# 12 - Old Santee Canal Park 

 Rated: Easy 

 3+ miles of walking paths 

 

 The Old Santee Canal Park in downtown Moncks 

 Corner offers hours of easy adventure for families. 

 The park is the site of America's first canal, which 

 began operating in 1800. There are over 3 miles 

 of walking paths, with lots of interesting raised 

 boardwalks and bridges. You'll traverse the quiet 

 Biggin Creek and are guaranteed to see wildlife; 

 common sightings are egrets, herons, turtles, deer 

 and maybe even an alligator! In addition to the 

 beautiful walking trails, there's an interpretative 

 center, landing with excellent views of the Tailrace 
-Canal (Cooper River), picnic facilities, and the 
 Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center. 

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 Allowed 

 on leash 

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Difficulty:  Easy. 

Distance:  3+ miles of walking paths.

Time:  Plan 2 - 4 hours to enjoy everything this park has to offer.

Trail Surface:  Mixed surface; raised wood boardwalks, dirt, concrete.

Crowds:  Varies from light to heavy. The weekends are the busiest with family adventurers. 

Precautions:  Biting insects can be formidable in warmer months. Bring insect repellent. You're likely to see a good bit of wildlife; make an effort to not disturb it!

Parking:  900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. 

Contact:  oldsanteecanalpark.org. 843-899-5200.

Hours:  Open Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Admission:  $5 per person. $3 for Senior/AAA/Military. FREE for children (6 & younger).

Weather at the Park:  Click HERE

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