Watch nature show off her beauty year-round in York County! No matter what you're into, there are so many ways to get outside and reconnect 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 water ways and easy water access - from Rock Hill's Riverwalk kayak launch right on the Catawba to the Buster Boyd Access Area putting you on the glassy waters of Lake Wylie! Bring your paddles and sunscreen and hop in for a fun day on the water! Don't have your own gear? That's alright! Kings Mountain State Park and the Anne Springs Close Greenway have rentals available!
Camping is another great activity to explore your outdoorsy side. Head to campgrounds like Ebenezer Park and Kings Mountain State Park for a more traditional camping experience to connect you with the great outdoors. For those who love "glamping," you can receive 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 camping best fits your style, you're sure to have fun!
Whether you're already a pro or just starting out, we've got biking trails and facilities for all skill levels. Head to Baxter Village Trails for a network of trails & roads totaling 9 miles or to the Rock Hill Outdoor Center for 5 different courses to cycle and mountain bike, including the City of Rock Hill's world-class Giordana 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 2,300 acres of preserved land or the Piedmont Medical Center Trail for a series of connecting trails to get your workout in. Here is a list of more hiking trails available in York County.