Fresh Air Friday: Stumphouse Tunnel & Issaqueena Falls A favorite of In The Know Upstate, Stumphouse Tunnel, and Issaqueena Falls have been featured in other ITK articles such as Adventures of the Upstate, Upstate Did You Know, and Daytripper. Now they are having their Fresh Air Friday debut. Tips To Breathe In Difficulty: Easy Price: $2 Parking…
It is almost time to put up the tree and deck the halls. Some of you reading this may actually have your halls already decked, and there is nothing wrong with that. With this festive time of the year, there is one age old question that can stir up debate. Do you prefer a real or a fake tree? People are passionate on both sides, but if you find yourself squarely in the real camp, there are a lot of options for you to channel your inner lumberjack. Whether you are looking to stay local, or make an adventure out of it, there’s a Christmas Tree Farm for you.
In the inaugural edition of Fresh Air Fridays, we visited Paris Mountain State Park as it is one of the most accessible parks in all of the Upstate and just a stone’s throw away from all the amenities multiple city centers have to offer. Today, though, I want to talk about a particular trail within the park, one that I neglected for too long but am now wearing down the soles of my boots upon once or twice a week. That trail is the Sulphur Springs Loop and I currently cannot get enough of it.
Sometimes the best outdoor destinations require a little more effort than we are accustomed to. Sure, we can all follow the signs to Jones Gap and Table Rock State Parks and find a nice place to park and some restrooms for a pit stop before we start our hike. Sometimes, though, a more unbridled version of Mother Nature calls and in these cases we just need to know where to look.
Autumn is in full swing, and as of this week it is actually starting to feel like it. It is time to break out the sweaters, scarfs, and pumpkin spiced lattes. (Ok, we’ll be honest, we’ve been drinking PSLs since early September.) Soon, the fall foliage will be at its peak. That means it’s time for what the locals affectionately refer to as leaf lookin’. There is something about the swaths of color that really drives people wild, us included. We’ve gathered together some of the best places in the Upstate and adjacent for you to see the leaves in all of their splendor. You better be-leaf it Upstaters!
Disc golf enthusiasts in the Upstate have no shortage of options to choose from in order to enjoy the sport that has been growing in popularity since the 1970s. As far back as the 1920s, people have been throwing discs at targets in a golf-like game, but it wasnt until the late 1960s, when a California parks and recreation supervisor petitioned Wham-O, the makers of the Frisbee, to supply discs for a tournament, that the seeds of the sport were planted.
In the last edition of Fresh Air Friday I told you about Poinsett Bridge with a promise to follow up with the story of another historic Upstate bridge this week. That bridge is, of course, Campbell’s Covered Bridge which has stood proudly in the Upstate since 1909 and is now the centerpiece of a park owned and operated by Greenville Rec.
Home Team Advantage: Upstate Adult Sports Leagues There are scores of sports leagues for the kiddies across the Upstate. Every sport and every season imaginable are represented letting your little one get a jumpstart on their pro dreams. However, what about us adults? What if we want to play sports? Maybe it is too late for…
ITK's Brain Bites: Southern Football 101 There is one thing in the south that inspires more conversations, rivalries, and shouting matches than anything else. Of course, we are talking about college football. Our newest tribe member, Jonathan, is a recent transplant from the north and he needed to be schooled. We certainly can’t have our…
This week’s Fresh Air Friday is familiar to anyone who has been following ITK for quite some time. The Poinsett Bridge. That being said, today we are focusing on the less spooky side of things. The bridge is actually home to some incredible hiking. Along with the views, you’ll be learning some informative (and entertaining) history.