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

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.

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

Exploring the Waxhaws

Most of the Garden of the Waxhaws Trail runs through the woods with no clear view of the lake, but there are areas where you can walk down to the shore for fishing or just relaxing.

Where are the Waxhaws? Don’t know? Spend a little time exploring one of the most historically significant regions of the Carolinas.

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park Rising like a medieval guard tower, Chimney Rock keeps watch over Hickory Nut Gorge below. Passing between mountains on each side, the gorge for centuries was a reliable route from the highland regions in the north to the flatland in the south. Before it was the to Chimney Rock State Park… Continue reading Chimney Rock State Park

Blackstock Battlefield

Click Here for everything you need to know to plan your visit to Blackstock Battlefield in. In the weeks following the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina remained in turmoil. The British still controlled the most strategic cities and settlements, but in the backcountry it was a different story. Major Patrick Ferguson and his army… Continue reading Blackstock Battlefield

Landsford Canal State Park

Stone bridge over main Lifting Locks

Click Here for everything you need to know to plan your visit to Landsford Canal State Park in South Carolina. Landsford Canal History Along this rocky stretch of the Catawba River sits a tract of land that that has played a vital role in the lives of the surrounding people for over a thousand years.… Continue reading Landsford Canal State Park

Kings Mountain State Park

Living History Farm at Kings Mountain State Park

NOTE: This Page is about the State Park – For the Nearby Revolutionary War Battle Ground Visit our Kings Mountain National Military Park Page Click Here for everything you need to know to plan your visit to Kings Mountain State Park. Not far from the site of the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain, you’ll find… Continue reading Kings Mountain State Park