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Local Christmas Tree Farms

With Thanksgiving this week, many homes are already being decked out for the Christmas season, right around the corner. If you enjoy having the tradition or want to start experiencing the fun of “choose and cut” at a Christmas Tree Farm, you have many options in the area. In Upstate South Carolina, you can go… Read more »

Moses Cone Memorial Park

An often mentioned attraction for this area is the Blue Ridge Parkway. With the beautiful views and charming stops along the way, there is always something to enjoy on your ride. One such destination along this scenic highway is the Moses Cone Memorial Park, at milepost 294. This historic mountain estate has thousands of acres,… Read more »

The Lowry House Inn of Seneca

The area surrounding Lake Keowee has much to offer. Clemson Football, for starters, is gearing up and ready for a fantastic year! Many of the people who travel in to enjoy these collegiate games, as well as those who are in the area to enjoy the natural beauty and other attractions, seek accommodations that are… Read more »

Waterfalls Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee are in the prime location – foothills of the mountains. This allows not only lake living but a short drive to be in the mountains of North Carolina! A prime feature of said mountains is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Along this road, you will encounter sweeping… Read more »

Montford Historic District of Asheville

Need to get away for a long weekend? Look to one of the many charming bed & breakfast inns of the Montford neighborhood in Asheville, North Carolina. Just north of downtown Asheville, this neighborhood is part of the National Register Historic District with over 500 buildings that date between 1890 and 1920. Many of these… Read more »

Cherokee County History & Arts Museum

Upstate South Carolina has a rich cultural history. One facet of this heritage is displayed in Gaffney’s Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, led by the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society. Here, you will find world-class displays and exhibits showcasing the cultural heritage. There are many permanent displays, including galleries featuring interactive tools about the… Read more »

Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day is here and many of us enjoy going to the lake to enjoy with friends and family or perhaps a cookout at home. But what about some interesting facts regarding the day we are celebrating? For starters, it is worth noting that only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July… Read more »

Small Towns of Western North Carolina

Many people are familiar with Asheville, North Carolina, especially residents of The Cliffs and The Reserve, as this stunning city is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is exploding with art and delicious restaurants (and so much more)! But what about some of the smaller towns nestled in the surrounding areas? Let’s explore a… Read more »

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