Painted Bunting perched on branch, male with multi-color plumage
Painted Bunting perched on branch, male with multi-color plumage
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Grassland-Woodland Trail

Life is abound through open grassland and dense forest.
Photo: Julie Torkomian
Photo: Julie Torkomian
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Grassland-Woodland Trail

Life is abound through open grassland and dense forest.

Our new trail system meanders through Longleaf Pine, grassland and woodland habitats being restored by Audubon South Carolina. Free to the public and open from sunrise to sunset, the new trails give visitors the opportunity to explore a new section of the sanctuary in beautiful Harleyville, SC. The diverse habitat attracts birds and other wildlife not typically seen on the Beidler Forest boardwalk, such as Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, Blue Grosbeaks, Loggerhead Shrikes, Eastern Bluebirds, Purple Martins, and many sparrow species.

Parking for the trails are located only a few feet from the Beidler Forest gate off Mim's Road. Be sure to watch the bird feeders for buntings, woodpeckers, and sparrows!

Trail Guidelines:

  • Trails are open from sunrise to sunset
  • Please stay on the marked trails at all times
  • Trails are open for foot travel only
  • Dispose of all trash properly, including any found on trails
  • Supervise children at all times
  • To benefit all visitors, maintain respectful noise levels

The following are not permitted on the sanctuary:

  • Dogs, horses and other animals
  • Bicycles, ATVs and other vehicles
  • Smoking, vaping, alcohol or illegal substances
  • Hunting, firearms or other weapons of any type
  • Disturbing, feeding or handling wildlife
  • Scratching, cutting or damaging trees
  • Removing plants or digging into soil
  • Fires or burning for any reason
The sun rising behind morning dew collected within the needles of young Longleaf Pines and grasses creates a scintillating landscape. Photo: Richard Covey
The trail currently boasts three bridges to bypass drainage ditches cut into the property before it was acquired by Audubon. Photo: Richard Covey

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