Interesting Places to Visit in South Carolina

Interesting Places to Visit in South Carolina
Explore the great outdoors in South Carolina's sport-friendly environment. Bicycle in a city dedicated to bike activities of every type. Visit an old plantation near the coast and hike through the site of a historic Revolutionary War battle in the mountainous northern region. Try sports angling at lakes renowned for their great fishing.

Bike Town Spartanburg

Join a friendly Friday lunchtime group ride, compete in a criterium cycling race or take a distance bike tour through the countryside. The League of American Bicyclists has designated Spartanburg a Bicycle Friendly Community. Challenging mountain bike trails are nearby. May is Bike Month with community rides, a professional bike race and cycling activities for kids.

Bike Town Program
Partners for Active Living
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306
(864) 598-9638
http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/Community_Interest/Bike%20Town/biketown.html

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Walk the 2-mile interpretive trail around the Plantation for an up-close view of early South Carolina agricultural activities. Tour the Georgian mansion and learn the stories of its owners and freed people who lived at the site after emancipation. The plantation is a National Historic Landmark. Pest repellent is recommended when outdoors in this Santee Delta region.

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
1950 Rutledge Road
McClellanville, South Carolina 29548
(843) 546-9361
http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/park-finder/state-park/1142.aspx

Kings Mountain National Military Park

Visit the site of a pivotal Revolutionary War battle on the border of North and South Carolina. Day hike trails wind through the Kings Mountain range. The Garner Creek Backcountry Campsite is 3 miles from the park's visitor center and accommodates hikers who pursue the extensive network of area trails.

Kings Mountain National Military Park
2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
(864) 936-7921
http://www.nps.gov/kimo

Santee Cooper Country

Go bass fishing on Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion. These reservoirs, completed in the early 1940s, connected the Santee and Cooper river systems and have since become a haven for sports fishing. Book a licensed guide to facilitate your catch of bass, catfish, crappie and bream. Hikers can access South Carolina's trans-state Palmetto Trail to explore the natural beauty of Santee Cooper on foot.

Santee Cooper Country
Visitors Information
(803) 854-2131
http://www.santeecoopercountry.org

Article Written By Denise Schoonhoven

A seasoned business traveler, Denise Schoonhoven specializes in food, travel, landscaping, design and personal development topics. She has lived and worked in London, San Francisco, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Pacific Northwest. Schoonhoven hails from the corporate writing world where she authored marketing material, catalogs, presentations and training documents.

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