Nestled into the Town of Fort Mill is a 2,100 acre nature preserve donated by the Anne Springs Close family. The land was dedicated to public to forever remain as it is, while the area around it booms with housing and business development.

The nature preserve offers countless activities, but is most known for its fantastic hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and horseback riding. Learn more about the horseback riding here.

The Anne Springs Close Greenway has strong ties to history with the land being connected to the Catawba Indians and the Civil War, with part of the historic Nation Ford road running through the Greenway.

The Greenway offers guided hikes regularly that include topics like history, nature, and general information about the Greenway. Find all of the Greenway’s events here.

The Greenway is home to a 40 mile network of trails and hidden gems like the Graham Cabin, that belonged to evangelist Billy Graham’s grandfather. You can read more about the cabin here. A 1940’s Dairy Barn anchors the nature park and serves as a wedding and event venue.

Other gems on the Greenway include Lake Haigler, the swinging bridge, and the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park.

The Dog Park is membership only, but is a dog’s paradise. A 12 acre enclosed dog park includes off-leash trails for your furry friend.

As a non-profit organization, the Greenway depends on memberships, program fees as well as private donations to support annual operations.

Main entrances include Lake Haigler, Adventure Road and the Dairy Barn, all of which provide additional information and trail maps.

For more information about annual memberships, click here.