The rain should be finishing up by Friday morning, giving the ground a little bit of time to dry out before some planned outdoor activities this weekend, including Saturday morning’s guided hike at Musgrove Mill, and a volunteer-driven Community Cleanup morning.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday March 7, the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will be offering a guided hike of the battlefield trail. The Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, which occurred on August 19th, 1780, was a vital turning point in the Patriot’s fight for independence on the South Carolina Backcountry. This 2 hour Ranger-led hike will cover the 1.5-mile battlefield trail, during which you will learn about why the battle was fought at Musgrove Mill, who participated, and what occurred during the battle.
The cost of the hike is just $5.00 a person. Space is limited, so reservations are required in advance. Reserve your spot by contacting the park at (864) 938-0100, or [email protected] It’s a slower, information-oriented hike and is family friendly. Meet at the Visitor’s Center between 9:45am-10:00am and the hike will begin at 10:00am. For more information, contact the park at (864) 938-0100 or e-mail us at [email protected]. www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.
For those who would like to help spiff up the county before the summer tourism-season begins, Saturday is also the Community Cleanup Day, when the Laurens County Community Cleanup is partnering with the Lake Greenwood Cleanup, sponsored by the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce and Connect Lake Greenwood, respectively.