Outdoor Excursions

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LOCATION Dorchester County

The Birthplace of Sweet Tea is just as sweet as it sounds. What started as Pineland Village around 1785 as a refuge for plantation owners, Summerville soon became a railroad stop for the first passenger railroad in the United States and also was known as one of the best areas in the world for the cure of lung and throat disorders, thanks to their abundance of pine trees. Today, Summerville has a mix of outdoor experiences with a splash of their intriguing history.

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Lake Jocassee: A Destination of a Lifetime
LOCATION The Mountains

Lake Jocassee is a massive 7,500-acre and 300-foot deep reservoir created by Duke Energy in 1973 (along with Lake Keowee). The bottom of the lake used to be Jocassee Valley, and there are many remnants far below the waters, visible only to scuba divers (there's even a scuba diving playground)! Many mountain streams, rivers and waterfalls flow into the undeveloped lake at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making it an almost crystal green outdoor haven that photographs just cannot possibly do justice. Jocassee was named a destination of a lifetime by National Geographic, recognizing the surrounding gorges and the rare plant and animal wildlife habitats that surround her waters. 

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A Revolutionary Road Trip
LOCATION Cherokee County

Surrounding Gaffney are deep roots in Revolutionary War history. Follow the footsteps of Patriots from the trails they walked to the battlefields where they fought.

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Nature Adventures Outfitters
LOCATION The Lowcountry

Charlestons oldest naturalist guide service offering paddling, hiking, birding and wildlife eco-boat tours in the Francis Marion National Forest, Cape Romain, Santee and ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuges, and the Charleston Harbor.  

Read More TAGS HikingKayakingRiversThe CoastWaterfallsWildlife SightseeingPaddleboardingPlantations