Summerville, SC Chamber

Recreation Facilities and Outdoor Activities

Recreation facilities and outdoor activities are available year-round. The mild climate and close proximity of freshwater lakes and rivers and coastal salt-water areas allow residents to enjoy boating, fishing and many other water sports. Boat ramps are within a 30-minute drive. Golf course and country club facilities are available at several local private and semi-private clubs. Opportunities for kayaking, equestrian activities and other sports are readily available with at least six stable facilities in and around Summerville.

Middleton Place Outdoor Program
The property surrounding the Inn at Middleton Place has been blessed with astounding natural beauty and abundant wildlife. An outdoor experience here will quiet the mind and nurture the soul. Take advantage of the outdoor excursions offered by the Inn's Outdoor Program.

Various tours are available to Inn guests and non-inn guests alike. Guests are invited to join at a per person or per boat fee for both the rentals and guided tours. All activities have a set daily schedule of availability. The Inn has put out the welcome mat for all kinds of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, while helping to protect the local environment. The property is now recognized as an official National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Backyard Wildlife Habitat site. The Inn has joined the many habitat enthusiasts who, with the help of the NWF, have turned their backyards into enticing wildlife refuges.

The town offers one of the finest sports facilities in the greater Charleston area. The Gahagan Plantation Community Park features six lighted softball/baseball fields, a children's climbing structure and play area, ample parking, and currently under development, a lighted combination football/soccer field. The facility has been host to a number of premier softball tournaments. Other facilities serving the community are as follows:

Azalea Park
South Main Street (17-A)
South Magnolia Street
• Tennis Courts and Walking Paths

Saul Alexander Playground
Laurel Street
• Tennis Courts, Children's Playground, Pavilion

Huger Playground
West Richardson Avenue
• Children's Playground

Alston Playground
Hwy 78 West
• Baseball Fields

Shepard Park
Intersection of Parkwood Drive and Simmons Lane
• Children's Playground, Park and Pond Boundary Street Ballfields and Complex

West Boundary Street
• Softball/Baseball Fields

Sawmill Branch Walk/Bike Trail
Begins Gahagan Road and Ends _ mile beyond Luden Drive
• 10' Wide Asphalt Walk/Bike Trail

Hutchison Square
South Main Street (17-A)
• Landscaped Town Square

Jessen Boat Landing
Ashley River and Ladson Road
• Walk Trail Overlooking the Ashley River,
Picnic Shelter

Gahagan Plantation Community Park
West Boundary Street
• Children's Playground, Softball/Football Fields

Newington Plantation Circle
Newington Plantation
• 2 acres of green space, no amenities

Walnut Street Playground
Small children's playground.

Givhans Ferry State Park
• Camping, cabins, hiking, fishing, picnicking and river access.


Coosaw Creek Country Club - Full service clubhouse and outstanding Arthur Hills golf.

Legend Oaks Golf Club - A must-play adventure surrounded by oak trees 250 years old.

Miler Country Club - Affordable rates, practice green, grill/lounge, tennis courts, 18 holes, golf pro shop.

Pine Forest Country Club - Golf course rated "four stars" by Golf Digest

The Links of Summerville - A par three, nine-hole course in a rural location that is home to all types of wildlife ranging from ospreys to alligators.

Wescott Plantation in North Charleston - City-owned 27-hole course. The three nines are cut through thick strands of Carolina hardwoods, and the setting is more reminiscent of North Carolina or Georgia than it is the Low Country. Low profile bunkers, tranquil water hazards, and clearly defined landing areas.


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