Fresh Air Friday: Rainbow Falls In the early days of Fresh Air Friday, we recommended that you take a visit to Jones Gap State Park and provided a broad summary of all park’s amenities. Additionally, we promised to dig a little deeper into the future and tell you about some specific hikes and features that…
I know what you’re thinking, and no, there is not a bad time to visit a waterfall. Lucky for you, the Upstate has its fair share of fantastic views and crisp, cool water. Whether you enjoy the challenges of a hike to view a waterfall from the top, a relaxing walk in the park to enjoy the cool mist, or a nice backdrop for a relaxing afternoon, there is a waterfall for you.
Sandi Morris is a medal-winning Olympian from Greenville, SC. Sandi reflects on her time at the Olympics as one of the most surreal moments of her life. The key to Sandi’s success? Never give up on your dreams.
Fresh Air Friday: Cedar Falls Park Looking for a new place to fish, swim, or just take a stroll? Allow us to introduce you to Cedar Falls Park in Fountain Inn, SC. The falls offer a nice change of pace to the usual hustle and bustle of parks like Falls Park or Cleveland Park. Not only…
How many times have you found yourself saying, “They’re so hard to shop for?” If you are anything like us, you’ve found yourself saying it a lot. While gift cards are convenient, they are so impersonal, and they lack a certain pizzazz. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We have created a gift guide for any occasion. Need a last minute birthday gift? Done. Wedding Registry completed? No problem. Be the best gifter, with In The Know Upstate’s Anytime Gift Guide.
Has this ever happened to you? You’re riding down the road in your car, and pass a motorcycle. Suddenly, you are hit with a serious feeling of jealousy. The freedom of two wheels on the open road, the rumble of an engine, and let’s be honest, the total devil-may-care attitude of owning a motorcycle is calling out to you. You think to yourself, “I wish I could do that.” Well, if I can, you can!
In the Upstate, the very beginning of football season (AKA the best time of year) is marked by the Panthers Training Camp at Spartanburg’s Wofford College. Each year, loyal fans rush to catch the first look of our beloved Panthers and explore the Sparkle City. This year, we’ve made it easy to have fun beyond the end zone with five ways to make your visit a touchdown.
For the want-to-be adventurers used to the city life or the experienced hiker in need of a nearby get-away, Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve is a great fit. Neighbor to downtown Spartanburg, the meandering trails are a restful escape with nearby rewards. Let your mind slip out of the office and wander this urban park in this week’s Fresh Air Friday.
Located near the town of Walhalla are two of Oconee County's top attractions, Stumphouse Tunnel and Issaqueena Falls. In fact, these two attractions are some of the most gorgeous in the entire Upstate. Stumphouse Tunnel maintains a near constant 56-degree temperature, and is a welcome respite on a hot summer day. Nearby at Issaqueena Falls, visitors can enjoy the waterfall and have a picnic at this shady, wooded retreat.
“It’s hot!” “I’m melting!” “Why am I sweating so much?” These are common phrases during the summer in the Upstate. There has got to be a way to beat the heat that doesn’t involve just sitting in front of your A/C vent (though we here at In the Know Upstate recognize how useful this tactic is….). Thankfully, there are oases all across the Upstate that will help you beat the heat. From local water parks, public pools, and even the cool refreshing waters of lakes, The Upstate is chock-full of options where anyone can cool down for a day. Here is your guide to staying cool for the summer.