Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Ready to Visit A Jail? A Look at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History

Are you ready to go to jail? But not just any old jail but a really old jail! The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is housed in the old Pickens County jail. The hand-rolled brick with its turret and copper-colored tin roof is a great example of turn-of-the-century architecture. The 1902 Victorian jail portion of the museum… Read more »

The Poinsett Bridge of Greenville, South Carolina

Joel Roberts Poinsett was a notable figure in South Carolina history. One of the lesser known places that bears his name is Poinsett Bridge in northern Greenville County. This bridge was built in 1820 as part of a road from Columbia to Saluda Mountain. This stone bridge is believed by historians to have been designed by Robert Mills,… Read more »

The 2016 Southern Home & Garden Show

Just in time to prepare for spring is the Southern Home & Garden Show of 2016! Held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina, this show, featuring over 125,000 square feet of exhibits, is a close trip for residents of The Cliffs Communities or The Reserve at Lake Keowee. This is the largest and most… Read more »

Back to the Classics – Live Theatre!

Sometimes it is good to go back to the classics – in this case, live theatre and a literary classic. The Foothills Playhouse of Easley, South Carolina will be presenting “Secret Garden” March 11th through 20th. Just a short trip for the residents of The Reserve at Lake Keowee or any of The Cliffs Communities!… Read more »

The Hanover House: Celebrating 300 Years

Walking along the paths of the SC Botanical Garden in Clemson, SC, one might run across a quaint Colonial style home of white planks and black shutters. Set on a secluded hill within the garden gates, this house has quite the story to tell. Built in 1714 by Paul de St. Julien, a descendant of… Read more »

Shopping at The Cliffs

The foggy haze of Christmas is only a memory now. Shopping for last minute gifts with almost no time to spare between social gatherings and Christmas events is enough to leave anyone overwhelmed to say the least. Did you find yourself scraping together the few remaining traces of time you had in order to make… Read more »

Resolution Wellness at The Cliffs

The New Year is always a time to reflect back on the previous year and consider what changes you would like to make. For many, this involves evaluating their health and fitness and opting to incorporate a healthier lifestyle for the year ahead. Look anywhere and you will find list upon list of ways to… Read more »

Cliffs Residents Give Back

Residents of The Cliffs communities have one thing in common: they give back. Whether it is through private donations, community service, or working alongside community leaders, members of The Cliffs communities know the importance of supporting those in need. Generosity not only thrives within the communities but residents are overflowing with kindness and desire to… Read more »

Clemson Tiger Pride at The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Can you feel that Clemson pride? On December 31st the Clemson Tigers will be putting on a show at the Orange Bowl after a 13-0 winning season. The number one ranked Tigers will take on the fourth ranked Oklahoma Sooners in a showdown that is sure to be one for the record books. Tiger pride… Read more »

Why Choose Greenville, SC?

A cheeky article recently featured on the Huffington Post website sought to convince people not to choose Greenville, SC as their new home city. If you read the article you quickly see that the author has nothing but love for his hometown and makes the case for what a unique and entirely livable city Greenville… Read more »

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