It may be cold outside, but baby there’s nothing like a wintertime tour of Lake Jocassee, which is believed to have the largest population of loons in winter of any inland location in the Southeast.
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While the coronavirus pandemic has slowed travel and tourism in many parts of the country, it has spurred a rediscovery of South Carolina’s Upstate region.
On horseback is one of the most memorable ways to see the Upstate’s most rugged and scenic spots, including Jocassee Gorges and the waterfalls of neighboring North Carolina.
The Upstate is getting ready to cut loose with color as fall’s sunny days and cool nights transform the vibrant green forest foliage into a brilliant palette of oranges, reds, golds and pinks. It’s time to gather up the family and take to the mountains for that annual rite of autumn — leaf peeping.
If you need a home base while enjoying the lakes, gorges and mountains of Oconee County, the wrap-around porch at Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast in Salem is waiting.
From springtime’s explosion of growth and summertime’s swims, to fall leaf peeping and winter bird watching, nature writes the script for Jocassee Lake Tours.
With more than 25 ice cream flavors and almost 10 varieties of its signature Freakshake, The Scoop Ice Cream Shop & Eats in Six Mile is a popular stop.
From lakes to mountain streams, the Upstate offers some of South Carolina’s best spots for fishing.