Pelham Mill Park is a historic site you have maybe never heard of. Located right down the road from I-85 & Hwy 14, the park is tucked away along the Enoree River and not really visible as you drive by.
Every time I visit I think about how it would make a great set for a horror movie. Creepy old remains from what was once a cotton factory are covered in graffiti, vegetation, and beer bottles.
Apparently I also think it’s a pretty good place to have a picnic. I just pray there’s no serial killer on the loose or zombies out and about while we enjoy our lunch.
There are plenty of picnic tables and even a grill of you are really adventurous. The history of the old textile mill is interesting to read about, which you can do as you explore. There are trails to walk, and a dog park if you want to bring Fido. My one addition would be a playground, which would be nice for the kiddos.
Whatever you do, don’t touch the water. It was glowing today, and not in a good way. Also, stay safe – watch out for zombies. Happy picnicking!