Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

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 »

Main Street Fridays are back!

Beginning March 18th,  the Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi, will launch with an outdoor concert in NOMA Square.  Located in Downtown Greenville (220 N. Main Street), the event happens every Friday from 5:30 to 9:30pm, with bands playing two sets. Musical guests are a mix of local and national talent, with the… Read more »

“Made in SC” Event at Mast General Store in Downtown Greenville

  The Mast General Store of Downtown Greenville, South Carolina, will be hosting the “Made in SC” event on March 7th!  This celebration of creativity will have a wide variety of vendors that will allow you to discover many of our wonderful state’s treats. Did you know you can taste tea that is grown on… Read more »

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