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Public Invited to Give Input on Saluda Grade Trail

September 21st 2023

Two public meetings have been scheduled on the Saluda Grade Trail—in Inman, SC on Oct. 17 and Columbus, NC on Oct. 19. The public is invited to drop in, learn more about the proposed trail, and share their goals, ideas, and concerns. RSVP and get more information at the link below.

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Spartanburg’s Duncan Park celebrating 100 years set for redevelopment

September 4th 2023

SPARTANBURG — Located on 60 acres of woodlands, the city’s Duncan Park provides a variety of outdoor recreational activities. The park is currently commemorating the 100th anniversary of when the land was donated to the city for public use. It’s been a popular destination with a baseball stadium built at the site in 1926. While the park remains among the best-known in the city, work continues to make it a more welcoming space for visitors. (By Chris Lavender, Post And Courier)

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With $23 million grant, PAL maps out Spartanburg’s trail expansion plan

August 24th 2023

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Spartanburg wants to expand its trail system into new areas of the city and county. Thursday night, residents got a first look at where the new trails will be built. Check out what PAL Trails Development Director Ned Barrett and community member Art have to say about the project. (By Kennedi Harris)

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Zip Trip - Saluda Grade Trail

August 18th 2023

PAL team member Sophi shares about the Saluda Grade Trail and the benefits this trail will have. (YOUR CAROLINA)

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Spartanburg's River Birch Trail sees 10K visitors since early June

July 11th 2023

The second phase of the River Birch Trail officially opened on June 29. It is a new segment of PAL's Daniel Morgan Trail System. PAL Executive Director Laura Ringo said the new trail segment was welcomed with the trail seeing almost 10,000 users since it was paved in early June. (Samantha Swann, Herald Journal)

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SC includes $10 million in new budget for the Saluda Grade Trail

June 22nd 2023

The Saluda Grade Trail Conservancy (“the Conservancy”) is pleased to share that the South Carolina State Legislature recently included $10 million in the 2023-2024 budget towards the purchase of the Saluda Grade Trail, which will run through Northern Spartanburg and Greenville Counties into the mountains of Western North Carolina.

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Spartanburg’s River Birch Trail is complete

June 4th 2023

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) After months of planning and construction, Spartanburg’s River Birch trail is complete. “We’re really really excited to see it completed, making this crossing over Lawson’s Fork Creek is a great connection to a popular commercial area behind me and a whole bunch of neighborhoods right and left upstream and downstream,” said Ned Barrett, trail development manager for PAL. (by: Elise Devlin, WSPA)

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Downtown Spartanburg trail extension opens, with more coming this year

June 1st 2023

Spartanburg’s River Birch Trail extension has been bridged over Lawsons Fork Creek and is now accessible from the Syndor Road trailhead all the way to Heywood Avenue. (By Christian Boschult, Post and Courier)

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