Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

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 »

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 »

Travelers Rest Farmers Market

Located off The Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville County, SC, is the The Travelers Rest Farmers Market, a charming seasonal market overflowing with colorful and ripe seasonal produce, flavorful meats and herbs, and locally sourced honey. The non-profit market is also a showcase for local artisans and their craft – from woodworkers to pottery makers… Read more »

Hike to a lakeside pavilion high in the mountains

The Cliffs Communities are well sought after for their seamless blending of luxury homes and world-class amenities within breathtaking natural surroundings. Many of their Lake Keowee and South Carolina communities offer not only golfing, dining, and boating, but also miles of beautiful trails for avid outdoorsmen to enjoy.   From beginners to the most experienced… Read more »

Downtown Greenville’s Window Decorating Contest

Downtown Greenville merchants are making window shopping even more fun! This year, Main Street shops are transforming their displays into Winter wonderlands and Christmas utopias! Residents and visitors will not only be able to enjoy these visual delights but also vote for their favorite display now through Saturday, December 19th on the City of Greenville’s… Read more »

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