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Easy trail offers two waterfalls for the price of one

Easy trail offers two waterfalls for the price of one

You have to hike part of the 77-mile Foothills Trail, followed by a section of the 15.5-mile Chattooga Trail to view the two beautiful waterfalls along Read More...

Life as a Highway

Life as a Highway

Historic Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11 is more than a journey—it’s a destination With strains of the Marshall Tucker Band’s Take the Highway stuck in...

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Geocaching in State Parks

Geocaching in State Parks

Geocaching is a great activity for all ages.  Most all of our parks have at least one geocache located on the park.  Some of our parks have many geocache locations .  To find the coordinates of these...

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SC Dairy Farm Producing Award-Winning Cheese

SC Dairy Farm Producing Award-Winning Cheese

On a recent trip to Greenville, we found ourselves at a fantastic dairy farm that is producing some amazing goat milk, goat cheese, fudge, and yogurt . And we're not kidding (we know....bad pun). Read More...

Peach and Berry Stands in Western and Upstate South Carolina

Peach and Berry Stands in Western and Upstate South Carolina

Spring and summer deliver delicious fruit to the Upcountry.  We've put together a brochure that lists farms, farmer's markets, roadside stands and even a few recipes.  If you are looking for peaches,...

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You've found the perfect site to plan your next Upcountry South Carolina vacation. The northwest corner of South Carolina is tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and includes Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties. Conveniently located between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA, the Upcountry is an ideal choice for a great getaway.

We've compiled some great ideas on things to do when you visit the upstate of South Carolina. Whether you're interested in history, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, the arts or shopping, the Upcountry has something for you. You'll also find plenty of festivals and special events, golf courses, great restaurants and wonderful hotels, cabins, bed & breakfasts and vacation rentals! With our interactive Visitors Guide, maps and itineraries, we make it easy for you to pack your suitcase and begin to explore this beautiful area.