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South Carolina is home to breathtaking natural attractions, and in the mountainous upstate, we’ve got plenty in the way of outdoor adventure. As fall brings cooler temps and changing foliage, it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore the...

South Carolina’s Old 96 District boasts eight beautiful bed & breakfasts in the region. Each one is unique and offers a variety of choices for their guests. Since we are in the South, most homes offer a veranda or porch...

These days, South Carolina’s famous beaches aren’t the only water attraction in the state. The Savannah River and other lakes form the border between South Carolina and Georgia, and the Old 96 District is smack in the middle. Three of...

Visit the town built over a gold mine! McCormick, SC is named for Cyrus McCormick who bought the property to build the town but never set foot in it! McCormick County is built over gold mines developed by Billy Dorn. Although the...

The Abbeville Farmer’s Market is located at 112 North Main Street Parking lot in Historic Downtown Abbeville, SC. Fresh Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Canned Vegetables, Meat Pies, Wine, Arts and Crafts and much more....

The Opera House offers a year-round program of professional theatrical productions in an elegant turn-of-the-century setting. Located on the Town Square, Abbeville. Free tours daily except at rehearsal times....

It’s that time of the year when getting outside is almost mandatory. The colors of the leaves are peaking, the humidity has dropped, but it’s not so cold that you can’t enjoy yourself. Welcome to Fall on South Carolina’s Freshwater...

Historically, archery was used for hunting and combat. Today it is mostly a competitive sport and a recreational activity. A person who takes part in archery is typically called an archer or a bowman. At the only resort state park in...

This unique Southern boutique offers interesting items to decorate your home or wonderful gift ideas for friends and family. A variety of Home & Body goods are offered. As well as Workshops & Services. One generation. One goal. Sharing a passion...

Baker Creek State Park is open from March 1 until September 30, annually. Operated seasonally, Baker Creek caters to those looking for fun on Lake Thurmond, a wild ride on South Carolina mountain bike trails or a quick camping trip. If...

TRAILHEAD: 33.88346, -82.35841 Length: 10 miles of connecting loops / 5.2 miles ridden Difficulty: Moderate Fees: State Park entrance fee Pets Permitted: Yes Restrooms: Yes, at the park visitor center From the kiosk near the park office, begin this medium to strenuous, rolling, hiking/biking, two loop dirt...

TRAILHEAD: 33.88746, -82.36691 Length: 0.7 miles Difficulty: Easy Pets Permitted: Yes, on leashes Restrooms: Yes, at boat ramp parking area Starting from the boat ramp parking area, this moderately difficult loop trail descends toward the lake into a predominately hardwood forest. You can enjoy a...

TRAILHEAD: 33.88034, -82.36470 0.7 mile loop Studded with the brilliant white blossoms of dogwood each spring, the hillsides of Baker Creek State Park stand out in their new cloak of spring green as the leaves emerge on the forests blanketing the slopes....

The Ninety Six National Historic Site is the home of the first Southern land battle of the Revolutionary War in 1775. The original earthen Star Fort constructed in 1781 by British Loyalists was the site of a bloody 28-day battle,...

Purchase home grown Peanuts, Apples, Nuts, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Leeks, Okra, Potatoes, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes during your next visit to Ninety-Six, South Carolina!...

Before you have kids, it’s tough to imagine yourself making promises you cannot possibly keep. Like assuring your 4-year-old daughter that you won’t run into any skunks in the woods on your first camping trip together. I made that guarantee...

The Belmont Inn is an elegant, restored historic building that today offers travelers lodging. Located in downtown Abbeville, SC, The Belmont Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Belmont Inn features 25 guest rooms, a breakfast...

The Billiard Parlor in downtown Edgefield is known for its delicious food and fun atmosphere. Known to the locals as simply “the pool hall”, this establishment specializes in burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, fries & onion rings. It is family...

Fall is officially here. South Carolina’s Old 96 District features some of the most accessible, enjoyable beginner friendly trails in our state. It’s time to get back outside, and the trails are calling.. Our trails are the reason why casual...

Bettis Academy and Junior College, established in 1881 and closed in 1952, is significant for its role in the primary, secondary, and higher education of African Americans in what is now parts of Edgefield and Greenwood Counties from the late...

Bettis Academy and Junior College, established in 1881 and closed in 1952, is significant for its role in the primary, secondary, and higher education of African Americans in what is now Edgefield, Aiken, Greenwood, and Saluda Counties from the late...

