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Vereen Memorial Gardens

Map of TRACK Trail at Vereen Memorial Gardens

Vereen Memorial Gardens are located in Little River, near the NC state-line in Horry County, SC. The Gardens are home to a variety of wildlife and local history. Along the trails, you can find a variety of tree species, view wetlands and the inter-coastal waterway. You can also find a variety of birds that call the woodlands and wetlands home.

The TRACK Trail materials at Vereen Memorial Gardens were designed for use on any of the park’s trails. Starting at the CB Berry Community & Historical Center rear parking lot, the trails at Vereen Memorial Gardens make their way through a variety of woodlands and continue through to the wetlands. Boardwalks and bridges bring you through the wetlands and to the Atlantic Inter-coastal Waterway.

The trail from the trail-head to the wetlands and back is approximately 3 miles long.

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Vereen Memorial Gardens

Location Details

Recreational Features: Canoe / Kayak, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Trailhead sign next to sandy trail
Trees reflecting in swamp
Water winding through salt marsh
Snowy Egret perched on a dock in salt marsh
Shells in wet sand
Boat on the Intracoastal Waterway
Tree branch twisting down towards the water
Pine tree at Vereen
Pier stretching out to the Intracoastal Waterway

Adventures for Vereen Memorial Gardens

Birds of the Coast brochure
Hiking

Birds of the Coast

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
The Birds of the Coast brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common birds found at Vereen Memorial Gardens and information on how to identify them through various clues.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
The Need For Trees brochure
Hiking

Vereen Need For Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.

Directions

2250 SC-179
Little River, SC 29566
Latitude: 33.884902000000
Longitude: -78.597517000000

From Myrtle Beach. Drive North on Hwy 17. Vereen Memorial Gardens is located on the right, about ½ mile before the NC border.

From Wilmington. Drive South on Hwy 17. Vereen Memorial Gardens is located on the left, about ½ mile after the border for SC.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Vereen Memorial Garden TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with the Horry County Parks and Rec Department.