Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Arabella Farm Event Venue

Arabella Farm of Sunset, SC is an event venue that offers a stunning setting while not compromising on space.  This family-operated Upstate location can seat up to 450 guests, the largest in the area. With outdoor spaces, including large patios, and dressing rooms, this venue has it all! You have the option of holding your… Read more »

Sassafras Mountain Overlook

Too often, although understandably, the most stunning mountain vistas require a grueling trek. Even though gorgeous mountain views are worth the work, it is nice to have a reprieve and take a short walk to enjoy our local stunning landscapes. Once such location is the Sassafras Mountain overlook in Pickens County. Although this mountain marks… Read more »

Whitewater Falls Upper in NC

One of the many treasures of our area (too many to count, in truth!) is Whitewater Falls Upper just inside the neighboring state of North Carolina. This spectacular waterfall is actually a combination of cascades and true waterfalls all in one stunning drop. If coming from South Caroling into North Carolina on 130, just as… 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 »

Southern Hills Lavender – 2017 Upick Season is Here!

  Southern Hills Lavender of Greer, South Carolina is excited to announce their 2017 Upick season!  This year, you have 12 days (Fridays and Saturdays) during May and June where you can register to come pick lavender. Southern Hills Lavender also has classes and special events during this time!  To register, please click here. What’s… Read more »

Clemson Overthrows Crimson Tide

  Securing the 2017 National Championship title for the Clemson Tigers looked like a distant dream after trailing 10 points going into the fourth quarter. That’s when Clemson’s quarterback, Deshaun Watson, began to dominate the Alabama defense, which had been considered among the greatest in college football history. Watson completed 12 of 18 passes for… Read more »

Restaurant Week in Greenville, South Carolina

Ready for the famed Restaurant Week in Greenville, South Carolina? Starting this Thursday, January 12th, you can begin your 11 day celebration of various restaurants of the Upstate! No matter your taste, there are numerous restaurants to please your palate. From good ol’ Southern cuisine to authentic exotic flavors, Restaurant Week has got you covered…. Read more »

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