Have you ever gone for a walk at night, under a full moon and experienced a moment of Gatsby and Hemingway? Is there a place to sit on the lush grass, watch the moon reflected off the harbor and drink wine with your lover? Maybe you could crab or fish in murky water off a quaint bridge. There is a certain romanticism of the idea of connecting with nature and escaping the daily routines of life.
Pitt Street Bridge also known as Pickett Park offers this great escape. Just a short drive off of Coleman Boulevard through an unsuspecting suburban neighborhood, this walkway, custom made for friends, lovers and fishermen is a pathway to uncover some of the incredible beauty of Charleston.
Cornered off between Old Village Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island, Pitt Street Bridge is situated perfectly. From picnics to fireworks, to the distant sounds of Hootie and the Blowfish playing at the Family Circle Cup arena, you can be taken away without leaving Mount Pleasant.
How can such a beautiful and strategically placed path of tranquility be hidden for so long? This is one of the many charms of Charleston.
Just down the street from the Pitt Street Bridge in the Old Mount Pleasant is the Village Bakery. This is a tiny rustic bakery where you can get breakfast, lunch or coffee. If you do stop by, try the pimento grits and the chocolate banana nut muffin. Those are two of the many things that will keep you coming back.
Get a nice basket of food and take the short drive to the Bridge. Lay a blanket out and watch the birds or boats in the harbor. If I didn’t mention it already, this is a haven for bird watchers. You will see several unique species in their natural habitat.
I know this quite a bit to take in.
We just introduced you to a spot in Mount Pleasant where you can:
• Go crabbing or fishing
• Take a romantic walk
• Bird Watch
• Watch the sunrise and sunset
It may sound like a dream come true, but it is all there free of charge. Plan your escape soon to Pitt Street Bridge and don’t forget your camera. You will want to create some lasting memories.