Greater South Carolina

The South Carolina State Parks Family is Growing!

Exciting developments are underway for nature enthusiasts and outdoor lovers in South Carolina as the South Carolina State Parks family expands! In a state renowned for its natural splendor and diverse landscapes, the introduction of new state parks is a reason for jubilation. Let’s delve into these fresh additions and what they offer to visitors…. Read more »

Birding Clubs of the Area

The greater Upstate region of South Carolina is not only home to many beautiful and diverse plants, but also some fascinating and stunning birds!  With so many beautiful species of birds to study, our area has several “birding” clubs where members learn about area birds together. Here are the top organizations in the greater Greenville… Read more »

Help the Monarch Butterfly Population!

Were you aware that monarch butterflies are dwindling in population? According to the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF), the population of brilliant orange-hued butterflies have seen a decline of 97% across the past 2 decades. The drastic drop in population numbers has local Upstate researchers concerned, and looking into ways our area residents can help… Read more »

SC State Parks to Reopen May 1st!

Good News for this weekend!  The South Carolina State Parks are set to reopen on Friday, May 1st.  Please understand that there are some limitations to the reopening. Picnic shelters, visitor centers, and community buildings will still be closed.  Each park will also lower the capacity.  Once the park reaches its threshold, the gates will… Read more »

Perdeaux Fruit Farm

Further down Scenic Highway 11 you will come across one of South Carolina’s wonderful fruit farms. The Perdeaux Fruit Farm offers over 12 types of fruit with more than 100 varieties! They have your staples, such as apples and pears, but also carry other scrumptious fruit such as persimmons and muscadines but be sure to… Read more »

South Carolina’s Nickname: The Palmetto State

Residents of The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee enjoy so many things that upstate South Carolina has to offer. They will tell you that The Palmetto State is a great place to visit and to live. But what about this nickname, The Palmetto State? Our state’s nickname is from the sabal palmetto tree. Not many… Read more »

South Carolina: The age of innocence

Article taken from National Geographic Traveller (UK Edition) March 2014 Written by Chris Leadbeater Read the full article here: http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/destinations/north-america/usa/south-carolina-the-age-of-innocence/ Far removed from the bright lights of metropolitan USA, South Carolina revels in its traditional, wholesome brand of Americana, as well as its magnificent rivers, forests, hills and valleys — and why not? “Now that,”… Read more »

Fort Hill

Set upon the grounds of Clemson University is a house steeped in history and tradition. Its large white exterior and antebellum charm are reminiscent of times gone by in an ever-changing landscape of architecture and people. Walking on the grounds of Fort Hill, you are immediately transported from a college campus to the historic plantation… Read more »

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