Saturday, June 02, 2007

Landsford Canal State Park

This past Wednesday Donna and I travelled to Landsford Canal State Park near Rock Hill, SC. This park features the largest known stand of rocky shoal spider lilies in the world. They are in bloom only from mid May to mid June, so seeing them is quite a rare treat. Photos just do no do justice to the shear magnitude of these beautiful plants.

We hiked a 3-mile trail that follows the water, and along the way we saw the remains of a canal system used from 1820-1835 as well as the remains of a mill and a bridge from the same time period. There is also a house on the grounds that was built in the 1790's; it is in remarkable condition for being over 200 years old.

On our way back to Highway 21 on Seegers Road, we spied a cemetery on the side of the road; it didn't look like much at first, but it turned out to be pretty incredible. It is surrounded by a stone wall and contains many old graves. It's a bit run down, but that just adds to the character.


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