Looking for a place to explore? Don’t want to travel too far? What about the town of Easley, South Carolina? We’ve got recommendations no matter your preference when it comes to adventure.
Easley is just 15 minutes from downtown Greenville and if you haven’t made time to explore this cute little town, here’s your chance. We’ve separated the recommendations by season, with plans to update them as new and exciting things get completed around town.
Looking for more fun in the area? Check out Kidding Around’s Guide To Pickens,SC.
A Warm Weather Day in Easley
- Wake up early and head to the Saluda Outdoor Center. Formerly The Saluda Yacht Club, the outfitter is under new ownership and exciting things are happening! Kidding Around’s Kristina recently went out with SUP State and had a blast paddling the Saluda River. You can read all about her Paddleboard Adventure with SUP State. The Outdoor Center also offers tubing and is in the process of building glamping cabins on the river.
- After an adventure on the river, you’ll have worked up an appetite! Head to one of my “top taco-eating destinations” in Greenville that has recently expanded to Easley. Papi’s Tacos offers up authentic Mexican Street food, along with a few local favorites that regulars to the Saturday Market in Greenville love.
- Spend some time at one of the many parks and playgrounds in Easley!
A Cool Weather Day in Easley
- Once the weather is cooler, activities that don’t include water seem more appropriate. The 8.4 mile Doodle rail trail, is something that my kids and I recently discovered, and they keep begging to go back. It connects Easley with Pickens County and is not nearly as busy as the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which lends itself to social distancing. You can bring the bikes or just walk it. We like to park at the Doodle Park and hop on the trail there because it has a clean restroom facility.
- If no one needs a nap after the trail, then everyone can be rewarded with some ice cream from one of our reader’s top picks for grabbing a milkshake in the Upstate. Good Karma ice cream serves up 32 flavors of ice cream for an almost infinite possibility for milkshake flavor combos!
- Now that you’ve no doubt stuffed yourself with a delicious milkshake, it’s time to walk it off by looking for the Trains on Main in Downtown Easley.
Other Things to Do In Easley
- Create your own “Park-Hop” in Easley
- Explore Nalley Brown Nature Park
There are more new and exciting things happening in the Easley area, like The Silos. This multipurpose venue will include a several restaurants, and a brewery.
What is your favorite thing to do in Easley? Let us know in the comments!