With Earth Day coming up April 22 and the weather warming up, check out five ways to dig into nature across the Grand Strand and Lowcountry.
Each place or park has something special in the works among many programs in the next month. Myrtle Beach State Park has its second annual “Totally Turtles!” celebration May 3, and Huntington Beach State Park has an outdoor movie showing on April 25 with “The Big Year,” a comedy about a birding competition, and another campout geared to families on May 17-18.
Across from the latter state park, Brookgreen Gardens is pumped up for its annual “Plantacular Sale” this Saturday and Sunday with greenery grown in its greenhouses and sold to visitors to being home and take root in a home garden.
Southward, Hobcaw Barony and the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have special events such as a Bellefield Plantation tour next Thursday and celebrating Earth Day April 22 with a project to build a bluebird nesting box to tote home to hang. Nature Adventures Outfitters Inc. of Awendaw also will get wild with different hikes in the Francis Marion National Forest, with several hikes planned in the next month.
So review the respective sites’ schedules and get knee deep in the nature and scenery that has helped define the S.C. landscape along the coast and inland.
Myrtle Beach State Park
Huntington Beach State Park
Hobcaw Barony (and North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve)