Lowcountry Pumpkin Patches and Beaufort Ghost Tours

It’s that time of year again. Fall descends on our neck of the woods with very little change, other than the appearance of pumpkin patches and holiday events. The temperatures will start off lower and with excitement we pile on sweaters, only to remove them when the midday temperatures reach 90. We don’t put them away though, because as the sun sets, we layer them back on. It’s okay, that’s what we’re used to. We pull out the fall decorations and head off to the pumpkin patches. We book our holiday ghost tours and look for hayrides. We buy all things apple and pumpkin spice, and we get ready for oyster season. This is fall in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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First Thursdays are Made for Walterboro & First Fridays Are All About Beaufort

The historic towns of Walterboro and Beaufort are big on tradition and social gathering. These lowcountry towns have both dedicated a special day each month for just such occasions. Come over to Walterboro on the First Thursday of each month, then head to Beaufort on the First Friday. The shops are unique, the food is divine and the people are one-of-a-kind! Experience southern hospitality in the heart of the lowcountry!

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Fall Festivals

Fall rolls around with much applause in the South Carolina Lowcountry. It a celebration of many things: harvest and seafood being the biggest draw, but secretly we southerners are most happy about the cooler temperatures. October and November are stock-full of exciting events for those looking to get out and celebrate the bounty of our harvest and lower temperatures that come with the beloved season.

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Spanish Moss Trail Part 1

The Spanish Moss Trail is an expanding rails-to-trail greenway running from northern Beaufort County to Port Royal along the historic Magnolia Line Railroad. This 10-mile greenway has become a must-experience activity for locals and tourists alike. The 12-foot-wide paved trail is a great space for walking, running, biking, skating, scooting, strolling or even fishing. The trail is handicap accessible, and parking is provided.

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Charter Fishing in the Lowcountry

Spending the day on the water charter fishing in the South Carolina Lowcountry is always a good idea, and booking a charter fishing trip with Hilton Head’s nationally acclaimed Silva Dolla Fishing Charters with Fuzzy Davis is brilliant! Davis has been fishing the waters around Hilton Head for over 40 years.

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Webb Wildlife Management Area

A black water wonderland sits along the Savannah River in the heart of Hampton County. The Webb Wildlife Management Area is protected by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to protect and preserve the wildlife habitat on the historic property. This care has also created opportunities for public recreation.

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Edisto Island State Park

If you are in search of a great oceanfront campground, look no further than Edisto Beach State Park. The park is rich in Native American history, wildlife, hiking and biking opportunities, as well as two campgrounds, cabins and 1.5 miles of pristine shell-covered beachfront.

The park is made up of 1,255 acres of maritime forest along the beautiful SC coastline. There you will find the environmental learning center, ranger station, and welcome station.

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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

If you are in search of a great oceanfront campground, look no further than Edisto Beach State Park. The park is rich in Native American history, wildlife, hiking and biking opportunities, as well as two campgrounds, cabins and 1.5 miles of pristine shell-covered beachfront.

The park is made up of 1,255 acres of maritime forest along the beautiful SC coastline. There you will find the environmental learning center, ranger station, and welcome station.

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Beaufort’s Hero Robert Smalls and Tabernacle Baptist Church

Robert Smalls was born into slavery on April 5, 1839. Robert and his mother lived in a two-room shack behind 511 Prince Street in Beaufort. Robert was treated very well by his owners, Henry and Jane McKee, for it was rumored that Mr. McKee was Robert’s father.

At the request of his mother, twelve-year-old Robert was sent to Charleston and hired out as a laborer. Most of his earnings were returned to his owner, but he could keep $1 per week for himself. He first worked in a hotel and as a lamplighter. His love of the ocean led him to find work on the docks. He began as a longshoreman and worked his way up to wheelman. His experience gave him great knowledge of ships and the Charleston harbor. Robert married Hannah Jones in 1856 and started a family. He was only 17. After a time, his goal was to purchase their freedom, but the price was very steep for someone of his circumstance.

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