Pockets starting to look a little empty, but want to enjoy a nice day out in York County? No worries, we’ve all been there! York County has many activities you can do that fits your pockets -- some are even FREE! Below is a list of 10 activities you can do for $10 or less:
1. Opt Outside and Get Closer to Nature
Boasting 2,100 acres, The Anne Springs Close Greenway is home to many lakes, forests, and pastures that include trails for hiking, biking, kayaking, and horseback riding. The massive Greenway is open to visitors Monday-Thursday. That's an entire day's worth of fun for only $6 per person! Take a walk along the Catawba on The Piedmont Medical Center Trail. Located in the Riverwalk community, The Piedmont Medical Center Trail offers scenic views of the Catawba River and is a great location for outdoor activities. Providing ample space for walking, the trail is 10 feet wide and connects to nearby River Park allowing users to begin their 3.35-mile trip. Who doesn't love a gorgeous view while getting some exercise? You can also head to the newly renovated Ebenezer Park! Ebenezer Park is a 26 acre park that offers a wide variety of day use recreational opportunities.
2. Treat Yourself to a Beer on the YoCo Brew Trail
Experience York County through craft beer! From a beer that serves as the legal cornerstone of Rock Hill to a cider that transports you outside these city streets, there’s a taste here for everyone. Just download the Visit York County app to get your passport right at your fingertips.
3. Spend Time at a Local Farm
Spend some time at a few of York County's many farms! The Peach Tree Orchard has fresh local produce, canned goods and flowers. While you're there, get a taste of their 32 flavors of Deluxe ice cream! Another local favorite, Black's Peaches is a family owned business and has been growing sweet, delicious peaches since 1923. They even offer strawberry field trips in the Spring! Packed with fun, Bush-N-Vine is also a local farm that has endless activities such as a hiking trail, picnic tables, pick-your-own-crops and even an observational bee hive! Keep an eye out in June because there will be more than two dozen farms to visit for free during the Ag & Art Festival.
4. Grab Something Sweet on the YoCo Taste Trail
Download the Visit York County, SC app and start making your way on the YoCo Taste Trail! Cupcrazed Cakery even offers $2 Tuesday -- when all cupcakes, brownies & slices of pie are $2. You can also head to PW's Ice Cream for a quick scoop or delicious milk shake!
5. Explore Kings Mountain State & National Military Park
If you're an outdoorsy person, Kings Mountain State Park is the perfect place for you! You only need $2 to gain admission, and then the mountain is your playground for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking and camping! If you're into history, head down the road to Kings Mountain National Military Park to learn at the site of the Battle of Kings Mountain, an important part of the history of the Revolutionary War. Admission to the National Military Park is free.
6. Get Competitive at Mr. Putty’s Fun Park
Have some fun at Mr. Putty’s Fun Park in Tega Cay, SC. This fun park offers miniature golf, basketball, bungee jumping, aerial ropes course, fun attractions and so much more! $10 is just enough for a fun night with friends, your family or just by yourself.
7. Take a Walk in a Gallery or Marvel at York County's Murals
The Arts Council of York County manages 7 galleries in York County including the Center for the Arts and The Loading Dock Gallery at the Gettys Art Center. They are currently offering virtual gallery exhibits for free that you can explore on your own time! Not a fan of being inside? There are over 10 murals just waiting to be the backdrop for your next Instagram pic! We've even organized them by location to make them easier to find.
8. Level Up Your Spice Game a PuckerButt Pepper Company
Looking for something a little outside of the box? Check out PuckerButt Pepper Company in Downtown Fort Mill! PuckerButt is home of the World's Hottest Pepper -- Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper. Scared to take the plunge? At PuckerButt, you can try any sauce for free before committing to a purchase!
9. Engage in Retail Therapy
In need of some retail therapy? Check out the multiple shopping centers around York County! If you're looking for a one stop shop -- head to Yorkville Marketplace. From plants to pottery to clothing, you're guaranteed to find something within budget. Looking for something ultra unique? Try The Downtown Artistry and The Mercantile in Rock Hill or Soak in Fort Mill.
10. Check out a Local Museum in -- Person or Virtually
Did you know that York County is home to over 10 museums? Currently, Fort Mill History Museum is open to the public for free on Saturdays between 10am-4pm. Gallery 120 in Clover is a community art gallery open to the public Monday - Friday from 9am to 6pm. Not ready to venture out? Get cultured at home and tune into the virtual programming through Historic Brattonsville or Museum of York County. Head to their Facebook pages to browse all upcoming programs!