BMW Manufacturing Co. Partners on Area Hiking Book

Spartanburg, S.C. - 11/05/2004

BMW Manufacturing Co., in partnership with the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, has underwritten a guidebook on South Carolina’s 30 best family hikes and walks. The book, Favorite Family Hikes: An Active Family’s Guide to Walking in South Carolina, retails for $9.95 and can be purchased at the BMW Zentrum gift shop, local bookstores, by visiting, or by calling 1-866-444-2423.

The 30 walks and hikes featured in the book represent a variety of locations, scenery and difficulty levels. Many of the walks and hikes take only a half-day to complete. The book contains detailed trail descriptions, easy-to-read maps, useful tips on hiking with kids, safety and environmental awareness, insider tips on local restaurants, historical and cultural stops, information on wildlife, and neat destinations off the beaten path.

“These featured trips are designed for families seeking short walks and fun outdoor activities in every part of the state,” said Carl Flesher, Vice President, Corporate & Associate Communications and Environmental Services at BMW Manufacturing Co. “We believe the book will help readers discover some of the state’s best places to stretch your legs with your family.”

All proceeds from the sale of Favorite Family Hikes go to support development of trails and greenways in South Carolina. Palmetto Conservation Foundation is a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes conservation of natural resources, preservation of historic sites, outdoor recreation and sustainable economic development policy.

BMW Manufacturing Co. is a subsidiary of the BMW Group based in Munich, Germany. Its website address is In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW’s North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America, and a design firm in California.

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BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304


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