Hiking Trails in Congaree National Park

Hiking is the best way to see everything in Congaree National Park. Even though this park is just 30 minutes from downtown Columbia, South Carolina, it feels rural and isolated. The park protects 27,000 acres of hardwood bottomland forest and all the wildlife that call this area home. What does…

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Top 5 Best Plantations to Visit near Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina is the USA’s new favorite vacation destination, hosting everyone from bachelorette parties, couples, and families and catering to history buffs, foodies, and sun worshippers. There’s so much to do in this laid-back Southern city that it can be overwhelming to plan a trip here. So today, let’s…

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The Complete Guide to Santee State Park

Santee State Park is all about Lake Marion and enjoying the lake life! South Carolina’s largest lake is home to some of the state’s biggest fish. Whether you bring your own boat or rent from the on-site concessionaire, get out on the lake and see what you can find! Swimming…

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The Complete Guide to Edisto Beach State Park

Explore one of South Carolina’s oceanfront state parks with a visit to Edisto Beach State Park. Spend the day at the beach, hike all the trails, learn some history of the area, and watch the sun set over the marsh! There’s no better way to spend a day in South…

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The Complete Guide to the Charles Town Landing State Historic Site

Just across the river from modern day Charleston, South Carolina, the Charles Town Landing State Historic Site preserves the original European settlement and fort that was founded in 1670, as well as the adjacent Legare Waring House and Gardens. This South Carolina State Park includes archaeological sites of original buildings,…

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A Complete Guide to Colleton State Park

Continuing my South Carolina State Parks series, today I’m reviewing Colleton State Park. Easily accessible from I-95 and located on the Edisto River, Colleton State Park is a small but mighty relaxing park for a weekend camping getaway. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn…

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Guide to Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Today I’m making an effort to practice what I preach and am exploring locally! Let’s kick off my South Carolina State Parks series by featuring Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. Tucked away off of a busy thoroughfare on the west side of Summerville, SC, this pre-Revolutionary war town and fort…

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The Ultimate Guide to Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park, near Columbia, South Carolina, is a beautifully preserved old growth bottomland hardwood forest adjacent to the Congaree River. Not quite a swamp but also unlike any mountain forest you’ve ever seen, Congaree National Park is a unique park. Towering trees thrive in the river floodplain and support…

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