Kayak the Lowcountry

Spring in the Lowcountry


March 12, 2020

Spring is in full swing in South Carolina, and Kiawah Island features no shortage of nearby activities for families to enjoy as the weather warms up. From thrilling adventure parks to tranquility-inducing nature walks, the possibilities for spending the extra sunlight hours around Timbers Kiawah are endless. As always, our team is on hand to help plan the perfect day of fun, even if that means relaxing by the beach with a good book. Discover endless curated adventure from our Lowcountry paradise.

Kayaking

Embrace the beauty and peace of Kiawah Island one paddle-stroke at a time with miles upon miles of winding kayak routes and trails close to the property. On an adventure through our beautiful estuaries and marshes, paddlers will see an abundance of wildlife (and an absence of tourists), allowing time and space to quietly absorb the surroundings. Whether you prefer to borrow a kayak from Timbers Kiawah, rent a kayak on your own or travel with an expert guide, our team is happy to plan the perfect outing for you and your family.

Zipline and Ropes Course 

If your family loves the Lowcountry but prefers to be high in the sky, two thrilling nearby adventures might appeal. At Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, three expert-designed, outdoor adventure courses allow you to go at your own pace to navigate a series of obstacles and challenges as high as 35 feet in the air. From beginner to expert, the park is colored-coded much like a ski resort for all ages and adventure levels. The park, located approximately 30 minutes from the resort, features state-of-the-art safety and harness equipment and has received many awards.

If zipping through the trees is more your style, then you and your family will love the experience at Charleston Zipline Adventures, approximately one hour from Timbers Kiawah. The adrenaline-pumping activity features ziplines up to 65-feet high and up to 750 feet in length, plus three towers and three swinging bridges. The canopy tour is led by two guides and is the perfect activity for groups of up to 10 people. For younger adventurers, the park features an exclusive Kids Zipline course, for ages five to 10.

History

History buffs will rejoice with hundreds of fascinating cultural activities and points of interest located near the resort—especially enjoyable during spring’s mild temperatures. Charleston is South Carolina’s oldest city, established in 1670, and today is home to over 1400 significantly historic buildings, including America’s first theatre, The Dock Street Theatre (1736) and America’s first museum, The Charleston Museum (1773). Both are open to visitors and are convenient to Fort Sumter, accessible by boat tour and notable for being home of the famed 1861 Civil War battle.

The expansive Charleston Historic District can be explored many ways, including self-guided app tours, walking tours with expert guides or via a horse-and-carriage tour (popular with families). Outside of downtown, Charleston is home to many historical gardens and plantations, such as the pre-Revolutionary War Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, situated just 40 minutes from Timbers Kiawah. The enchanting estate, founded in 1676, features many different tours and attractions including nature walks, historical home tours, a zoo and boat tours along the scenic Ashley River.

Please contact the front desk at 843.867.7100 for help with arranging and curating your Lowcountry adventure—however you define it.

Historic waterfront Charleston invites endless exploration, just a short ferry ride from Kiawah Island.