River Falls Park

September 16, 2012  •  1 Comment

River Falls Park, Duncan, SC

 

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.


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Pixel Peeper(non-registered)
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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