Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Waterfalls of the Upstate: Bull Sluice Falls & King Creek Falls

The following is courtesy of “Seasons” publication by The Sentinel-Progress.   Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, or just looking for a pretty spot to spend an afternoon, Upstate South Carolina has some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.  Located mainly in Pickens and Oconee Counties, these waterfalls are sure to impress.  Don’t forget… Read more »

BMW Performance Center

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make those tight turns or drift like a pro? What about just putting the pedal to the metal and flying down a straightway with no thought to speed limit? Just outside Greenville, in Greer on Highway 101, is the BMW Performance Center, a driving school that offers… Read more »

Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast!

Our team of Upstate real estate agents love to take in all of what our local areas have to offer. From Lake Keowee and other nearby lakes, to Western North Carolina mountain towns and escapes. We love to share our favorite hot spots, events, and getaways. Down the road in our own town of Salem,… Read more »

Chimney Rock State Park

There is so much to see and do in the mountains of Western North Carolina, from hiking and camping, to exploring a quaint picturesque town.  One of our favorite ways to experience the western NC mountains is visiting Chimney Rock State Park!  Just 25 miles from Asheville, North Carolina, this state park highlights the monolith… Read more »

Birding Clubs of the Area

The greater Upstate region of South Carolina is not only home to many beautiful and diverse plants, but also some fascinating and stunning birds!  With so many beautiful species of birds to study, our area has several “birding” clubs where members learn about area birds together. Here are the top organizations in the greater Greenville… Read more »

Chattooga Trails Bed and Barn

We’re exploring amazing retreats and inns across Upstate SC and Western NC, bringing you our favorite small getaways and this week, we have a perfect spot for equestrians – the Chattooga Trails Bed & Barn. Yes! Bed AND Barn! Bring the kids, dogs, and/or horses! Chattooga Trail Bed and Barn is located in the Sumter… Read more »

2022 Independence Day Events

This year’s Independence Day is back in full swing!  Throughout Lake Keowee, Western NC Mountains, and the greater Upstate area, area celebrations are outdoing themselves, giving all of us plenty of options to please the whole family!  Narrowing down the list, we’re featuring our favorite Top 3 2022 July 4th celebrations to attend.  Let’s get… Read more »

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