WON Landing Page March 2022

Canoe Down the Congaree National Park in 360

When tourists think of America’s national parks, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Joshua Tree may spring to mind, but how about Congaree National Park – one of the 10 least visited parks in the US?

Explore this breathtaking forest of natural beauty with a 360 video experience: https://www.orbitz.com/features/congaree-360/

Your readers will have the choice between three trails, one of which they’ll take by canoe. Situated in South Carolina, Congaree is a federal wilderness park, which means that no development nor motorised contraptions are allowed, making for truly exquisite views. Perfect for backpackers, solo travellers and families, you’ll get to immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings and sounds of this magnificent park.

 360-Parks Congaree National Park

The Congaree National Park is home to…

  • Some of the country’s oldest trees
  • One of the largest stands of old-growth hardwood trees in North America
  • 15 ‘champion trees’ including a 160ft sweet gum, 154ft cherry bark oak and 134ft American elm
  • An array of wildlife including turtles, snakes, otters, bob cats and birds

Congaree’s low radar on the map means that it’s a quiet, undisturbed park to be enjoyed, with a haven of waterways and abundance of nature to be explored by all who venture to South Carolina’s only national park. Whether trekking or canoeing, Congaree is a treasure worthy of discovery.

Beyond the trails

In the 360 tour of Congaree National Park you can explore three trails:

South Cedar Creek Water trail (by canoe):

Experience a landscape straight from a fairytale. Follow the gravel road through fallen giants that lie under the lush foliage of the tallest loblolly trees in the world. Discover time-defying cypress trees, tadpoles with butterflies and all the beauty of the park’s hidden world, on your way to Wise Lake.

Bluff trail (by foot):
In a primeval park, a stand of young trees is a rare sight. Explore the vibrant landscape, full of imposing American beech trees and loblolly pines. Discover the emerging flora of the floodplain that’s home to one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the US.

Sims trail (by foot):
Paddle through the primeval forest, which shelters the largest area of old-growth hardwood trees in North America. Take your time to look around and reconnect with nature, in a floodplain known to humankind for over 13,000 years.

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