There’s nothing quite like a nice shady walk through the trees on a warm summer day! Leafy tree canopies conserve moisture, slow the wind, keep the air clean, provide shade from the summer sun and serve as welcoming homes for birds and wildlife. We often take for granted these gentle giants, but trees are amazing! These wonderful natural resources are used to provide a lot more creature comforts than you may realize: trees are used to produce furniture, building materials, paper, medicines, and even chewing gum!
Take a look at our latest Trail Journal entry to learn more about some trees commonly found in the Lake Keowee area, and learn to identify them by their leaves and bark.
» Take a hike along one of The Reserve’s trails marked on our Community Map