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 »

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 »

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 »

The Beach Club at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

Nestled right on the shoreline of Lake Keowee, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs boasts a fantastic amenity – The Beach Club, a family favorite of the community. The Beach Club features two swimming pools complete with a waterslide and beach-like entrance, a cafe & bar, and even a shop to pick up a kayak or… Read more »

The BMW Charity Pro-Am is coming this June!

Tickets are on sale now for the golfing charity event of the season! The BMW Charity Pro-AM is the only golf tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with professionals for the three-ball competition! Held from June 10th through the 13th, this tournament was created by The South Carolina Charities,… Read more »

Soapstone Church’s Fish Fry!

Known as the oldest African-American church in the Upstate of South Carolina, Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens was established and built in the 1860’s.  Although this church’s location affords a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the church is named for the abundance of soapstone found in the area.   Not only is this… Read more »

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