Columbia, SC 29210
A concrete pathway at boyd island surrounded by green trees, rocks, and a perched bronze bobcast statue Sanctuary at Boyd Island plaque on a stone with ferns, mulch and a brown fence behind. A bridge connecting the riverwalk to the Sactuary at Boyd Island crossing over the river and surrounded by greenery and trees.

Nestled in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina, the Boyd Island Sanctuary offers a serene and captivating escape from the bustling city. This hidden gem is a nature lover’s paradise, featuring picturesque hiking trails that wind through lush greenery and lead to breathtaking views of the surrounding waterways. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the sanctuary as you encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including birds like bald eagles and blue herons, and plenty of turtles. The sanctuary’s unique ecosystem provides a sanctuary for both flora and fauna, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. Whether you’re seeking solace in nature or hoping to educate yourself about the region’s ecology, the Boyd Island Sanctuary promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you refreshed, inspired, and connected to the natural world.

Photos by David Stringer/COLAtoday
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