Vereen Memorial Gardens is a hidden gem that features picnicking, hiking, bicycling, birding, fishing and a nature trail.
Outdoorsy types will appreciate the wide variety of plants and trees, highlighted by interpretive signage. A three-mile loop of trails through the 114-acre park allows users to travel through beautiful woods and boardwalks over the salt marsh. Find serenity at an observation deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
The park also features the Vereen family cemetery, which includes Revolutionary War graves, and one of the few stretches of the Kings Highway to retain its unpaved original appearance.
Prepare for a moderate drive – the park is about half an hour from Myrtle Beach and an hour from Murrells Inlet.
More Information: http://www.lovemyrtlebeach.net/vereen-memorial-gardens.html
Location: 2250 South Carolina Highway 179 in Little River
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.