Land Beside the Water
Upstate offers a wide scale of activities whether you are an active
participant or just like to watch. The nature provides ample background
of tranquility to just sit in the rocking chair on the front porch in
many areas of the community. However, we are perfectly situated being
only about two hours from the metropolitans of Charlotte, NC and
Atlanta, GA. We are also a short drive from the cultural events of
Clemson University. The Oconee Community Theatre and the Clemson Little
Theatre have productions monthly.
About an hour away is Greenville with its malls, a hockey team, concerts, museums, and much, much more.
Our largest city, Seneca, was voted #1 place to retire by RetireSouth
in 2003. Seneca offers Music on the Green featuring a different type of
music every Saturday night during the months of May through September.
They also host Arts on the Alley, Make A Difference Day, . .. . .
There are many lakes and
rivers to choose from in Upstate, South Carolina. Lake Keowee and Lake
Hartwell run throughout and there are multiple public access points.
Boating, water skiing, swimming, and fishing are among the many
pleasures the water offers. Smaller lakes like Jocassee, Cherokee, and
Becky are also popular. There are many campgrounds from primitive to
luxurious, and state and county parks.
According to Living in South Carolina, South Carolinians are the
nations leaders in creation of wildlife habitats. The Botanical Gardens
(Clemson University) is a popular destination for residents and
visitors. Walking, hiking, and bike trails, as well as state and county
parks are abundant. The Chattooga River offers tubing and all levels
(from beginners to novice) of whitwater rafting. The Chattooga is best
known from James Dickey's novel "Deliverance" made famous in the 1972
film starring Burt Reynolds. It is rated among the best whitewater trips
Many like to escape from
the daily hustle with a drive to the mountains to enjoy the serenity of
nature. Our area offers eighteen waterfalls in Oconee County and three
in Pickens County. A few can be viewed easily, although some require
hiking for the best views.