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With the best of all seasons in York County, there are so many ways to get outside and connect with nature. Let our wide open spaces, rivers, gardens, and fields of green gently renew your senses and invigorate your spirit.


Kayaking is one of the most popular activities in York County due to our number of waterways and easy water access. From Rock Hill's Riverwalk kayak launch to the Buster Boyd Access Area and Allison Creek Park, grab your paddles and sunscreen for a fun day on the water. Don't have your own gear? Kings Mountain State Park and the Anne Springs Close Greenway have rentals available.


Head to campgrounds like Allison Creek Park and Kings Mountain State Park for a more traditional camping experience that connects you with the great outdoors. Those who love "glamping" can enjoy a full-on resort-like experience at the Fort Mill KOA, which features amenities like a full-service lounge and mini-golf. No matter which type of camping best fits your style, you will surely have a night to remember.


Whether you're already a pro or just starting out, York County offers biking trails and facilities for all skill levels. Head to Baxter Village Trails for a network of trails and roads totaling nine miles or to the Rock Hill Outdoor Center for five different courses to cycle and mountain bike, including the City of Rock Hill's world-class Rock Hill Velodrome. Check out our Bike York County page for a complete list of cycling routes.


For marathon sprinters and relaxing strollers alike, York County offers dozens of trails, both paved and dirt, for hiking. Check out The Greenway for 2,100 acres of preserved land or the Piedmont Medical Center Trail for a series of connecting trails to get your workout in. The Piedmont Medical Center Trail is a key segment of the regional Carolina Thread Trail that links 15 counties in North and South Carolina connecting more than two million people. Learn more about York County hiking trails on our blog.



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