody. There are several nature trails that range from .4 miles to 3.5 miles, the longest of which being a dirt road sized path that circles it's way around the lake. There is a bike trail that's just over 6 miles and takes you to the far side of the park through the woods and further into the sandhills of Northeast Columbia, SC.

 Arguably Sesquicentennials main attraction is the pristine 30 acre lake located at the heart of the park. Surrounded by majestic, old hardwoods and hearty pines, the lake is a perfect place for a walk, jog, picnic, or just to relax and watch the ducks. Fishing is allowed and often park goers will see other visitors taking full advantage of this offering. While gas motors are not allowed, you are welcome to bring your own boat, but you must use either paddles or an electric motor.

Columbia, SC Attractions - Sesquicentennial State Park in Northeast Columbia

 

 If you don't have your own boat, that's not a problem, there are paddle boats and canoes available for rent or by the day. And if you're not really into boating, you can always hang out on the many picnic tables and picnic areas scattered all around the lake.

 So if you're looking for an opportunity to make your way back to nature or just get away for a while, then I suggest you make your way out to Sesquicentennial State Park and relax for a while. If you come out between 7:30 and 8:00 am Monday through Friday, you may even run into to me on the 3.5 mile loop around the lake. I walk there with my Father on a daily basis. So come out and see what one of Columbia, SC's favorite parks has to offer you. And if you want to bring a furry friend, dogs are allowed, but they must be on a leash and there is even a dog park near the front of the park.

Columbia, SC Attractions - Sesquicentennial State Park in Northeast Columbia

 

 

 

Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, SC is located at 9564 Two Notch Rd. The park is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm in the Fall and Winter and 7 am to 9 pm in daylight savings time. The park's office can be reached at 1-803-788-2706.

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Columbia, SC Attractions - Sesquicentennial State Park in Northeast Columbia

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JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsJL Boney, III • August 15 2009 04:05PM

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JL...

I enjoyed your tour of the park. I feel as though I have already been there!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 9 years ago

JL, this sounds like a restful stop for anyone and I loved the background and the fact that is such a huge park.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

JL

It looks like a great place to spend the day with the family.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

JL...that is quite a park you featured.   I have seen so many places that interest me that my AR friends have posted, that I know I need to contact them before I visit their areas!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 9 years ago

Richard- It's a really cool spot if you get a chance to visit.

Gary- There is certainly a lot of space there, I have covered a lot of it myself.

Lou- It really is my friend.

Bill- I certainly plan to contact some AR people in my travels so I know where I need to visit in there area.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Hi JL-This sounds like such a wonderful place to go to relax and have some fun. It has a lot to offer. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. <SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Sharon- It's only a few miles away from our home and I go about 5 times a week. Hope you had a great weekend.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

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