John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” Whether it’s a tricycle, road bike, mountain bike or tandem bike; riding is fun. I have fond memories of my nine-year-old self, whizzing through my...

Blue Hole Recreation Area is within the town limits of Calhoun Falls and the town operates and maintains the recreation area. Providing access to Richard B Russell Lake, Blue Hole Ramp offers a one lane launch, courtesy, fishing pier, playground, picnic...

21550 Hwy 221 North Laurens, SC 29630 Phone: 864-682-9573 Budget Inn - Laurens is located in Laurens, South Carolina. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here has a flat-screen cable TV and air conditioning. Featuring a bath or shower, the private bathroom also...

Built in the 1830s, this Greek Revival historic home was the site of the final meeting of the Confederate War Council with President Jefferson Davis on May 2, 1865. Open Friday and Saturday 1:00pm-5pm February-May and September-December. Open Tuesday-Saturday...

Calhoun Falls State Park sits along several pine-covered points extending out into sparsely-developed Lake Russell. The Calhoun Falls campground is one of the most coveted in the park system, with spacious RV and tent sites complete with forested, shoreline views...

TRAILHEADS: 34.10317, -82.62095 (campground), 34.10042, -82.61947 (park store) 0.25 mile linear, or 0.5 mile round-trip Although the Mariners Nature Trail is a very short walk, it provides unique perspectives on Lake Russell and the forest sloping down to meet its waters....

LENGTH: 0.8 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.19525, -82.18142 SURFACE: Gravel dust FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No The Cambridge Gateway Trail in Greenwood is designed for use by pedestrians and bicycles. The trail meanders past oak trees and through a bower of crape myrtles....

Carolina Moon Distillery in Edgefield, SC is reclaiming the culture of small-scale distilling as a craft, returning to the use of quality corn and fresh, local ingredients. Whereas major distillers use the entire run, they use the “heart” of each...

The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, part of the John Drummond and Holly Self Drummond Environmental Education Conference Center, is home to an extensive set of interactive exhibits describing the life and times of the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps...

The story of Black History Month began in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister, Jesse E. Moorland, founded the Association...

LENGTH: 1.5 miles one way DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.14555, -82.01853 SURFACE: Natural FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: Yes, at the park visitor center The Cherokee Path is a 1.5 mile trail from point to point. It was once a direct route for traders and trappers, Native...

The Clinton Museum is located in the downtown area of Clinton, SC. The Museum strives to bring history to life for younger generations. Clinton was first settled by Scots-Irish immigrants two decades before the American Revolutionary War. It incorporated as...

Cokesbury College was established in 1854. The college and the surrounding Cokesbury community– represent an extraordinary glimpse at an early planned utopian community committed to innovative education for young men, young women and for emancipated slaves. At its peak, it...

This relatively flat and short nine-hole course is an easy and enjoyable walk. With generous fairways and small fast greens, this course will provide a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Bermuda greens. Clubhouse. Putting Green....

With a stay at Comfort Inn & Suites in Greenwood, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Greenwood Community Theatre and Greenwood Museum. This hotel is 1.7 mi from Lander University and 12.6 mi from Abbeville Opera House. Make yourself at...

This area includes a Confederate monument and a granite marker listing the 10 governors and 5 lieutenant governors of South Carolina from Edgefield County. A life_sized bronze statue of Edgefield County’s native son, Senator J. Strom Thurmond, can also be...

We all have different ideas of what a vacation is. Some picture sun bathing on white sandy beaches, sipping on a fruity drink with an umbrella. I think of a bed so soft that even Sleeping Beauty’s prince could not...

LENGTH: 0.4 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Easy TRAILHEAD: 34.31006, -81.98544 SURFACE: Paved, Bridge FEES: None PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: No Town of Cross Hill offers a paved walking path that is looped on both ends with a bridge connecting the loops. There are also benches along the way...

Affordable Comfort in Greenwood is what you will find at the Days Inn Wyndham. Just a half mile from Lander University with restaurants and shops nearby. Stop by the Days Inn hotel on your next trip through South Carolina. Located...

TRAILHEAD: 33.95585, -82.42372 1.6 mile loop Prominently visible along SC 81, the De La Howe Interpretive Trail starts out on the campus of the John De La Howe School with a small parking area provided near The Barn. It quickly enters...

