Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

The Chautaugua Society Presents the History Comes Alive Festival

We’re continuing our mission of helping long-time residents and new homeowners in our greater Upstate SC area learn & enjoy all our area has to offer with a new Festival this summer. The Chautaugua Society once again brings history to life!  Step back in time and get to know more about the magician Harry Houdini’s… Read more »

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Western North Carolina

Memorial Day is fast approaching and to celebrate the summer season, why not get outdoors and try something new?  Western North Carolina has several beautiful mountain towns, bustling with new arts scenes. Farmer markets, outdoor music, and art popups are starting to start up again in time for Summer, highlighting this region of the Appalachian’s… Read more »

Help the Monarch Butterfly Population!

Were you aware that monarch butterflies are dwindling in population? According to the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF), the population of brilliant orange-hued butterflies have seen a decline of 97% across the past 2 decades. The drastic drop in population numbers has local Upstate researchers concerned, and looking into ways our area residents can help… Read more »

Now Open – Keowee Outdoors in Seneca

Just in time for Summer, a new shop has opened in Seneca, providing locals with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors of our beautiful Upstate region. Keowee Outdoors (keoweeoutdoorssc.com) is loaded with fishing clothing and accessories (such as AFTCO clothing and SMITH sunglasses), a wide variety of tackle gear and bait, niche rod… Read more »

Asheville – a Chocolate Lover’s Paradise

Looking for something “sweet” to do? How about taking a chocolate tour? Yes, Asheville, North Carolina is a chocolate lover’s paradise! Not only are there numerous wonderful restaurants with their own delicious desserts but there are several local chocolate shops worth visiting!   Chocolate Fetish The Chocolate Fetish uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and… Read more »

BMW Zentrum

Here’s a perfect outing for the European car lover of the family, or car-obsessed child – the BMW Zentrum, a visitor’s center for our very own BMW plant! Located in Greer, the center showcases the car manufacturer’s past, present, and future innovations. This is the only BMW museum in North America and yes, it is… Read more »

“The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons” Exhibition in Greenville

You still have time to enjoy some childhood favorite characters from Warner Brothers animation at the Upcountry History Museum!  Until May 29th, this Greenville museum will host the international traveling exhibition “The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons”. This display gives visitors a behind the scenes, or in this case “behind the cels”, look at the… Read more »

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