Sesqui: Come Out & Play!

Sesqui: Come Out & Play!

I love the tagline for South Carolina’s State Parks:  “Come Out & Play!”  How perfect is that!  My husband and I decided to do just that by camping at Sesquicentennial State Park last weekend.  Sesqui (as the locals call it) is near Columbia, South Carolina, and it’s lovely.  I’ll keep words to a minimum on this post.  Enjoy the photos of this beautiful park!

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This is the beginning of the 2-mile trail around the lake.
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The trees on this part of the trail are just stunning.
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I like the reflections in this picture of the pond.  It’s hard to tell where the trees end the the reflection begins!
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The trail around the pond is paved, so it’s stroller-friendly.
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There are benches along the trail…
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…and the trails are well marked.  (If you’re on the white trail, you follow the white arrows.)  There are hiking trails as well as a mountain bike trail.
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biking Sooooo pretty!  And peaceful!
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Campsite sweet campsite!  (Watch for a future post about how to get started camping.)
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The park offers very affordable rentals for canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and stand up paddle boards.
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This was my first time canoeing!  When we kayak, Gene and I each have our own kayaks, so I wasn’t sure how sharing one boat would go.  We had a great time and were still speaking to each other when we got back to shore!
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We enjoyed our weekend at Sesqui!  It’s perfect for a day trip or a weekend camping trip.  Check it out!

Do you have a favorite state park?  Share in the comments below so we can all get some good recommendations!

 

Come Out & Play in your South Carolina State Parks!
Come Out & Play in your South Carolina State Parks!

3 thoughts on “Sesqui: Come Out & Play!

  1. My favorite state park is on Amelia Island. Fort Clinch!

    So how did you like canoeing? Did you like it better or less than kayaking?

    1. I might’ve gone to Fort Clinch when I was growing up…a really, really long time ago. I should go again! Canoeing. I didn’t expect to like it at all, but I really did! Canoeing with Gene definitely requires less energy than paddling my own kayak. I like both!

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