Welcome to our Lighten Up Charleston web site! We all know that this country is facing an epidemic of obesity, a major factor of poor health in America. We developed this tool to help you discover the wonderful healthy options that surround you in our community.
Our goal as a community is to lose 100,000 lbs. and we can do it! I encourage you to join today!
Charleston Farmers Market
8AM to 2PM
Located in Marion Square at the heart of historic downtown Charleston, S.C., the CFM is open each Saturday, from April to December, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with select Sundays during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Holiday Magic in December. The CFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers and growers,offering a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans. Charleston Farmers Market.
Where the Wild Things Run
Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center
8:30AM to 10AM
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to run the wild trails of Caw Caw Interpretive Center! Caw Caw will make the perfect locale for a morning springtime trail run. Caw Caw is actively managed for a variety of wildlife and a favored habitat for rare wildlife, so there is also the chance you may see a “wild thing” or two! Where the Wild Things Run.
Wilderness Canoe and Kayak
Santee River and its tributaries
We’ll start on narrow, intimate Echaw Creek in the Francis Marion Forest and paddle two miles out to the Santee, where we’ll stop at a Confederate earthworks on a bend in the river. From there, it’s down the river a few miles to Chicken Creek, finally finishing up on Wambaw Creek, a Federally designated wilderness area. This area is as remote from civilization as it’s possible to get in the Lowcountry. The Map coordinates are not adequate for meetup. Wilderness Canoe and Kayak .