Labor Day weekend is a time to enjoy family, friends, and of course celebrate the holiday. It is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the great activities York County has to offer.


1. Carowinds

The summer solstice hasn’t come to an end yet. That means last minute summertime fun before the school year picks up. Carowinds is a fun way to enjoy roller coasters, eat delicious meals and enjoy taking a splash in Carolina Harbor waterpark. For more information on tickets click the headline link. 


2. Catawba River

Relax down the Catawba River for Labor Day Weekend! Come float, kayak, or canoe, whichever you prefer. Put in at the Lake Wylie Dam on New Grey Rock Road and then get out at Riverwalk Carolinas. We've got tips for the best floating experience in the headline. If you are not a fan of aquatics, no worries just hike along the Catawba River on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail at Riverwalk Carolinas. 


3. YoCo Brew trail

Are you interested in expanding your drink palate with some intriguing ciders and beers? The interactive YoCo Brew trail offers numerous of breweries and cider shops with an added incentive. Download the York County Visitors Center app to receive an exclusive T-Shirt after you’ve checked into 6 breweries. You can even complete the brew trail via the free bus service My Ride Rock Hill! Drink responsibly.


4. Mr. Stumpy’s Axe Throwing

I need to "axe" you a question. Have you ever wondered how it felt to live the life of a lumberjack? Well, why not chop it up with some friends, over axe throwing. Mr. Stumpy's Axe Throwing offers a fun way to bond with axes and a wide selection of drinks at their bar. So, come on down and possibly pop open a drink or two with your axe.


5. Southtown Wake Park

Southtown is a wakeboard complex that offers individual the luxury of wakeboarding with support of an overhead cable ski system. Outside of wakeboarding, their new Aqua Park offers guests to enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking and challenging outdoor games. Even the kids can have fun with their new inflatable obstacle course, Aqua Park. What better way to cool off and beat the heat than to make a splash? Ticket pricing for passes includes a getting started pass for $20, a 2-hour pass for $30, a 4-hour pass for $40, and an all-day pass for $50.


6. Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Farm

Windy Hill is the home of everything apples. If you are of age, you can enjoy a variety of hard ciders with their available tasting at their cider bar. Hayrides and apple picking are available as well. Since you have all the “in-cider” information, what are you going to do with it?


7. Go get Ice Cream

We all scream for ice cream. The heat isn’t going to slow down anything soon, but with a nice cool ice cream in a cup or cone (whichever you prefer) can help you beat the heat. Check out some off York County’s sweet and cold ice cream shops the Labor Day weekend.


8. Papa Doc’s Shore Club

For some people, food is the center of their happiness. Papa Doc's Shore Club on Lake Wylie is a perfect place to enjoy family and friends over a nice meal with killer views. Guest have the luxury of dining out on the dock or inside the restaurant. If you love all things seafood to gourmet burgers, Papa Docs will satisfy your taste buds.


9. Anne Springs Close Greenway

The Greenway is 2,100 acres of preserved land with different amenities like hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails for everyone. This Labor Day weekend, the greenway is hosting a Treeshaker mountain bike challenge on Aug 31. Categories from 3 hours to 6 hours races are available for solo females, solo males and more. A great time to be one with mother nature.


10. Play some golf

Hit the links this weekend, enjoy a round of golf at some of the cheapest prices in the area. Try the Tega Cay Golf Club 27 hole course and then stop for a bite to eat at the Shore Club. Click the link for an insider's guide on golf in the area.