"...Laurens County [has] a plan ... to build a section of trail starting at Prisma Health's Laurens County Medical Campus. The goal is to take the trail in two directions from the hospital ... and connect the cities of Laurens and Clinton. Eventually, the plan would be to connect to Fountain Inn's already-built section and the rest of the trail once it reaches the Golden Strip in Greenville County....
It's a project that could hold major potential as an economic stimulant for Laurens County, where faded brick facades and empty storefronts dot sleepy downtowns with the bones to be more."
“The key with the Swamp Rabbit Trail is connecting points of interest and giving people a destination to reach with each next section, Houck said. The idea is to create a "
highway system," more so than a traditional trail, which people can use as way to get somewhere and will give each stop on the trail the opportunity to see economic investment, he said.”