Our 365 Day Journey Across America
March 9 – 15, 2020
The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. 150 Discovery Ln, Clemson, SC 29634. (864) 656-3405.
This garden has nature trails, pathways, ponds, streams, woodlands, trial gardens, The Bob Campbell Geology Museum, and the Fran Hanson Discovery Center, which has exhibits by local artists.
A beautiful place to visit and enjoy nature!
End your SC visit in Charleston. You should be there when the azeleas are in bloom in many of the plantation gardens such as Magnolia Plantation. The Brookgren Gardens by Huntington Beach state park is another must.
Hatcher Garden in Spartanburg, SC, is a hidden jewel in the middle of our town. Check it out! https://www.hatchergarden.org/
We also have a great local coffee shop (https://www.littleriverroasting.com/) and a wonderful local bookstore next door (https://hubcity.org/). Our downtown is growing with many local eateries and shops to enjoy.
We have a Rail Trail for bike rides around town, but, the Swamp Rabbit Trail might be more up your ally. It’s a 20 mile paved trail from Taylor’s to Greenville with little shops and small eateries along the way.
We have some lovely State Parks that will make nice home basis to explore from the mountains to the sea. Totally agree the SC Botanical Garden at Clemson is a must! Charleston is always a pull for tourist, but if you want to spend some time on the beaches, Huntington Beach SP (mentioned above, Brookgreen Gardens is another outstanding place to visit) and Edisto Beach SP are some of my favorite coastal campgrounds! Beaufort would also be a fun place to visit, too!
Can’t wait to see all the places you will go! Happy Trails!
I am also in the Spartanburg area and second the ideas Beth said above. We were just rated one of 25 Coolest Towns in America Link here–> https://matadornetwork.com/read/25-coolest-towns-america-2019/?fbclid=IwAR0AT86_RZAeLNd0oTYT3eIBQOmtc6fXidRiJBYgudZQuzB3brDYbyx-dI8
FYI- Spartanburg is also an hour south of Asheville, NC
We will definitely put it on our list to visit! Thanks for the suggestion! Jim and Mary
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