Outdoor Adventures

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...

Did you know South Carolina’s Old 96 District has six South Carolina state parks? That’s a lot of opportunity for outdoor adventure—not just for camping and boating, but also for an unbeatable selection of hiking and biking trails. Choose your adventure...

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...

Fall is the perfect time for hiking in South Carolina. And on South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, the cooler weather is not just great for leaf-peeping: we’ve got trails that are steeped in history and heritage as well as natural wonder....

In the late 1800s, the Savannah Valley Railroad connected travelers and goods to Anderson and Charleston. Today, the old railroad connects recreational enthusiasts with the beauty of the Little River & Savannah River areas. This is a trail that is...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Musgrove Mill’s peaceful setting in the Piedmont woods in Clinton, SC, stands in sharp contrast to the bloody Battle of Musgrove Mill that took place there on Aug.19, 1780. The Revolutionary War historic sites at Musgrove Mill interpret and protect...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...