Greater Upstate SC

projectROCK: A Climbing Haven in Upstate, SC

Nestled in the heart of the Upstate in Easley, South Carolina, projectROCK stands as a beacon for climbing enthusiasts and beginners alike. This state-of-the-art climbing facility is not just a gym but a community hub where individuals and families come together to challenge themselves, learn new skills, and foster a love for the sport of… Read more »

Explore Pendleton’s Historic Woodburn Plantation House

If you’re looking for a unique and informative experience, then look no further than the historic Woodburn Plantation House in Pendleton, South Carolina. Not only is it listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but it’s also a site on the SC National Heritage Corridor. This four-story clapboard plantation house was built in 1830… Read more »

Celebrating National Milk Day with Happy Cow Creamery

January 11th is National Milk Day, and what better way to celebrate than with some of the freshest milk around? We would like to highlight the Happy Cow Creamery in Pelzer, South Carolina. Not only do they produce delicious whole milk, but they also have a wide variety of other local, seasonal products in their… Read more »

Hanover House in Clemson, SC

Clemson, SC may first bring to mind Clemson University but it is also home to a great deal of history. One such historical place is the Hanover House, built over 300 years ago! Now, interesting enough, this structure didn’t call Pickens County “home” until the 1940s. Originally built in 1716 in Berkeley County for French… Read more »

Waterfalls of the Upstate: Bull Sluice Falls & King Creek Falls

The following is courtesy of “Seasons” publication by The Sentinel-Progress.   Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, or just looking for a pretty spot to spend an afternoon, Upstate South Carolina has some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.  Located mainly in Pickens and Oconee Counties, these waterfalls are sure to impress.  Don’t forget… Read more »

Cherokee Name: Skyagunsta

Driving in and around the area of The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, you will note some road names that are from the Cherokee (Keowee being one of them – roughly translated “place of the mulberries”!). One such word brings back history of not only the Cherokee but of Andrew Pickens, for… Read more »