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 […]

Scuba Diving in Lake Thurmond, South Carolina

As the publisher of a magazine about SCUBA diving on shipwrecks, you can imagine how excited I was when I learned about a location in the Old Ninety Six district of South Carolina perfectly suited for training. As with all sports, training is essential to honing your skills in order to have a safer and […]

The Palmetto Shooting Complex at the NWTF

The Palmetto Shooting Complex at the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, S.C. is where individuals both young and old come to enjoy shooting sports. Since opening last fall, the 300-acre facility has hosted more than a dozen shooting events and welcomed more than 6,000 shooters and 20,000 visitors. And the facility is only going […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Geocaching in Old 96 District

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, treasure hunting can be added to the list. Hidden behind a rest room, under a picnic bench or in […]

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 […]

A Town Built Over a Gold Mine

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 mines have been closed for years, the Dorn name is still widely used in many […]