The Upstate SC

VOL11ISS1 2015

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 49 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 11 — ISSUE 1 SURROUNDING TOWNS Tere's moe to do in Landrum! You can fnd us on the Swamp Rabbit bike trail that runs from Greenville to Travelers Rest. A favorite stop is The Café @ Williams Hardware, located in the old Williams Hardware building. Close to the café are a cluster of food and beverage shops. Have a cone at Cool Mama's Ice Cream serving Hershey's ice cream, or enjoy a sandwich at Whistle Stop at the American Café. Quench your thirst at the Swamp Rabbit Brewery. Taylors is located in Greenville County on US 29 halfway between the cities of Greenville and Greer. It is the Greenville/Spartanburg area's largest suburb. The scenic Enoree River fows through the community, and during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Chick Springs, known for the healing powers of its mineral springs, was the focus of a small resort community. See the historic Southern Bleachery and Print Works building for a slice of the past. Maudlin, Simpsonville and Fountain Inn are part of the "Golden Strip." The small town of Maudlin gets outdoors with 35 acres of parks and plenty of recreation for all ages. Sunset Park, the town's largest park, is home to one of the only wheelchair- accessible softball felds in the Southeast. Duke Mayonnaise lovers can tour the parent company C.F. Sauer, located in Maudlin. Adjacent to Mauldin is Lake Conestee Nature Park. The 145-acre Lake Conestee property is home to a diverse habitat of wildlife, nature trails and river access. Whispering Pines stables is a working family farm with a mission to teach all ages how to enjoy horseback riding. The stable offers an extensive horseback riding program for children and adults. The Maudlin Cultural Center is a gathering place for concerts, theatre, classes, festivals and community events. Just two hours (give or take) from the Upstate region are towns in the Olde English District: Lancaster, Fort Mill, York and others. A closer look reveals places that celebrate farming, art and history. The town of Lancaster, called the "Rose City," is a town that preserves its past with architecture, art, history, and rose gardens. The Old Lancaster Presbyterian Church, (circa 1862), is a renovated historic structure used as the town's Cultural Arts Center. Other downtown buildings display elegant architecture. The area's Ag + Art Tour is the nation's largest free farm tour spanning fve counties. Visitors learn frst hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, and learn more about rural life. Art comes into play with works by locals such as native son Bob Doster, who turns out one-of-kind sculptures in his Backstreet Studio. His life sized art is displayed prominently throughout the city and in galleries, museums, and universities throughout the Southeast. History lovers experience the world's largest collection of Catawba pottery at the Native American Studies Center. Small towns in the Upstate beckon those who appreciate the jewels in their own backyards. Less than a tank of gas away, adventure is waiting for those who revel in the surprise of a day trip that sometimes is the best vacation of all. []

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