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August 14 Missing 40 This is a 1 mile loop of moderate walking 1-2 hours. Water shoes recommended. The trailhead is located on Pearson Falls Road just above the new concrete bridge over the North Pacolet River. The trail is well blazed, kid and pet friendly, and has several easy water crossings.

August 21- Twin Lakes This is an Open Swim invitation 11:00 – 4:00. Swimming and hiking the trails around the lakes. Bring your own picnic. Leave Fido at home, please. Feel free to go straight to Twin Lakes, the gates will be unlocked at 11:00, but someone will be at the library at 2:00 to lead you there, if need be.

September 4- Lazy Girl This is an easy 1 mile woods trail walk of 1 hour. It traverses a stream and connects Eseola Drive through the woods to Laurel Drive. This is a great in-town option to road-walking. Some water crossings. Please leave Fido at home.

Walkers meet at the parking lot of the Saluda Library at 2pm. A SCLT member will keep you aware of the terrain of the trail and share their insights about the history, flora, and fauna of the area.

Prepare for each walk with comfortable shoes, a walking stick, water, and a snack. Feel free to bring your field guides and a camera. Please provide any pertinent medical history to your guide. Many of these hikes will access private property. SCLT has obtained the owners' permission to allow you to access these areas that are normally not available to the public.

Call ahead to determine whether the hike will welcome four-footed companions.

For more information contact Chuck Hearon at (828) 817-0364


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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons Afloat

The six weeks of swimming lessons at Twin Lakes has come to a close for this year. Many thanks go to our instructor, Brian Lilburn, for his dedicated time devoted to the 38 folks who took advantage of this free service. Another big tip of the hat goes to the Saluda Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation which paid Brian to offer this service to our community.

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Henry's Nature Center

Work at Henry’s Nature Center continues as the stone wall around the pavilion gets finished. The trails are being maintained and this gem in SCLT’s crown will be ready to offer to school children and others in coming year.

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We'd love to have you join us as a SCLT member. Our members provide vital volunteer and financial support in our mission of preserving Saluda’s rural small-town character by protecting its unique natural heritage. Just click on this link for more information:

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Consider Judd's Peak and Twin Lakes

Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.


SCLT Monthly Board Meeting

SCLT Board Meeting is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month, August 3rd, at 4:00.

Please contact the office for specifics.

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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Saluda Community Land Trust. Bookmark the link and help support SCLT every time you shop.

Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.

Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Or send an email to We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

SCLT greatly appreciates the help from Polk County Community Foundation for the operating expenses for the year 2017.