Hot Spot

Paris Mountain State Park | Aug. 18-22, 2021

Greenville, SC

Paris Mountain State Park encompasses ~1,500 acres of natural space outside of the rapidly-growing city of Greenville, SC, including the titular monadnock, Paris Mountain, and surrounding lowlands.  The majority of visitors come from more urban areas to enjoy the trails, lakes, and campgrounds Paris Mountain State Park has to offer.  As the population of Greenville increases, so does the visitation to the park.  Over the years, considerable impacts have degraded the prized qualities of the park, including visitor conflicts, impacts to vegetation, and trail widening/ erosion. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at Paris Mountain State Park leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement.

*Paris Mountain State Park is located on the ancestral lands of the ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Catawba, and possibly other tribes*

Opportunities to Get Involved

Friday, August 20, 2021

Ribbon Cutting of new trail presented by Friends of Paris Mountain State Park

Time: 8am

Location: Park and meet at Shelters 5 & 6 (additional parking at Shelters A & B)

All are welcome to celebrate this new trail opening! 

Community led outdoor activities

Time: 8:30am-12pm

By registration only, we are offering several guided activities within the park. Choose from mountain biking, trail running, paddling, a rigorous hike, or a gentler interpretive nature walk. We’ll reconvene post-activity for a cool dip and cold treats! Registration info coming soon.

Hot Spot happy hour and Trivia @the Mountain Goat

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Location: 120 Shaw Street, Greenville

Let’s meet up and have fun at this stewardship themed happy hour and trivia night!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Friends Day! with Friends of Paris Mountain State Park

Time: throughout the day

Location: tabling near the Park Center and at the Expo

Join us in celebrating our amazing park! Learn about how you can be a member of the Friends group and be more involved in supporting this special place.

Service Project with UpstateSORBA

Time: 8:30am – 12 pm

Location: Park and meet in the main parking lot, across from the Park Center

Roll up your sleeves and let’s team up for a service project out on the trails! ALL user groups and skill levels are welcome! Kid and family friendly, and no experience necessary. Projects include trail maintenance, litter pick up, pruning, and trail blazing.

Music in the Woods and Stewardship Expo

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Location: Paris Mountain Amphitheater

Let’s come together for this kickoff concert in the park with music group, Morning News, and also our Stewardship Expo featuring the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, the Friends of Paris Mountain State Park, REI Greenville, UpstateSORBA, GNHA hiking club, and Lake Conestee Nature Preserve.

For more information on any of these events, please email Naomi at upstatestewards@gmail.com.

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