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96 Things to Do in South Carolina

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Many Adventures await in the Old 96 District of South Carolina. Here are a few:

  1. Check in to the Belmont Inn in Abbeville for a weekend getaway.
  2. Attend a play at the Opera House in downtown Abbeville.
  3. Stroll around Abbeville’s historic town square.
  4. Enjoy dinner at the Village Grill in downtown Abbeville.
  5. Step back in time and experience Civil War history at the Burt-Stark Mansion.
  6. Treat yourself to a night at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in Abbeville-Bernibrooks Inn, Hearthside Inn, Veranda on Main and Vintage Inn.
  7. Camp at Calhoun Falls State Park.
  8. Visit Trinity Episcopal Church and Cemetery in downtown Abbeville.
  9. Have fun at the Abbeville Spring Festival the first weekend in May in downtown Abbeville.
  10. Attend the Hogs and Hens Festival in downtown Abbeville during October.
  11. Hike at Parsons Mountain Recreation Area.
  12. Check out the quaint and charming local retail stores in downtown Abbeville..
  13. Walk the grounds and go inside the historic McGowan Barksdale Bundy House in Abbeville.
  14. Visit Swartzentruber’s bakery on the outskirts of Abbeville and enjoy delicious sweets.
  15. Tour the campus of Erskine College, the only Associate Reformed Presbyterian College in the USA, located in Due West.
  16. Enjoy the beach at Calhoun Falls State Park in Abbeville County.
  17. Visit the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce office and view the vintage paintings by Wilbur Kurtz.
  18. Learn about the valuable pottery made in Edgefield hundreds of year ago at the Old Edgefield Pottery.
  19. Explore the Winchester Museum located inside the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield.
  20. Dine at the Old Edgefield Grill.
  21. Buy fresh local peaches and produce at Sara’s or Cook’s Produce stands on Highway 25 in Edgefield County.
  22. Discover the story behind Bettis Academy in Trenton, one of the first African American schools in South Carolina.
  23. Eat a hamburger at The Billiard Parlor in Edgefield.
  24. Enjoy the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival the first weekend in May.
  25. Taste the best moonshine in the country at Caroline Moon Distillery on the square in Edgefield.
  26. Stroll through Magnolia Dale historic house in Edgefield.
  27. At Magnolia Dale be sure to check out the J. Strom Thurmond Memorabilia Room.
  28. Go by the only peach museum in the USA located in Johnston at the Edgefield Chamber of Commerce office.
  29. Delight in good old southern food at Riley’s in downtown Johnston.
  30. Travel around the town square in Edgefield and view the amazing statue of Senator J. Strom Thurmond, the one time longest serving senator in Congress.
