Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Native Americans of Pickens and Oconee Counties

No one can doubt the influence of the Native Americans as you explore the area surrounding Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. Both lake names are Cherokee in origin! Pickens and Oconee counties’ history is full of the brave Cherokee Indians.  Historians believe that over 4,000 years ago the ancestors of the Cherokee migrated away from… Read more »

Celebrating the New Year Around the World

For many of us, New Year’s Eve means staying up to midnight to see the old year out and the new year in. The infamous New York City’s Times Square swarms with people to see the ball drop, similar to London’s Trafalgar Square full of people celebrating. For Australia, the New Year marks the country’s… Read more »

Fun Facts about some Christmas Songs

‘Tis the Season! No matter if you are gathering with family and friends, making cookies, or out shopping, this is the season that you will hear Christmas carols everywhere you go! Here are just a few fun facts about some of our popular songs during this season. For starters, the word “carol” originally meant to… Read more »

Ski Resorts of Western North Carolina

This past weekend’s snow may have you itching for a chance to hit the slopes! Many enjoyed the beauty of the snowy weather from inside but for those who enjoy venturing out, consider some of the various ski slopes and resorts in and around the Asheville, North Carolina area! Yes, our winters are typically mild… Read more »

“Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose” On Stage This Week!

You don’t want to miss the infamous Sherlock Holmes as he dons his sleuthing cap once more. Teamed up with his every faithful friend, Dr. Watson, the two are at it again for this Christmas mystery sure to delight the entire family. Presented by our very own Greenville Little Theatre and based on the story… Read more »

Three Pines View Bed & Breakfast

Looking for a place to stay while exploring the Lake Keowee area? Look no further than the Three Pines View Bed & Breakfast! This boutique inn is tucked away in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, and just minutes to both Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, yet close to the town of Clemson! Three Pines View is… Read more »

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