Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Chautauqua’s June Festival!

Once again, Chautauqua brings history to life with the June Festival! This year’s focus will be of courage and will feature Winston Churchill, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Francis Marion. Be prepared to not only laugh but cry as each of these historical figures are brought to life during the this ten-day festival… Read more »

Travel to a Rainforest!

Many people have a list of places they have or would like to travel to. The vibrant blue waters of the Pacific Ocean; the snowcapped mountains of the Swiss Alps; perhaps a rainforest rich in flora and fauna. Well, thankfully for residents of the upstate in South Carolina, the last request is an easy one!… Read more »

“Chihuly at Biltmore”

What could make the stunning Biltmore Estate even more spectacular? Add the sparkling exhibition of “Chihuly at Biltmore”! The display is not only indoors of the magnificent home but also throughout the gardens for a truly magical indoor/outdoor experience. From May 17th through October 7th, those who visit the estate of the Vanberbilt family in… Read more »

Tamassee DAR School

Riding through the area surrounding Lake Keowee, one sees the natural beauty of the area but many years back, people who lived in these isolated mountain areas had to face difficulties with little help. One of the main problems was having no schools near their homes so many children were faced with illiteracy. This led… Read more »

WNC Nature Center

For many of the residents of The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Asheville, North Carolina is a frequent stop. From shopping to dining, this town is bursting with things to experience. One of the great things regarding this town is the location and natural surroundings. Western North Carolina has much to offer… Read more »

Ready for the Sunshine?

Spring is here and like most people, you are ready to shed the heavy winter layers and enjoy some sunshine! The Lake Keowee area is a perfect spot to soak up some rays. Go for a walk and enjoy the mountain vistas or work a while in your garden. Regardless of what you do in… Read more »

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