Conference Activities

We have something for everyone!

Do you enjoy physical activity and being outdoors? Then join us for a bike ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. 

Are  you a sports fan? Then don’t miss this opportunity for a private tour  of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library. 

Would you enjoy a laid-back afternoon with a twist? Then come sip sample libations at a private whiskey tasting.  

Is a good book more your style? Then sign-up for a Bookworm’s Delight. 

Friday, May 4th

Bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail with Cyclist/Author Wendy Lyman. 

The Greenville Health System's Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 21-mile multi-use greenway system that runs along the Reedy River, connecting restaurants and businesses in Greater Greenville County through healthy transportation.  Join local cyclist, innkeeper and author Wendy Lyman for a brief introduction to her book, Cycling Greenville.  Then grab a bottle of water, jump on a bike and hit the trail for an easy-paced ride to The Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery for a house-made healthy snack from this sustainable food hub before our return to downtown Greenville.  Approximate ride is five miles roundtrip. 

Price*:  $60 adults, **$45 children

Time:  To Be Determined

Location:  Meet at M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, located at 130 S. Main Street, Greenville SC. You can walk to the starting point or take the Downtown Trolley or Main Street Shuttle).  Rain Date is Saturday, May 5, same location and time. 

**Price for children doesn't not include the book.

*Price includes:

  • Private guide
  • Signed copy of Wendy Lyman's book
  • Bike rental
  • Snack at Swamp Rabbit Cafe'

This is a family friendly activity.


Running the Bases with Shoeless Joe Jackson

Widely recognized as one of the greatest ball players to ever take the field, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, a Greenville native, had a lifetime average of .365, the third highest in baseball history.  Be part of this private tour of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library and learn the story behind one of the greatest scandals in baseball history, the 1919 World Series.

Price:  Free!

Time:  2:30-3:30 pm

Location:  Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library

365 Field Street, Greenville SC

Across from Fluor Field, Historic West End, Greenville SC

Drive here or take the Downtown Trolley.


This is a family friendly activity.


Whiskey Tasting

Dark Corner Distillery is a craft micro distillery located in Greenville that focuses on producing small batches of The World's Best Moonshine, aged whiskey, gin, absinthe, and other distilled spirits.  They also like to educate locals and tourists about their rich Appalachian heritage.  Their distillation system was designed by the founder of the distillery to favor quality and taste. 

This private tasting includes:

  • Six neat samples (1/4 ounce)
  • Two cocktails
  • Souvenir shot glass

Price:  $7

Time:  3:00-3:30 pm

Location:  Dark Corner Distillery

14 S. Main Street, Greenville SC


Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

Conference Activities

Friday , May 4th Activities to Try on Your Own

  

  1. Mice On Main Scavenger Hunt – On the hunt for a fun, kid-friendly activity? See if you can find all nine of the small bronze mice hidden along the five blocks of Main Street between the Hyatt Regency and the Westin Poinsett hotels. The children’s book, Goodnight Moon was the inspiration for Mice on Main. You will find Mice On Main Scavenger Hunt Clue Sheet in your goodie bag. Free! 
  2. Greenville Zoo – The 14-acre Greenville Zoo is home to more than 300 animals and features wildlife from around the world. Open 9 am - 4:15 pm, $9.75 adults, $6.50 children, $8.75 over 65. Located at 150 Cleveland Park Drive.
  3. Soul Yoga – Fusion hot power yoga studio, located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. For more information and to register: http://soulyogastudeio.com or call 864-322-YOGA. The Friday evening class is $5. Saturday classes are $22; $1 mat rental available. Arrive 15 minutes prior to class start.
  4. Candle Making Class Friday at 6pm - Achieve aromatic bliss and create your own soy candle masterpiece for only $25! Arrive 15 minutes before your class time to sniff all the fragrances. Once you have chosen your scent, you will take a short tour of the micro-factory, then you'll suit up with an apron and begin the class. Learning about waxes, wicks and fragrances for candle making, then take you step-by-step through the process of building your own soy candle. The experience takes about 45 minutes to complete. Your candle creation must cool for 2 hours, then will be ready to pick up. Magnolia Scents by Design is located at 209 N Main St. For more information call 864-520-2511
  5. Free music concert outside of our hotel starting at 5pm

