TrySports

While the name of the store may imply a focus on the sport of triathlon, TrySports is a store for athletes of all sports. Service is the number one priority for this Carolina chain, which specializes in fitting running shoes, bicycles, and other athletic gear, such as yoga products and weightlifting equipment. All of the store’s employees are athletes of …

The Battery

It might be the most popular tourist spot in Charleston, but the Battery is also a great place for fitness enthusiasts to do some sightseeing while getting a workout in! The massive houses lining the Charleston Harbor are breathtaking, and the cannons at White Point Garden provide some great fodder for history buffs. This fortified seawall can be found at …

Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island might be kind of a strange recommendation, since it’s not intentionally a fitness resource – it’s a town. Directly across the water from Mount Pleasant and the mainland, Sullivan’s Island is home to the historic Fort Moultrie, previously known as Fort Sullivan, and was the site of a major battle during the Revolutionary War. Today, the small island …

Pitt Street Bridge Recreation Area

Once the main connector between Mount Pleasant and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, the Pitt Street Bridge today is a beautiful oasis for those looking to enjoy a view of Charleston’s famous salt marshes during a workout. When the new bridge was built to connect Sullivan’s Island to the main land, the Pitt Street Bridge was abandoned and later converted …

James Island County Park

Local fitness enthusiasts know James Island County Park as the home of the Charleston County Sprint Triathlon Series, which hosts events throughout the summer months. The park features 4.2 miles of paved multi-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians in addition to a host of other amenities, including the Outdoor Center. Unique to James Island County Park, the Outdoor Center features …

West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway

The West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway offer a convenient and safe recreation option for cyclists and pedestrians alike. The West Ashley Greenway stretches 10.5 miles through the neighborhoods of West Ashley (on the western side of the Ashley River, naturally) and is primarily a fine dirt and gravel unpaved multi-use path. Portions of the trail are paved with asphalt, but …

Cooper River Bridge

Charleston’s most popular running spot and home of the famous Cooper River Bridge Run is also one of the best places to get a beautiful view of the peninsula. The suspension bridge, completed in 2005, was designed specifically to accommodate bicycle and pedestrian activities, so there is a designated concrete multi-use path separated from traffic by a concrete barrier. The …

Wannamaker County Park

Wannamaker County Park is a fantastic resource for those looking to maintain their fitness on the road. The main portion of the park features approximately 2.5 miles of paved asphalt walking and biking trails and 2.5 miles of nature trails, plus a large dog park where Fido can romp off-leash! The dog park features separate areas for small and large …

Sawmill Branch Trail

The residential hub of Summerville, SC, located just north of Charleston, is blessed with one of the longest continuous multi-use greenways in the greater Charleston area. The Sawmill Branch Trail is an asphalt multi-use path stretching 6.1 miles along the Sawmill Branch that is enjoyed by cyclists and pedestrians alike. The trail is easily accessible from Interstate 26, and two …