Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

DuPont Forest Festival

DuPont State Recreational Forest, known for its multiple waterfalls and trails near Asheville, NC, is celebrating the beauty of the park & all public lands on National Public Lands Day.  On Saturday, September 25th, the Park will hold a family-friendly festival to build a love of nature in all young-at-heart.   Currently, there are over… Read more »

Wildflowers in South Carolina

South Carolina is blessed with an assorted array of natural habitats. From the marshy low country, to the sandy beaches along the Atlantic and the bluish hue and lakes tucked within the Blue Ridge Mountain range of Appalachian Mountains, the Palmetto state is full of varied habitats, flora, and fauna.   Did you know that… Read more »

Helicopter Rides in Upstate South Carolina!

There are countless adventures to take in the Upstate area. From enjoying a nearby lake, hiking through wildflowers, kayaking down Reedy River near Greenville’s downtown, or taking in the sights and sounds (and shopping) of one of our amazing towns.  How about something a little more off the beaten path? How about something memorable and… Read more »

Scuba Diving Certification here in The Upstate

Since 2004, Clemson University has been teaching a course on scuba diving as part of their Leisure Skills curriculum.   The course is part of several Clemson offers to give students more opportunities to introduce themselves to new activities while counting as credits towards their degree. The program was launched back in 1972 after campus… Read more »

South Street Partners Buy Palmetto Bluff

South Street Partners, owners of the Cliffs communities, just made another big purchase in South Carolina.   Last month, South Street Partners in partnership with Henderson Park Capital Partners announced their purchase of Palmetto Bluff, a sprawling 20,000 acre multi-purpose resort property on the Intercoastal Waterway in Bluffton, SC.  The purchase is reportedly the largest… Read more »

Jocassee Lake Tours

One of the most treasured features of our Upstate area is the Jocassee Gorges.  Named as one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places” by National Geographic, this destination is rich with wildlife and is internationally known as a diverse and unique bird habitat with falcons and even bald eagles being spotted by its… Read more »

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Looking for something a little different to do this summer with the children or grands?  How about a trip to Greenville’s own Children’s Museum of the Upstate?  This museum, which happens to be a Smithsonian Affiliate, provides educational learning that is fun for the whole family!  With the engaging exhibits, the children won’t even realize… Read more »

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