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Located at the tip of Lexington County in South Carolina, Chapin, SC is a small, prosperous town located about 22 miles from Columbia. The town has been nicknamed the capital of Lake Murray which is a reservoir with a surface area of about 50,000 acres. According to the census in 2013, the town is home to about 1,516 people. The town also has a considerably low unemployment rate and is considered one of the cheapest places in South Carolina.

If you are planning a weekend getaway, here’s a list of the best things to do in Chapin.

Visit Lake Murray

With a shoreline of about 500 miles, visiting Lake Murray is often talked about when looking for things to do in Chapin. Whether you wish to go on a cruise, or whether water sports excite you, in Lake Murray, you are free to do whatever floats your boat!

Water shows and fireworks at Lake Murray, when conditions permit, are usually a part of the itinerary of most visitors. Lake Murray also has plenty of music festivals on the weekends in the summer which might interest you when visiting Chapin, SC. With all of these options to choose from, you can never get tired of Lake Murray.

Relax at Crooked Creek Park

Opened in 1994, Crooked Creek Park is more of a recreational center than it is a park. The Crooked Creek Park has a fully equipped gymnasium, a golf course, multiple tennis and racquetball courts, playgrounds, and many walking trails. Located at 1098 Old Lexington Highway, visiting the park is one of the favorite things to do in Chapin for both locals and visitors.

Regular stage performances including “The Hundred Acre Wood” and “The Ol’ Wild West” are also held at Crooked Creek Park on Tuesdays which you can enjoy in case you are visiting and looking for things to do in Chapin during the weekdays.

Explore the Market Place of Chapin

The Market Place of Chapin is a small, antique mall which spans about 4,000 square feet. Frequently making the lists for one of the top things to do in Chapin, people have always had great things to say about their experiences at the Market Place of Chapin.

The mall has 20 booths where you can find a large collection of jewelry, art and vintage furniture. Open throughout the week, the timings for the Market Place of Chapin are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Chapin, SC with its strongly knit community and extensive list of things to do is a place where you can never get bored.  If you know about more fun things to do in Chapin, let me know on Facebook and Linkedin.

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