Interstate weary? This conveniently located nature trail is just what the doctor ordered! The 10-acre Blue Heron Nature Trail and Learning Center offers relief for the road-weary, and it’s as easy to get to as any rest area. The nature trail is conveniently located at Ridgeland’s I-95, Exit 21.
“Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish…Freedom Coming” moves to the big screen. Beaufort is steeped in tradition and prides itself in its celebrations. Folks from far and wide anticipate the start of the holiday season, celebrating with the Gullah Kinfolk.
The South Carolina Lowcountry is a great place to film a movie. The landscape is filled with oak lined alleys, lazy waterways, and charming small towns. Our sub-tropical sea islands are also another well-used place to set a jungle scene. Let’s not forget the beautiful beaches and classically southern architecture. Let’s take a chronological look at the movies that have been filmed in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton and Hampton counties.
Watch movies on the big screen at this Lowcountry landmark.
Fall is the perfect season to load the kids and head over to the Beaufort Highway 21 Drive-In. There’s nothing more nostalgic than watching an outdoor movie on one of their two big screens.
This Halloween, guests can search for the “Blue Lady of Palmetto Dunes” at the recently restored Hilton Head Rear-Range Lighthouse.
Part 5 – Jasper County
Jasper County has seen its share of battles over the years. First the Revolutionary War, then the Civil War took its toll on the county. The story of Purrysburg predates both historic events. The settlement of Purrysburg was established on the banks of the Savannah River by Swiss Protestants in 1734. By 1736, the town had 100 houses and 450 settlers. The town soon began to suffer from disease and unhealthy conditions. Those that survived moved on to other surrounding towns in the state and Savannah.
Part 4 – Hampton
Did you know Hampton was once the sight of a German Prisoner of War campsite??? Several POW camps were established in South Carolina during World War II. In 1942 America found itself the captor of 275,000 German and Italian soldiers. They were put to work on farms across the south. Hampton’s POW Camp was in operation from 1943-1946. 250 prisoners captured from North Africa were held here.
Part 3 – Colleton County
Beaufort isn’t the only Lowcountry town with a famous light. The Jacksonboro Light is a scary destination east of Walterboro. A drive down Parker’s Ferry Road is an experience that most local teens make multiple times on dark, spooky evenings. Here’s the story of the Jacksonboro Light.
Part 2 – The Haunting of Bluffton, Hilton Head and Daufuskie
Bluffton also has its share of spooky stories. Much of the town was burned in 1863 during the Civil War, including the Bluffton summer home of Squire William Pope of Coggins Point Plantation. This wealthy Hilton Head family spent the summers on the bluff of the May River across from Cross Episcopal Church.
Part 1 – The Ghost Stories of Beaufort
From Beaufort to Walterboro, Hampton and Ridgeland, the Lowcountry has an abundance of haunted history and spooky legends. Here are some of our favorite haunted tales. Keep reading… if you dare…We will begin this 5-part series with Beaufort and its Sea Islands…