Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

History of Memorial Day

This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Known as an unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day and the days leading up are typically marked with cookouts and enjoying the first days of summer fun. But right now, we would like to look at the history of this federal holiday. Originally known as Decoration Day following… Read more »

Historic Buildings of Greenville

Greenville is quickly becoming well known across the nation. Known for our beautiful downtown, new attractions, economic growth, and so much more! But let us not forget the historic side this old Southern town has to offer. There are many historic neighborhoods in Greenville. Although the homes remain private residences, they are lovely to look… Read more »

Southern Hills Lavender – 2017 Upick Season is Here!

  Southern Hills Lavender of Greer, South Carolina is excited to announce their 2017 Upick season!  This year, you have 12 days (Fridays and Saturdays) during May and June where you can register to come pick lavender. Southern Hills Lavender also has classes and special events during this time!  To register, please click here. What’s… Read more »

Get Ready to Experience Rolled Ice Cream at The Crème Shack!

Looking to try one of the hottest, or should we say coolest, crazes? Get ready to experience rolled ice cream in Downtown Greenville! The Crème Shack recently opened and is serving fresh ice cream but not just any ol’ kind…rolled ice cream! This popular treat started in Thailand and has gained world-wide fame. So what… Read more »

2017 Cornhole Derby on April 1st!

  Ready for the upcoming derby? The Cornhole Derby that is!  Get your throwing arm ready and go have some fun while helping Greenville’s Center for Developmental Services. The 2017 Cornhole Derby will be held at the Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest on Saturday, April 1st.  Registration begins at 1:00pm and games start at 2pm.  Teams of… Read more »

DuPont State Forest

One true treasure in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the DuPont State Forest. Located between Hendersonville and Brevard, this 10,000+ acre forest is home to some of the most magnificent waterfalls! Located in an upland plateau of the Little River valley, this forest has many trails and roads for you to explore. One very popular… Read more »

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