Aiken is the perfect setting for an outdoor escape, and with our mild year-round climate, we have the added benefit of enjoying the scenery 365 days each year. From nature preserves to lakes, hiking and biking trails to lush gardens, Aiken is a natural fit for anyone that loves the outdoors.
Experience the great outdoors however you choose in Aiken, South Carolina.Aiken, South Carolina offers rivers, ponds and lakes that are fantastic for fishing and boating of all varieties.
Youth Theatre Program
Play Land of Aiken
The largest urban forest in the nation, Hitchcock Woods attracts equestrians, hikers, dog walkers, & runners to 65 miles of sandy trails through the stunning longleaf pine forest.
Walk the winding path through Hopeland Gardens & enjoy the romantic landscape of historic oaks, cedars, & magnolia trees.
The variety of trees in downtown Aiken is so diverse that a 4-mile wide aea has been designated as an Arboretum. Using a cell phone you can access an interactive self-guided tour providing facts about each tree.