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We're all individuals here. No matter who you are, where you're travelling from, or what kind of things you enjoy, no two trips are the same! Even two different people can experience the same location in distinct ways. That's the...

If you’ve been to South Carolina before, you know there’s little we love more than good food. When it comes to tasting Southern culture, barbecue packs in a lot. It blends traditional family secrets, regional diversity and fresh innovation unlike...

Happy July! For many of us it’s a month full of BBQ, family gatherings, and general summer fun. Still, South Carolina isn’t exactly known for its temperate warm season. Many days it’s hot and humid. We’re not letting that stop...

If there’s one thing certain about this time of year, it’s that we’re as peachy as can be! So peachy that our social media has been taken over by #FeelinPeachy96. What does it all mean, though? Especially during the Summer, Old 96...

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...

Small Town Spotlight: The Edgefield General Store Edgefield, South Carolina is a modern-day Mayberry. Its town square is a natural setting for leisurely Southern strolls, shop-browsing, and community gatherings. And as the “Town of Ten Governors” of South Carolina—with ten governors...

LENGTH: 4 mile loop DIFFICULTY: Moderate TRAILHEAD: 34.09778,-82.35730 SURFACE: Natural, mostly clay FEES: Daily parking fee PETS PERMITTED: Yes RESTROOMS: At bath house and campground Home to an 800-foot summit, Parson's Mountain Recreation Area o ers a moderately di cult loop around Parson's Mountain Lake. The four-mile...

Many of the Bed & Breakfasts and Inns in South Carolina's Old 96 District region are filled with history, southern charm and warm, friendly inn keepers who make the trip to our five county region worth the drive. There are...

The debate continues, but we maintain that South Carolina is the Birthplace of Barbecue and home of the Official Four Sauces: mustard, heavy tomato, light tomato, and vinegar. But no matter your opinion on its origins, meat-lovers can all agree that...

Moonshine and craft beer. It seems those are common words today! When we think of the best of South Carolina and Old 96 District, a lot of images come to mind. Football, hiking Cedar Bluff Trail at Calhoun Falls State...

Masters Week - We Have a Master Plan So, you’ve scored tickets to the Masters in Augusta. Unless you’re local, you’ll need to make hotel reservations. Here’s an idea: Check out the South Carolina town of Edgefield, about 30 minutes from...

Looking for great South Carolina Golf packages, look no further. We have several to choose from in the SC Old 96 District. Hickory Knob State Resort golf course offers golfers of all ages and abilities the option to choose from a variety of golf...

Whether it is summer, fall, winter or spring, you can always find a time to enjoy  ice-cold craft beer, cocktail, or ‘shine from South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast 2 'spirits'  establishments. Experience the charm and hospitality of  South Carolina's Old 96 District...

Lake J. Strom Thurmond Lake J. Strom Thurmond is located on the border of South Carolina and Georgia on the Savannah River. This 42,564 acre reservoir is owned and constructed by US Army Corps of Engineers. Lake Thurmond is one of...

Spring is always the time we look forward to the Masters golf tournament just across the state line! The first Major tournament of the golf season is upon us. The Masters, slated  during April at the Augusta National, is in...

With our miles of shoreline, six state parks, and endless opportunities for outdoor exploration, it might be hard to believe you could explore another type of trail on South Carolina's Freshwater Coast. However, this is the type of trail almost...

The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year “So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time. Americans universally say that vacation days are important to...

Looking for a Gem? Find one of the finest “gems” in South Carolina-the Inn on the Square in Greenwood, SC. The Inn is a distinctive boutique hotel located in Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina. The Inn has a rich history spanning...

Come and visit Ireland in the heart of South Carolina conveniently located in the college town of Clinton, 5 minutes from I-26 and I-385. You will immediately relax when you encounter rolling green farmland, friendly alpacas, stone walls, lovely gardens...

Maybe it’s cooler days or a natural desire to socialize, but South Carolinians have always had a thirst for their own unique beverages – whether sweet tea, cold beer or that well-known backwoods potion, “white lightning,” aka moonshine. Dating back to Prohibition,...

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...

Need a relaxing weekend away from it all? The Belmont Inn in Abbeville, South Carolina is the place for you! A restored historic inn/hotel with a B&B feel, the Belmont Inn is located on the Square in the heart of...

Located within the Sumter National Forest where Little River and Lake Thurmond converge in Northern McCormick County, South Carolina’s Little River Blueway offers outdoor adventure and vacation options for everyone. Featuring diverse hiking and biking trails, paddling and canoeing, camping...

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...

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...

[caption id="attachment_3057" align="alignright" width="300"] Modoc[/caption] State parks in the Old 96 District keep us entertained throughout the year. Hiking, biking, canoeing and camping can keep even the most active person busy. With all that the Old 96 District has to offer,...

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...

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...

Welcome to Hickory Knob State Resort Park Golf Course, a fantastic South Carolina golf experience nestled along the shores of Lake Thurmond in South Carolina’s Old 96 District. The South Carolina golf community is among the best on the planet,...

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...

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...

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 Old 96 District has one of the best facilities in the Southeast for a great hunting experience and super lodging. Clinton House Plantation in Clinton, SC also offers a great hunting experience. Sporting clays, skeet shooting, trapshooting and Five Stand...

Just north of Augusta, GA, on the South Carolina border, is beautiful Lake Strom Thurmond. This 71,000 acre lake, renamed in 1988 to honor Senator Strom Thurmond, was once known as Clarks Hill Lake. The lake was formed...

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...

Make this delicious peach cocktail recipe inspired by South Carolina ingredients! Quite possibly, a most anticipated fruit each year is the annual bounty of peaches from Titan Farms in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. The peaches are juicy, sweet-tart, freestone and simply great. With plenty of peaches...

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...

Kayaking in the Old 96 District is an exciting experience, especially for the young ones! The lakes and rivers in our region provide a beautiful avenue to explore our waterways. Known as South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, Lakes Greenwood, Russell and...

If you are-or know-a golfer, you understand that every advantage to get away is an occasion to “hit the links”, and South Carolina is a golfer’s paradise. With 368 golf courses open to play, you can tour the state...

With miles and miles of woodlands, forests and freshwater shoreline, Old 96 District is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Pristine lakes, trails ready for exploration and an abundance of wildlife, beckon folks to South Carolina’s great outdoors. ...

In the heart of Old 96 District, in the quaint town of Greenwood, there’s a little restaurant that is truly one-of-a-kind. Locals flock to Kickers Restaurant Greenwood SC for the sumptuous-and creative-fare prepared by chef Abdel Dimiati. Each...