Poinsett Bridge

Spanning the gentle waters, the Poinsett Bridge stands as a serene gateway to nature’s splendor. Surrounded by a tapestry of autumnal colors, this historic stone archway invites you to pause and reflect amidst the tranquil woodland setting.

Poinsett Bridge in Greenville SC Visiting the Poinsett Bridge As you drive along Callahan Mountain Rd near Landrum it’s easy to miss this pivotal piece of Carolina history. The Poinsett Bridge is nestled in the woods and out of sight to modern travelers. The parking area is on the opposite side of the road and… Continue reading Poinsett Bridge

Crowders Mountain State Park

Getting Close to the top of the Pinnacle. Near the end of the Pinnacle Trail, stone steps will take you closer to the top.

Crowders Mountain State Park Visiting Crowders Mountain State Park For details on our visit check out our Crowders Mountain State Park Field Report Found just outside Gastonia, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain rises up from the typically flat terrain of the eastern Piedmont to tower over the surrounding area. Thanks to Crowders Mountain State Park’s location,… Continue reading Crowders Mountain State Park

Historic Johnson Farm

Guests at the Boarding house would do farm cores during the day.

Historic Johnson Farm For details on our visit check out our Historic Johnson Farm Field Report The Historic Johnson Farm Today The Johnson Farm today consists of 10 historic buildings surrounded by 15 acres. The oldest buildings are the original farm home, smokehouse, and granary all built by Riley Barnett in the 1880’s for Oliver… Continue reading Historic Johnson Farm

Lake Greenwood State Park

Near Picnic Shelter #1 offers great views of the lake and individual picnic tables.

Discover Lake Greenwood State Park, a 914-acre haven nestled along the shores of Lake Greenwood in South Carolina. Explore camping sites, boat launches, picnic areas, and the fascinating history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that shaped this scenic retreat.

Musgrove Mill Battleground

The Battlefield Trail loops around the site of the battle and has interpretive signs detailing the progress of the battle for Musgrove's Mill.

This comprehensive guide, complete with pictures, offers a glimpse into America’s past and the activities you can enjoy today. Explore the rich history of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, a key Revolutionary War battleground in South Carolina. Discover the site’s hiking trails, picnic spots, and the story of the Battle of Musgrove Mill.

Pearson’s Falls

Pearson's Falls is short hike from the main entrance and parking lot.

Pearson’s Falls Visiting Pearson’s Falls To reach the falls from the parking area, take a short ¼ mile trail along the banks of Colt Creek. It’s an easy walk, but because it is an unpaved trail, it’s not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. There are plenty of benches along the way where you can catch… Continue reading Pearson’s Falls

Earth Day Reflections of Conservation in the Carolinas

Fishing, non powered boating, and hiking are popular activities at Andrew Jackson State Park Lake.

Earth Day Reflections of Conservation in the Carolinas Earth Day, among other things, allows us an opportunity to to spend some time appreciating nature. Some people take on projects like planting trees or cleaning up garbage. Some people like to take the opportunity to commune with nature and reflect on the natural world. While others… Continue reading Earth Day Reflections of Conservation in the Carolinas

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Gastonias Backyard Treasures

Discovering Gastonia’s Backyard Treasures Nestled just outside of the bustling city of Charlotte, Gastonia, North Carolina is one of the most popular spots for people moving to the area to settle. And why not? With urban delights like shopping, concerts, art galleries, and sports just a stone’s throw away, Gastonia beckons those who want the… Continue reading Gastonias Backyard Treasures