Where will next weekend take you?
Cruising down a country road on 600 ccs,
or down a wooded pathway on 10 speeds?
Floating with friends on a warm, gentle river
or paddling in the sun with your best, four-legged pal?
You can hit 18 award-winning links, or picnic in a sculpture-filled park.
Explore centuries-old settlements, or tuck into unforgettable country cooking.
Why choose just one thing – when you can do it all?
It’s time to Do More in Dorchester County!
Just a short drive from bustling Lowcountry cities, we offer plenty of natural beauty and memory-making activities.
Pro tip: put away your phone and focus on the moment!
Hit the trails at the 70-acre Rosebrock Park, where pathways wind through bottomland forest and wetlands. Or run the rails of the abandoned train tracks that run along Highway 78, and essentially the length of the county, linking the quaint and historic villages of Dorchester, St. George and Reevesville. Feeling more urban? Head for the 6-mile Sawmill Branch Trail that links Gahagan Park to the Oakbrook area which is home to Colonial Dorchester State Park and Jessen Boat Landing.
The Ashley River Blue Trail is easily accessed from our county walk-in kayak/canoe landing at Bacons Bridge, providing access to 30 miles of languid waters. The winding blue trail starts at Great Cypress Swamp and ends at Charles Town Landing, down Charleston way. And don’t miss the black waters of the Edisto, the longest of its kind in North America, which is a favorite for canoe and kayak enthusiasts.
world-class birding at the 18,000-acre Beidler Forest.
Dorchester County is one of those rare places where you can get a little lost, without ever being truly lost! Set your GPS aside and hit the highway (61, 17-A, 178…it’s your choice!) and just see what you find. Whether you encounter a great Barbecue joint, or a picturesque farm stand, or a historic chapel of ease, there’s sure to be at least one reason (we’re betting on more) to pull over and visit a spell.
Dorchester County is home to twenty-plus parks and playgrounds that offer abundant experiences, from exploring sculpture gardens in Azalea Park to Colonial Fort Dorchester, a state park dedicated to interpreting the lives of early settlers on the riverway.
It’s possible we have more golf tees per capita than most other South Carolina destinations. Whether seeking pro-level golf or just getting started, duffers can experience top play at five semi-private or public courses sprinkled throughout the county.
Best of all: South Carolina’s climate allows for play nearly every day of the year, so throw your sticks in the trunk and head to Dorchester County!
- Coosaw Creek Country Club
- Legend Oaks Plantation Golf Club
- Summerville Country Club
- The Club at Pine Forest
- The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation