Aiken, one of the great “escapes” for folks fleeing winter’s bite in the U.S. and Canada, is an equestrian wonderland for hunter-jumper shows, three-day eventing, foxhunting, steeplechasing and carriage driving, to name a few. If you’re headed to Aiken, you’re in for a treat. First-timers might want to compile a list of places to go, things to do.
First on your list: Hitchcock Woods, one of the largest urban forests in the nation, features 70 miles of sandy trails open year-round to the public from dawn to dusk. Horse power or foot power only! No motorized vehicles, no bicycles, no quads — you feel as if you’re stepping back in time. The Woods offer a most delightful experience not far from the heart of Aiken and its charming, tree-divided Laurens Street.
Aiken has something for everyone — horse sports, food, art, culture and history. It’s a very friendly town. Read full article here.