Conference Activities

Saturday, May 5th

 

RAIN DATE for Bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail with Cyclist/Author Wendy Lyman

A Bookworm’s Delight – More information to come

Saturday, May 5th Activities to Try on Your Own


  1. Start a New Conference Tradition - Gather all your Rotary Club conference attendees for lunch; afterwards you will still have plenty of time to enjoy Greenville.
  2. Reedy River Duck Derby – You will be seeing yellow ducks everywhere as these adopted rubber beauties float through Falls Park. This is sponsored by the Greenville Evening Rotary Club. For more information visit duckrace.com/Greenville. Event is free with the opportunity to purchase food and activity tickets. Live music as well!
  3. Saturday Market on Main – The street comes alive as local vendors and farmers sell their wares, 8 am- noon, near the intersection of McBee Ave.
  4. Mice On Main Scavenger Hunt – On the hunt for a fun, kid-friendly activity? See if you can find all nine of the small bronze mice hidden along the five blocks of Main Street between the Hyatt Regency and the Westin Poinsett hotels. The children’s book, Goodnight Moon was the inspiration for Mice on Main. You will find Mice On Main Scavenger Hunt Clue Sheet in your goodie bag. Free!
  5. Soul Yoga – Fusion hot power yoga studio, located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail (about one mile off of S. Main Street). For more information and to register http://soulyogastudeio.com or call 864-322-YOGA. The Friday evening class is $5. Saturday classes are $22; $1 mat rental available. Arrive 15 minutes prior to class start.
  6. Candle Making Class Saturday at 2pm - Achieve aromatic bliss and create your own soy candle masterpiece for only $25! Arrive 15 minutes before your class time to sniff all the fragrances. Once you have chosen your scent, you will take a short tour of the micro-factory, then you'll suit up with an apron and class will begin. Learn all about waxes, wicks and fragrances for candle making, then take a step-by-step through the process of building your own soy candle. The experience takes about 45 minutes to complete. Your candle creation must cool for 2 hours, then will be ready to pick up. Magnolia Scents by Design is located at 209 N Main St. For more information call 864-520-2511.
  7. Greenville Zoo – The 14-acre Greenville Zoo is home to more than 300 animals and features wildlife from around the world. Open 9 am - 4:15 pm, $9.75 adults, $6.50 children, $8.75 over 65. Located at 150 Cleveland Park Drive. For more information visit greenvillezoo.com
  8. Greenville Children’s Museum – Spark a life-long passion for curiosity at the Greenville Children’s Museum. Open 9 am-5 pm, $9 children, $10 adults. Located at 300 College St. For more information visit tcmupstate.org
  9. The Brewery Experience -Explore Greenville’s exciting craft brew renaissance with a Certified Cicerone. Tour which last 3.5 hours, includes transportation, sample beer from 3 unique breweries, snack and bottled water. Meet at 206 S. Main St. Cost: $54 Reservations required: thebreweryexperience.com or 828-216-1343

NOTE: "Activities to Try on Your Own" cost based on 2018 website pricing. 

Interested in Golf?

There are many close by options!

 

We will not hold an organized golf tournament at the 2019 Rolling on the River District Conference. However, below are a list of local golf course addresses and contact information if you would like to book a tee time and arrangements.

Furman University Golf Club

The Furman University Golf Club has been voted #1 Public Golf Course in Greenville, and the entire Upstate by the South Carolina Golf Ratings Panel.

400 N Hwy 25 Bypass, Greenville, SC 

Phone: (864) 294-2690

CrossWinds Par 3 Signature Golf Course

Just minutes from Downtown Greenville. See reviews and more info here.

61 Villa Road, Greenville SC
Phone: (864) 233-6336

The Preserve at Verdae Golf Club

This course is situated on over 100 acres of green space in the heart of mid-town Greenville. Learn more here.

650 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville SC

Phone: (864) 676-1500

Pebble Creek Golf Club

Pebble Creek Golf Club features 36 championship golf  holes set over 500 acres of ponds, natural dogwoods, and mountain-fed  creeks in Upstate South Carolina.

101 Pebble Creek Drive, Taylors SC

Phone: (864) 244-8937

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