Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

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 »

Vintage Market Days® in Asheville!

Ever heard of Vintage Market Days®? If not, get ready to be introduced in Asheville for the Spring event! Vintage Market Days®, holds a three-day market at various times all over the country but will be in Asheville March 16th through 18th. These multi-day markets feature vintage-inspired items for indoor and outdoor. Looking for unique… Read more »

Bolt Farm Treehouse in Walhalla, SC

Looking for accommodations that are slightly varying from the everyday? Looking for luxury but in the beauty of nature? Then consider a stay at the Bolt Farm Treehouse of Walhalla, South Carolina. Located on forty acres of forest and farmland, this structure was designed to be an entrancing getaway that allows you to be inspired… Read more »

February: An Important Month in the History of the American Revolution

When one thinks of the American Revolution, February is not the month most often to come to mind. Yes, July 4th is celebrated as our nation’s day of Independence but two-hundred and forty-two years ago this month, one of the most important battles was fought in North Carolina. Yes, in North Carolina, well below the… Read more »

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