Historic Latta Plantation
The house tour was very interesting; the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the plantation. Getting to walk through the parlor and bed chambers of the house and explore the grounds was a great experience! It made me feel what life was like in the 1800s. Something unique and fun was seeing the plantation animals. There were sheep just grazing on grass right next to you. There were turkeys, chickens, pigs, a cow, a horse and mule near the barn and fields. Highly recommend visiting for some local history!
Great park! Love to take the dogs and walk here. Great place to launch kayaks and canoes. 52 acres so plenty of trails to discover. Highly recommend taking a walk/hike here. Paths lead through the woods, so first in the morning may get some spider webs, but not really a big deal.
This 52 acre park has some truly beautiful scenery and lots of great history! The house on the grounds is preserved from the 1800's to give you a feel for how it would have been to live during that time. Also on the grounds is an Equestrian Center and Raptor Center. The Raptor Center is really amazing, featuring many birds of prey who were wounded and are receiving care. When I was there, there was a bald eagle who was sitting on her eggs waiting for her babies to hatched! The Plantation also offers other events throughout the year. I've seen Fairy Gardens, Ghost tours and re-enactments at varying times. A great place for anyone. The preserve has many trails for hiking of varying degrees of difficulty, but most are wooded, so it is cool. There is also a picnic area right by the beach and sheltered area near the parking lot. This place is a favorite for everyone and worth a visit.
Latta is about 45 min from us but well worth the drive. Everything about it is remarkable. Our most favorite thing is they have a ramp to drop kayaks in. We love to travel to waters and the ramp makes it that much easier to get in and out. We've done photos here. Picnics. Etc. Its truly s lovely park. Enjoyed by our entire family. Us. Kids and dogs.
Love hiking at Latta! There are lots of walking trails with nice views of the lake. You can arrange to go on kayak or SUP tours. You can also rent canoes or visit the plantation or raptor center for an extra fee. There are lots of picnic tables and a few shelters. The only drawback is that people tend to litter despite there being trashcans available even at trailheads and viewpoints.