Built in 1934, Ravines Garden became a State Park in 1970. As its name says, the park features two ravines, with depths of 120 feet and 45 degrees steep banks. As opposed to common sinkholes formed due to heavy rain, these ravines are a constant feature of the park, thanks to the spring-fed creek that never dries up - Whitewater Branch.
If at first, the ravines were small sized, they have widened and deepened throughout the years. As the main attraction point of the Ravines Garden State Park, the ravines offer spectacular views. You can enjoy the landscape and as you walk on the 1.8 miles paved road that surround these beauties.
If you're planning on bringing Fido with you on the trip, make sure your pet is wearing a leash during your stay at the park. Dogs are more than welcomed to hike the trails, run around, sniff and mark territories as long as they're well behaved. With that in mind, avoid leaving your furry companion unsupervised. The park provides potty bags, so you don't have to worry about bringing one from home. Just remember to clean up after your dog.
Furthermore, Ravine Gardens State Park offers numerous picnic sites, fully equipped with tables and grills. What's better than a delicious meal after a long hike, right? If you're passionate about flowers, then the best time to visit the park is from January to March, during the azalea season. Restrooms are available throughout the park, as well as playgrounds for kids.
Ideal for an outdoor escape, Ravine Gardens State Park offers its visitors the chance to enjoy the wonders of nature, fill their lungs with fresh air and marvel at the beautiful landscapes. With plenty of room for your dog to play as well, Fido can explore the wildlife and get some well-deserved play time in the forest. Discover and enjoy the green earth!