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Swamp Rabbit Trail named among best fall foliage bike trails in the U.S.

The kudos keep coming for Greenville and the Upstate, with the Swamp Rabbit Trail recently ranking sixth on the list of Best Fall Foliage Bike Trails in the U.S., published by TimeOut, a global media and leisure company.

While most of us probably do our annual leaf peeping by car, many enjoy the burst of fall colors along scenic hiking and biking trails throughout the Upstate and nearby North Carolina, the home of another top trail on the Best Fall Foliage Bike Trails list.

TimeOut’s Top 7 list of the greatest bike trails in the U.S. with fall foliage views are:

  1. Jim Thorpe, PA: Lehigh Gorge Trail
  2. Lexington, KY: Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  3. Swain County, NC: Blue Ridge Parkway
  4. Fort Worth, TX: Trinity Trails
  5. Aurora, NY: Long Point State Park
  6. Greenville, SC: Swamp Rabbit Trail
  7. Lake Forest, IL: Middlefork Savanna Trail

Here’s what TimeOut says about the Swamp Rabbit Trail:

“A top-notch bike trail is a welcome perk in most towns, but this one is truly the hub of its community in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Running nearly 20 miles along the Reedy River on an old railroad bed, the paved Swamp Rabbit Trail brought the once-sleepy town to life and continues to draw cyclists of all ages and skill levels to the stretch between Greenville and Travelers Rest.”

And here’s what TimeOut said about Swain County, NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway:

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“Known for its long autumn season and spectacular fall foliage, North Carolina is the perfect place to take in a kaleidoscope of orange, red and yellow leaves along the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. Stretching 469 miles between Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the motorway is lined with yellow, red, and orange dogwood, sassafras and maple trees making for a gorgeous ride no matter how many miles you put in.”

Click HERE for the full story at TimeOut.

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