Photo courtesy of Brett Barest
Cedar Falls Park
Aside from the waterfall at Falls Park in the heart of Downtown Greenville, the Reedy River struggles to impress. It is just shallow and narrow enough to question if it is qualified to identify as a... Read More
Aside from the waterfall at Falls Park in the heart of Downtown Greenville, the Reedy River struggles to impress. It is just shallow and narrow enough to question if it is qualified to identify as a river, rather than a large creek or stream. Downstream from Greenville, however, the Reedy puts that question to rest at Cedar Falls Park. There, it widens to 200' over boulders and remnants of dams for power plants and grist mills of long-gone generations. As you walk its banks, it is hard to imagine that this is the same water that flows through our city's center and it is nothing short of mind blowing when you first lay eyes on it. Paved and natural hiking trails and a short jaunt to Happy Cow Creamery make the whole experience all the more satisfying.
- Outdoor Activities: "Blink and you will miss your turn to the park. If you cross the bridge over the river, you have gone too far â" a lesson it has taken me a half dozen times to fully process."
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Cedar Falls is an eye-opening sight that lets you know that Downtown Greenville's meandering Reedy River grows up to be a powerful force just downstream.