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Visit Farms and Win Prizes with the SC Agritourism Passport Program

Looking for a fun way to explore our state’s different sources of plant and animal-based products? The South Carolina Agritourism Passport Program is an incentive program where people can earn free goodies for visiting places that are probably already on your to-do list! The good news is there are nearly two dozen farms not far from Greenville and Spartanburg. Visiting farms is more than a fun, family activity, it’s also a field trip worthy educational opportunity.

10 Fabulous Things to Do in Gastonia, North Carolina

Looking for a day trip from Greenville? Just an hour from the Upstate is Gastonia, NC. We discovered this town is full of things to do, like a museum, parks and some of the best milkshakes in the country, according to USA today. Since its so close to the Upstate it makes a great day trip!

Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, NC

Get into the Fall Spirit with a Visit to Sky Top Orchard

Fall is just about here! Time for corn mazes, fall festivals, and apple picking! One of the local favorites is Sky Top Orchard near Flat Rock, NC. Read on for local mom Jackie Vest’s tips and things to expect when you visit Sky Top Orchard, so you can make the most of your visit!

Trails for walking and hiking in Cabarrus County, NC

Cabarrus County Trails: Hiking, Biking, and Paved Walking Trails

Are you looking to explore some hiking and biking trails in Cabarrus County, NC? Cabarrus is home to dozens of trail systems, and explorers are rewarded any time of year with the naturally beautiful landscapes the trails carve their way through.  From family-friendly hiking and mountain biking to leisurely strolls and water recreation, Cabarrus County has a nature trail for you to fall in love with!

Reed Gold Mine

Discover Gold and a Nugget of History at Reed Gold Mine in Midland, NC

Have you heard about Reed Gold Mine in Midland, NC? The very first gold ever discovered in the United States happened at Little Meadow Creek and what would soon become the Reed Gold Mine. Visit Little Meadow Creek, tour the underground gold mine, and try your hand at panning for gold along the creek at the site where the country’s first gold was discovered. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site is an amazing place to visit. Admission is totally free. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your own visit to Reed Gold Mine.

Strawberry Hill Pumpkins

Fall Fun for the Whole Family at Strawberry Hill

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family this fall in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, Strawberry Hill Cooley Farms needs to be on your list. In fact, it should probably be on your bucket list every year. Strawberry Hill and Cooley Farms have been family owned and operated since 1947, and they truly understand and value families. With a cafe, ice cream shop, and produce stand of fresh pumpkins, jellies, jams, corn, and more, you’ll find plenty to satisfy your cravings. Plus, the hay ride and corn maze provide more than enough entertainment and memory-making for a couple of hours.

Halloween festivals and trips in the SouthEast

Celebrate Halloween: Travel Ideas for a Spooky Good Time!

Wondering what to do for Halloween this year? Here’s a list of destinations near the Upstate with Halloween events that are worth the drive. These make a stellar day trip and an even better weekend getaway. Don’t forget to let us know how you’re celebrating Halloween in 2020 in the comments.

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