Georgetown County alone has FIVE rivers in addition to stellar coastline on the Atlantic, which is the perfect formula for some major outdoor adventures on and off the water. It’s a laidback southern coastal town on South Carolina's Hammock Coast, which has some deep roots in history, giving outdoor experiences here an even more interesting underlying layer.
The downtown district sits on the banks of the Sampit River. There are tons of local shops, museums and eateries to be amused in, but you can also depart from here to enjoy several tour options like a history walking tour or shelling and wildlife viewing on nearby islands and waterways. You can even stay at the Keith House Inn, where the room comes complete with a cute blue bicycle for your very own self-guided tour through the centuries old streets.
Georgetown County was one of the wealthiest areas in South Carolina before the Civil War, so it’s no surprise that much of the land here were originally plantations that eventually became hunting preserves and vacations for Northerners. The result is a massive amount of protected land prime for authentic outdoor recreation at places like Hobcaw Barony and Yawkey. There are also lots of great local experts like Black River Outdoors Center that are ready to show you the lay of the land. If the plantation-era is your thing, then definitely check out Mansfield Plantation where your stay comes with (you guessed it) a bicycle and miles of trails that guide you through the best preserved rice plantation in the United States.
End your trip with tea time at Hopsewee, a pre-Revolutionary home on the banks of the Santee River, where you can toast yourself on a truly authentic South Carolina experience!
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