River Falls Park
We finally had a free weekend afternoon with good weather and decided to try out a couple of local parks that we had not visited before. The first park we visited is a large baseball complex with a dozen fields and associated facilities. Not exactly a place to go rest for an afternoon. Thus we decided to visit River Falls Park which is just a few miles away from the baseball park.
River Falls Park is a small park with picnic tables and benches near the library branch in Duncan, South Carolina. I have always meant to go by there, but it kept slipping my mind until this weekend. It crosses over a small river which passes through an industrial area. However, the park itself is sheltered from those facilities with quite a bit of tree cover. It is a nice little park situated in the river channel and embankment. It is a bit difficult to get in a good location to photograph the small rapids and the footbridge. At least it was on this first visit. I didn't have any waterproof boots with me, so I didn't want to wade into the creek. Plus, the sun was going down in the upstream direction which makes the exposure a bit tricky to photograph in that direction. It would probably be better for that earlier in the day. However, this was really only a scouting trip and a chance to get out with the family, so I was traveling fairly light. Just the camera, a lens, and the tripod.
I think it might be a good place for fall colors in a few weeks. Hope to get back there to find out.
It looks very peaceful and relaxing!
And I understand about visiting your local attractions. There is always this mindset, "Oh, we live here and we can see this any time!" - and then you NEVER go. You really have to make a conscious effort and play tourist in your own state every so often.
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