Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Travelers Rest Farmers Market

Located off The Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville County, SC, is the The Travelers Rest Farmers Market, a charming seasonal market overflowing with colorful and ripe seasonal produce, flavorful meats and herbs, and locally sourced honey. The non-profit market is also a showcase for local artisans and their craft – from woodworkers to pottery makers… Read more »

The Beach Club at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

Nestled right on the shoreline of Lake Keowee, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs boasts a fantastic amenity – The Beach Club, a family favorite of the community. The Beach Club features two swimming pools complete with a waterslide and beach-like entrance, a cafe & bar, and even a shop to pick up a kayak or… Read more »

The BMW Charity Pro-Am is coming this June!

Tickets are on sale now for the golfing charity event of the season! The BMW Charity Pro-AM is the only golf tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with professionals for the three-ball competition! Held from June 10th through the 13th, this tournament was created by The South Carolina Charities,… Read more »

National Boating Safety Week 2021

This past year has been one of the “craziest” we have ever seen here around Lake Keowee. The influx of people moving from big cities to enjoy the serenity of our beautiful lake town has significantly driven up not only the real estate market but the boating market as well!  With that being said, it… Read more »

Soapstone Church’s Fish Fry!

Known as the oldest African-American church in the Upstate of South Carolina, Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens was established and built in the 1860’s.  Although this church’s location affords a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the church is named for the abundance of soapstone found in the area.   Not only is this… Read more »

Don’t Wait On Building Your Retirement Dreams

So, you’re planning to construct a “retirement” home and you’re worried about building costs? One must assume you’ve amassed enough wealth to live out your remaining days in financial comfort, regardless of the vagaries of building commodity prices and their relatively minor impact on construction cost. My advice is to build and start enjoying your… Read more »

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