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Central Unveils New Biking and Hiking Trails

The new Central SWU Hiking/Biking trails are located at 727 Clayton St, Central, SC 29630, just off the main campus of Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC. The trails were built as part of a collaborative effort between The City of Clemson, The Town […]

Jump into Fall Color in Upcountry South Carolina

By Hope S. Philbrick There’s no need to adjust the tint on your windshield. The fall colors really are this bright on the drive along the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway (Highway 11) in Upcountry South Carolina. Beginning in September and […]

Festivals And Fun On The Farm 

The Gaffney Peachoid Let’s set the record straight: the Gaffney Peachoid was famous before the 135-foot water tower appeared in several episodes of the Netflix series House of Cards. The unmistakable landmark along I-85 signifies the importance of this delectable, […]

Horseback Waterfall Tours offers a different view of the great outdoors

Of all the ways to see the Upcountry’s most rugged and scenic spots, including the area surrounding Jocassee Gorges and the waterfalls of neighboring North Carolina, by horseback has to be one of the most memorable. Lifelong horseman Rhett Leonard […]

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