Suggested Activities

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Experience Peace  

Visit one of our Charming Bed & Breakfasts or Inns

 

Peace. It is what we all long for at times. So make plans to spend a weekend at one of our 8 B&Bs/Inns in the Old 96 District.  All  8 B&Bs are all dripping  with southern charm. Head to the Inn on the Square for a unique experience that symbolizes the best of Uptown Greenwood. The historic Belmont Inn in Abbeville was frequented by vaudeville performers at the Opera House in the 20th century and is still favored by audience members attending performances today. Pleasant Lane Acres is a go-to place to rest your head during the Masters  Golf Tournament in nearby Augusta or just for a nice quiet weekend. Their elegant dinner option is one you don’t want to miss! The Farmhouse at Bush River, just outside Clinton, SC, is an elegant Irish design property with views you will not forget.

Brewery

It’s ‘Shine & Brew Time!

Quench Your Thirst-Visit Distilleries & Breweries

 

South Carolina has a long history with moonshine, and the Old 96 District micro-distilleries carry on that tradition. Stop by the tasting room at Carolina Moon Distillery in Edgefield, where you can sample creative concoctions like Ten G’s vodka (named for the ten governors/lieutenant governors that came from the county), and Rabbit Spit moonshine (“mean enough to make a rabbit spit in a bulldog’s face!”). Red Barn Likker in Abbeville hauls water from a family farm to make their smooth ‘shine, adding the flavoring separately. Good Times Brewing in Uptown Greenwood takes great pride in their over 20 craft beers, including their Blood Moon IPA.

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Martin Luther King’s Mentor

Visit Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Site

 

Visit the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Museum in Greenwood to visit the childhood home, and soak readings, speeches, and film of a man that mentored and inspired civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and three U.S. presidents. The Greenwood Railroad Historical Center preserves the “Golden Age” of American railroad travel with restored early 20th-century railroad cars and artifacts, along with guided tours and events.

National Wild Turkey Museum

A Museum with Turkeys Everywhere!

The Winchester Museum is only one in the world 

 

The National Wild Turkey Federation Museum in Edgefield is the only museum in the world dedicated to wild turkey restoration, management, and hunting. This comeback story is told through exciting exhibit displays and simulators, including a life-like grandpa in a rocking chair telling stories about the history of the NWTF and wild turkeys.

Also, on site is the Palmetto Shooting Complex, a premier shooting destination in the Southeast. With its opening in 2015, the facility already houses two dedicated sporting clays courses, five trap and skeet fields, 3D archery and the 9,300-square-foot pavilion.

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Get Outside

Bike, Boat,

Hike, Play, Swim

 

With over 262 miles of hiking/biking trails across our 6 state parks, our national forest and our local communities, the Old 96 District is home to scenic hiking trails for every skill level. Head to our blog post to get an idea of some our top-rated trails, including the Long Cane Trail in Sumter National Forest and the Savannah Valley Railroad Trail.

If water adventure is more your thing, we have over 2,000 miles of shoreline across Lake Greenwood, Lake Russell, and Lake Thurmond. Head to Earth Connection Outfitters in McCormick for kayak, stand up paddle board, and bike rentals.

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