5 Fun and Cheap Things to Do in Bluffton

You don’t have to empty out your wallet to experience all that Bluffton has to offer! From parks to hiking trails to beautiful waterways, Bluffton is a great place for family fun. So what are you waiting for?

1. The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center

Do you want to know more about Bluffton and what it has to offer? Then, make the Heyward House your first stop. You can pick up maps, brochures and get information as well as tour this historic Civil War-era home. Tours are offered Monday-Saturday, and children 10 and under can take the tour for free!

2. Take your little ones to play in DuBois Park.

Your kids will love playing on the “shrimp boat” slides or flying high on the swings while you enjoy a book under a live oak. This park has plenty of shade, a covered pavilion as well as restrooms. When your kids are finished playing in the park, stop by Crabby’s Corner for ice cream or shaved ice. Located across the street from DuBois Park in Mameem & Maudie, Crabby’s Corner also offers popcorn, milkshakes and candy!

New River Linear Trail (photo credit: Nick Bynum)

New River Linear Trail (photo credit: Nick Bynum)

3. Visit the library.

Located in Bluffton Village, the Beaufort County Library-Bluffton Branch offers a media lab (with 3D printers!), computers, free wifi and, of course, books! The library also offers programs and book clubs for all ages, so make sure you check out its calendar.

4. Go fishin’.

Grab your fishing poles and head down the to the Calhoun Street Dock. You can take in the beauty of the May River as you cast your line for a variety of fish.

5. Hike the New River Linear Trail.

Following along a former railway line, this trail is great for running, hiking and biking. Along the way you will see beautiful wetlands, rice paddies from long ago, and maybe even an alligator or two. The parking lot is located on May River Road near the New Riverside subdivision.