If you're looking for an activity off the beaten path, literally, head up to Little River and stop at the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens.

The gardens are a small portion of a 400-acre plantation that had been in the Vereen family since the early 1800s.

The grounds include the Vereen family cemetery, which features Revolutionary War graves. One of those plots belongs to Joshua Vereen, who entertained President George Washington when he visited the area shortly after the war. Members of the family worked to have the cemetery restored in the late 1950s.

While the cemetery does provide visitors with a glimpse into the garden's history, there are plenty of other opportunities for relaxation when you visit the grounds.

There are a number of trails for a quick run, hike or bike ride. That will make all you fitness buffs happy.
Also, the gardens have been renowned for their bird watching opportunities.

We definitely recommend taking time to visit Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens while in the Myrtle Beach area. Discover what is called one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets.