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.
SC Highway 11 is a 120-mile route that offers a calming reprieve from the hustle and bustle of interstate 85. Highway 11 is a nature-lovers dream with plenty of hiking opportunities along the way. The route is dotted with an array of small towns that are worth exploring.
Turning a hobby into a passion can produce beautiful results, just take a look at the Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve. This garden is a true labor of love, and it shows. With so much natural beauty, you might forget that the bustling city of Spartanburg is only a few short miles away.
This week’s Fresh Air Friday takes us outside of the Upstate. Hot Springs, NC is just a short drive into the mountains, and it is so worth the trip. Nestled in a sleepy mountain town, Hot Springs is the perfect outdoor oasis for a family trip. My family and a group of friends recently completed our annual pilgrimage to Hot Springs, North Carolina and, as I am every year, am blown away by the fact that we have such a place this close to home. The sleepy little mountain town has everything you could possibly ask for in an outdoor adventure – the French Broad River, access to the Appalachian Trail, campsites and cabins, and (of course) a hot spring. All of this is roughly two hours or less from anywhere in the Upstate making it one of the most accessible resort towns you could ever ask for.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes it is too hot for a hike, but that means it is the perfect weather for a swim. Fresh Air Friday this week takes you to Lake Jocassee in Oconee County. Whether by boat, kayak, paddleboard, or simply swimming, you can enjoy the refreshing waters of this lake. So take the plunge, and learn more in this week's Fresh Air Friday.
Lake Robinson: Greer's Hidden Gem Here at In the Know Upstate, we love a hidden gem. So, when Greer CPW contacted us about coming out and enjoying a day at Lake Robinson, we jumped at the chance. In fact, the ITK Tribe wasn’t even that familiar with Lake Robinson but any chance to spend the…