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CITY GUIDE 2021: Hotspots & Landmarks

1. WRIGHT FAMILY PARK

It hasn’t taken long for this public park to become a town favorite. Features a large central lawn, walkways, landscaping and views of the May River.


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2. VETERANS MEMORIAL

Located within Buckwalter Place, it features walls displaying the emblems of the six military branches. It hosted its first Memorial Day ceremony this year.

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3. HEYWARD HOUSE

Built as a summer home for a local plantation owner in 1841, the Cole-Heyward House is one of only eight antebellum houses remaining in Bluffton.

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4. MAY RIVER SANDBAR

Often cited as the place to go to in Bluffton, the sandbar is a great spot to enjoy a picnic, swim or watch the boats and kayakers.

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5. GARVIN-GARVEY HOUSE

The renovation of the Garvin-Garvey House was recognized with a statewide award. The building was constructed during the Reconstruction Era and is the last freedman’s cottage on the May River.

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6. NEW RIVER LINEAR TRAIL

The 5.1-mile rails-to-trails route offers great scenery and an opportunity to see forest birds, notably migrating warblers. 

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