The Freshwater Coast BBQ Trail

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 anyone could get excited about and doesn’t require special footwear. It’s the Freshwater Coast BBQ […]

National Plan Your Vacation Day

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 them, yet 54 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time. Project: […]

Hiking Trails on South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast

It may be hard to believe right now, with the East Coast’s bomb cyclone still fresh in our minds, but, warmer weather is not far away. As you spend time inside planning your approach to conquer your New Year’s resolutions, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan a weekend getaway. Travel to South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast […]

Family Fun at Hickory Knob Resort State Park, South Carolina

Hickory Knob Resort State Park is a state park located in McCormick, South Carolina.  There is large array of activities to do there, such as camping, archery, hiking, fishing, and more.  My family and I traveled to McCormick for a day to see and do some of the things the state park had to offer.  […]

Bear and Me: A Daddy-Daughter Camping Excursion at Calhoun Falls State Park

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 to her, then immediately regretted it. After all, I don’t truly know the whereabouts – […]

Biking For Everyone in Old 96 District, South Carolina

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 neighborhood on my sparkling hot pink Huffy with the banana seat and flowered basket. Millions […]

Train Cars in Old 96 District

What is it about trains that brings out the kid in all of us? The train cars at the Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood, SC and Caboose No. 5759 at The McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House will certainly do the trick. Railroad Historical Center With seven vintage train cars, plus gardens and exhibits, the Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood, SC […]

Let’s Go Fishing in Old 96 District

Did you know fishing is the second most popular outdoor activity, behind running? Freshwater is the most popular type, and 2 1/2 million people tried fishing for the first time in 2015. For more fun facts, check out the 2016 Special Report on Fishing.     If you haven’t been hooked yet, you’ll find many great […]

Exploring Baker Creek State Park

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 open March 1 to September 30 annually. There is a state park entrance […]