Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Wildflowers in South Carolina

South Carolina is blessed with an assorted array of natural habitats. From the marshy low country, to the sandy beaches along the Atlantic and the bluish hue and lakes tucked within the Blue Ridge Mountain range of Appalachian Mountains, the Palmetto state is full of varied habitats, flora, and fauna.   Did you know that… Read more »

Helicopter Rides in Upstate South Carolina!

There are countless adventures to take in the Upstate area. From enjoying a nearby lake, hiking through wildflowers, kayaking down Reedy River near Greenville’s downtown, or taking in the sights and sounds (and shopping) of one of our amazing towns.  How about something a little more off the beaten path? How about something memorable and… Read more »

South Street Partners Buy Palmetto Bluff

South Street Partners, owners of the Cliffs communities, just made another big purchase in South Carolina.   Last month, South Street Partners in partnership with Henderson Park Capital Partners announced their purchase of Palmetto Bluff, a sprawling 20,000 acre multi-purpose resort property on the Intercoastal Waterway in Bluffton, SC.  The purchase is reportedly the largest… Read more »

Jocassee Lake Tours

One of the most treasured features of our Upstate area is the Jocassee Gorges.  Named as one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places” by National Geographic, this destination is rich with wildlife and is internationally known as a diverse and unique bird habitat with falcons and even bald eagles being spotted by its… Read more »

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Looking for something a little different to do this summer with the children or grands?  How about a trip to Greenville’s own Children’s Museum of the Upstate?  This museum, which happens to be a Smithsonian Affiliate, provides educational learning that is fun for the whole family!  With the engaging exhibits, the children won’t even realize… Read more »

South Carolina Taxes Attractive for Retirees

When the time is right for you to consider retirement and possible relocation, Upstate South Carolina is fast becoming a top contender for many.  For some, it is the mild four season and pleasant climate.  Others like the low density population and closeness of abundant natural resources — such as lakes and mountains — while keeping… Read more »

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