Mount Pleasant Magazine Sept/Oct 2022

40 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com With summer’s blazing heat slipping away to welcome autumn’s sunny skies and cool breezes, it’s time to get back outdoors to explore the many activities readily available in our great communities east of the Cooper. For many dedicated golfers, fall means navigating some terrific courses without risking heat exhaustion. Autumn is the ultimate tee time! Options range from the Patriots Point links-style course on the Charleston Harbor to riverside courses like Dunes West and Rivertowne Country Club. Greens at Charleston National Country Club in the northern part of town offer a little less traffic, and Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms makes each shot a vacation. However, golf might not be your game. The less crowded waters of Shem Creek, Charleston Harbor and the Intracoastal Waterway shouldn’t be forgotten in the fall. The weather still permits kayaking or paddling without the summertime crowds. If you own a boat or have a friend willing to pipe you aboard, the area offers great opportunities for sailing and powerboating, too. Of course, rentals are available at numerous local commercial businesses. Their pricings are reasonable, but a ride with a friend can often be had for a six-pack and a smile against the gentler winds in the autumn. If you’re looking for more leisure fun for the entire family, a great facility open to all is the beautiful Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. The 1250-foot-long pier ideal for walking and fishing creates a platform that can be enjoyed at any pace. The nautical-themed playground is also great for the kids or grandkids. According to town Councilman Gary Santos, widely acknowledged as “Mr. Recreation” among our local lawmakers, “[The town is] working on phase three of improvements at the park. The funding is there, and we’re just waiting for final approvals.” Councilman Santos said that these improvements will include two basketball courts situated back to back. This paved area will also be available for roller skating, street Outdoor Fun Finds Every Corner Mount Pleasant in the Fall BY B I L L FARLEY