  31. Have lunch at Park Row Market #1 in Edgefield.
  32. Explore your genealogy at D. A. Tompkins Memorial Library in Edgefield.
  33. Count the number of metal turkeys located throughout Edgefield.
  34. Take a brisk morning walk around Slade Lake in Edgefield.
  35. Plan to attend the Trenton Peach Festival the 3rd weekend in June.
  36. Stop by the Greenwood Arts Center in downtown Greenwood.
  37. Test your golfing skills at Hunters Creek Golf course in Greenwood.
  38. Be entertained by attending a play at the Greenwood Community Theatre.
  39. Explore The Museum in Greenwood and relive the early 1900’s.
  40. Feast on a selection of ethnic foods at Kicker’s restaurant in Greenwood and taste one of their five daily soups.
  41. Enjoy the SC Festival of Flowers in Greenwood during the third weekend of June.
  42. Experience the world of model trains with a visit to Emerald Farm in Greenwood.
  43. Visit Ninety Six National Historic Site, home of the first southern land battle of the Revolutionary War.
  44. Fish at Lake Greenwood State Park outside of Ninety Six.
  45. Spend a weekend at the Inn on the Square in downtown Greenwood.
  46. Relish a weekend of barbecue and blues during the SC Festival of Discovery in July in Greenwood.
  47. Eat your fill of catfish at the Ware Shoals Catfish Feastival during Memorial Day weekend.
  48. Take your canoe or kayak down to the rocky shoals in Ware Shoals.
  49. Buy healthy goat soap products at Emerald Farm in Greenwood.
  50. Experience the times of Harry Truman when you visit the Railroad Center in Greenwood.
  51. Have a quiet and elegant dinner at Pascal’s in downtown Greenwood.
  52. Check out the many antique shops in Greenwood.
  53. Have a family reunion at one of the 4 large picnic shelters at Lake Greenwood State Park.
  54. Play a round of golf at Stoney Point Golf Club outside of Greenwood.
  55. Explore Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, site of a bloody Revolutionary War battle.
  56. See the beautiful mural in the small southern town of Ownings.
  57. Go canoeing down the Enoree River Canoe Trail outside of Clinton.
  58. Ride through the quaint town of Gray Court.
  59. Walk around the square in downtown Laurens and shop in the many stores.
  60. Have lunch at Yo’ Cup restaurant on the town square in Laurens.
  61. Browse through the Artists’ Coop store in downtown Laurens.
  62. View the amazing Horseshoe water fall at Musgrove Mill State Historic site outside of Clinton at Exit 54 off I-26.
  63. Check out Stewart Farms and their produce located on the outskirts of Gray Court.
  64. Enjoy Squealin’ on the Square Bar BQ competition and festival the first weekend in October in downtown Laurens.
  65. Dine at Roma’s Italian and Greek Restaurant in downtown Laurens.
  66. Get off Interstate 26 and have lunch at Steamer’s in downtown Clinton.
  67. Drop in to visit the Clinton Museum one Sunday afternoon.
  68. Have dinner and see a movie at Capitol Café and Movie theater in Laurens.
  69. Spend a day testing your hunting skills at the Clinton House off I-26 in Clinton.
  70. Drive through the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton.
  71. Explore the Laurens County Museum on Sunday afternoon.
  72. Shoot sporting clays at Harris Springs Shooting Preserve outside of Waterloo.
  73. Pan for gold at Heritage Gold Mine Park during the summer months on weekends in downtown McCormick.
  74. Browse through the Artisans Gallery at the McCormick Arts Council at Keturah (MACK).
  75. Hike Stevens Creek trail in McCormick and view the only gooseberry flower that grows in South Carolina named Lake Miccosukee.
  76. Rent a canoe at Earth Connections in McCormick and enjoy the Little River Blueways.
  77. Encounter an eclectic night with dinner at La Cantitia, just outside of Plum Branch, South Carolina.
  78. Rent a cabin at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in McCormick and grill hot dogs over your own fire pit.
  79. Play golf at Savannah Lakes Village’s two championship courses-Monticello and Tara, located in McCormick.
  80. Scuba dive at Lake J. Strom Thurmond in McCormick County.
  81. Step back in time with a visit to Strom’s Drug Store in downtown McCormick where ice cream floats are on the menu.
  82. Visit Old 96 District and enjoy over 110,00 acres of freshwater and 2,000 miles of shorelines.
  83. Spend a night in the historic bed and breakfast, Fannie Kate’s Inn, in downtown McCormick.
  84. Hike through Sumter National Forest and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Old 96 District.
  85. Play golf on the lake front course at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in McCormick, the only resort state park in South Carolina.
  86. Bike or hike Horn Creek Trail at Lick Fork Recreation Area in McCormick.
  87. Have a picnic and fish at Hamilton Branch State Park outside of McCormick.
  88. Camp at Baker Creek State Park in McCormick and let the kids enjoy the playground.
  89. Shop at one of the five county local Farmers Markets during the months of May-September and enjoy fresh local produce.
  90. Pick strawberries at one of the many farms in the Old 96 District.
  91. Stop at one of the many peach stands along major highways in the Old 96 District to taste the “tastiest peach” around.
  92. Take a drive down Scenic Highway 81 and marvel at the beautiful landscapes.
  93. See beautiful Christmas light displays all across the Old 96 District during November and December.
  94. Stay in one of the Old 96 District campgrounds and relax!
  95. Plan your visit around October or April and attend one of the candlelight events at Ninety Six Historic Site.
  96. Come fish our South Carolina Freshwater Coast and catch some of the biggest striped bass ever.
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