This week’s Fresh Air Friday takes us to the Doodle Trail. Yes, it may have a slightly silly name, but there is some history behind it. The Doodle Trail connects Pickens and Easley, and while it is relatively new, it is still a fantastic trek. Perfect for those who want a leisurely stroll, or a lengthy bike ride. After this Fresh Air Friday we think you’ll be drawn to the Doodle Trail.
The Upstate has a lot to offer. A LOT. We know it, you know it, and our partners at Ten at The Top know it. That is why they have created their quick and easy asset maps. What exactly is an asset map? These asset maps are interactive maps that show you how to access all of the great services and amenities in the Upstate. They currently have six asset maps, but are diligently working on more so that you can make the most out of your Upstate.
It is the best of times, but it can also produce the most boring of times. I’m talking about summer. The kids are out of school, the sun is high in the sky, and you’re…well you’re looking for a way to keep the kids entertained and yourself sane. Fret not, dear Upstaters, we’ve got just the solution, seven of them to be exact! We’ve rounded up some ways to keep the young ones having fun that are also unique. Think of all the stories they’ll have when they go back to school. You’re getting “Cool Parent” points already. Here are Seven Summer Activities To Keep Your Kids Off The Couch.
For this week’s Fresh Air Friday, we wanted to bring you a leisurely stroll through Hagood Mill. You’ll still get all of the splendor of the outdoors without having to climb the side of a mountain. The Hagood Mill has the added bonus of being historically significant for the Upstate.
As some of you know, my son Bennett has special needs. To be exact, he suffered an intrauterine stroke that left him with left-sided weakness, developmental delays (including speech, fine motor, and large motor), sensory sensitivity, and Cortical Visual Impairment (a form of visual impairment that is caused by a brain problem rather than an eye problem). The more I learn about Bennett and his needs, the harder it is to find things to do with him that he will actually enjoy. There are so many questions we have to ask when we are searching for fun activities. Will it be loud? Is it wheelchair accessible? Can he do it with one hand? Am I going to be worried about him getting hurt or having a meltdown the whole time?
It is true, the Upstate is a wonderful place full of so many great things to do and experience. That being said, sometimes you just want to go somewhere new, somewhere different. We don’t blame you. We like to travel, too. Luckily, the Upstate is in a prime location to offer some spectacular day trips. Who doesn’t love a day trip? It has all of the excitement of a legit vacation, but at the end of the day you can come home and climb into your own comfy bed. Here are Five Day Trips worth the gas mileage.
Friday May 25th and Saturday May 26th, Greenville will be wearing a little more tartan (remember this word) than they normally will be. Why, you may be asking? That is because the Greenville Scottish Games will once again be taking the streets of Greenville and the fields of Furman University. Let’s just say you will not want to miss out. The Great Scot! Parade is Friday, May 25th at 6 PM and marches its way down Main Street in downtown Greenville. The Greenville Scottish Games proper are all day Saturday, May 26th at Furman University.
Sometimes, you can’t beat the heat, so you just have to go out and enjoy it. Luckily, there are festivals all across the Upstate that will make the summer heat a little more bearable. No matter what you’re looking for, the Upstate has it. Load up the car, and travel the Upstate! Who knows? You might find your new favorite festival!