At the Diamond Hill Mine you have the rare opportunity to collect your own crystals. Its “unsalted”, meaning everything you will find came from this actual mine. Over millions of years, erosion has occurred to the southern part of the...

Willington on the Way in McCormick County, South Carolina is a spot in the road along SC Highway 81 that draws you to the past era of the French Huguenots settling in this region. Stop for a while and visit...

Take Exit 18 off Interstate 20 off the beaten path and discover Edgefield County, an area covered in history. Over 4,500 years ago, Native Americans along the Savannah River discovered how to create pottery, using Spanish moss, palmetto fibers and...

Built CA. 1898, this steam-powered mill employed a milling process pioneered earlier by inventor Oliver Evans which virtually eliminated manual labor. First known as the McCormick Enterprise Ginnery, the mill became Dorn-Finley Co. in 1917, its purpose “to operate and...

The Edgefield County Discovery Center has state-of-the-art exhibits detailing Edgefield County history.This building was originally known as Magnolia Grove and was built in 1840 by Captain James Miller, a wealthy planter and captain of the Edgefield militia....

Known as the “Peach Capital of the World”, Edgefield county has a long history with the juicy peach. The Edgefield County Peach Museum, take a look at the history of the peach, pioneers of the industry, and peach...

The Edgefield Farmer’s Market has the freshest of local produce, plants, meat, livestock, arts and crafts. The market is open each Saturday through September from 9am-1pm or during various special events. Open June - September....

The Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery is located on the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. The Harper Center Gallery is host to four exhibitions annually — two exhibitions of work from nationally/internationally recognized artists, the Senior Art Major Exhibit,...

SAANEN SOAP is made at Emerald Farm. They have over 30 years of experience in dairy farming. Emerald Farm’s fresh milk is the product of SAANEN goats; first bred hundreds of years ago to produce the finest milk for drinking...

Do you want to see the best small town lights in America? Then Greenwood, SC, is a must-visit during this holiday season. Take a ride down Greenwood’s Main Street and you will be captivated by the lights and beauty. Check...

Equal Rights: two men + two visions = Freedom for All The Story of Dr. Benjamin Mays & Dr. Martin Luther King Benjamin Elijah Mays was born the youngest of eight children in the community of Epworth in Greenwood County, South Carolina on August 1, 1894....

We have a good variety of unique and exceptional restaurants in Old 96 District- let’s do a taste tour of a few. Abbeville County, SC The Village Grill uses no sulfites, preservatives, or MSG in the preparation of meals. They also support local farmers...

It's that time of year again. While Spring is still struggling to, well, spring, in many corners of the world, the first Major tournament of the golf season is upon us. The Masters, slated for April 11-14, 2019, at the...

When planning for an outdoor adventure, it's sometimes hard to make a decision sight unseen. So, let's start here by exploring Baker Creek State Park. Stay tuned for the other parks in South Carolina's Old 96 District. The Details Baker Creek State Park is...

When you stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Greenwood, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Greenwood Community Theatre and Greenwood Museum. This hotel is 2.9 mi from Lander University and 11.5 mi from Abbeville Opera House. Rooms Make...

It’s National Farmers Market Week and we’re celebrating here in Old 96 District! The first full week of August each year, the Farmers Market Coalition helps us remember the crucial role farmers play in our nation’s food system. It’s much more than...

Fat Daddy’s BBQ and Hash House is already a legend around the Upstate of South Carolina. Fat Daddy’s is a family-run restaurant with locations in Greenwood and Cross Hill, SC. Fat Daddy’s continuously delivers the best BBQ in SC. 15-H Hampton...

In this district of just five counties, there are six state parks and one national forest, and usually where there are state parks, there are trails. Mountain and motor bikers, and hikers and horseback riders will love the almost 200...

Visit South Carolina’s Old 96 District and you will feel as though you have stepped back in time. Eight Bed & Breakfast establishments offer charm and comfort along with Southern hospitality! Grand Southern antebellum homes, quaint downtowns with renovated buildings...

Three beautiful lakes provide year-round fishing in the Old 96 District. Known as South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, these lakes are great for beginners as well as expert fishermen. Lake Greenwood Beautiful rolling hills and tall forests await your arrival on Lake Greenwood’s...

South Carolina offers some of the best fishing in the country, primarily because we have wonderful year-round weather that allows for perfect fishing conditions nearly every day. The mild weather combined with so many fresh water fishing locations will give...