Mauldin is full of family-friendly activities, great restaurants, over 30 acres of parks, arts and culture, and so much more. Below is just a sampling of what there is to do in and around Mauldin.
Mauldin is home to many great family-friendly events and festivals, including the Sooie. BBQ Cook-off, Beachin' Fridays, the Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, and much more!
Concerts, theatre, classes, festivals and community events are hosted at the Mauldin Cultural Center. Almost 30,000 people use the facility each year and over 1,000 different events take place annually. Built in 1937, the building has been home to Mauldin High School and Mauldin Elementary School before being repurposed as a community arts center in 2004.
Home to our City's Recreation Department, this full-service membership workout facility features state-of-the-art equipment, gymnasium, a wide array of classes, and a 30-foot rock climbing wall.
Whether it's a group outing to see a theatre performance, a holiday meal with friends, or a variety of fun activities every day of the week, the Senior Center is a hub of activity for our community members.
Mauldin has over 70 acres of parks. All of our parks feature sprawling sports fields, a pedestrian walking trail and picnic shelters. Sunset Park, our largest park, is also home to one of the only wheelchair-accessible softball field in the Southeast.
Mauldin recreation programs are first rate. About 3,500 children and seniors are active members of Mauldin Recreation programs. The recreation department operates youth sports leagues in baseball, softball, football, basketball, cheerleading and soccer. For active seniors, the Ray W. Hopkins Mauldin Senior Center offers a large gymnasium and full activities schedule.
Blue Ridge Mountains
In addition to city offerings, Mauldin is fortunate to be located in close proximity to a variety of other activities. With the Blue Ridge Mountains a short drive away, there’s also hiking, whitewater rafting, horse back riding, mountain biking, hunting, fishing and spectacular waterfalls to discover. The Atlantic Coast and historic Charleston are an easy weekend getaway down I-385 and I-26.
Adjacent to Mauldin is Lake Conestee, one of the area’s finest landmarks, offering historical and natural beauty. Lake Conestee Nature Park includes the 145-acre Lake Conestee property. The Conestee property features bottomland forests, meadows and wetlands for beavers, otters, wild turkey, heron, deer and many other species of wildlife. Lake Conestee Nature Park offers nature trails, river access, and wildlife viewing stations. It also serves as an educational lab for school children and college students and it offers ongoing environmental and archaeological research opportunities for students.
The Swamp Rabbit Trail extends to Conestee Park just outside of Mauldin. Many of our neighborhoods and public streets are bike-friendly as well, making it easy to get around.