The South Carolina Lowcountry in the eastern portion of the state features activities for every type of vacationer. Whether you are a nature lover, foodie or history buff, you will find plenty of fun things to do during your visit. There are various lodging Fairfax SC options available year-round from campgrounds, resorts, hotels or even a stay at a historic inn. Here are a few ways to explore this friendly southern state.
The Lowcountry offers 10 natural attractions for those who love being outdoors. The Edisto Nature Trail is a 1.5-mile loop that features views of a river, a forest and a swamp. Some marshy portions of the trail are traveled on a raised boardwalk. The Blue Heron Nature Trail has a 3-acre pond and 10 acres of green space. A butterfly garden and Learning Center help you learn more about the natural beauty of the area. Several local wildlife areas offer a look at birds, deer and alligators.
Take a step back in time and tour the ruins of the Old Sheldon Church, which was first burned by British troops in 1779. It was rebuilt after the war only to be destroyed again by Union troops during the Civil War. All that remains is the outer stone structure and a historic graveyard. The Frampton House is one of many restored historic homes available to tour in the area to experience what life was like in previous centuries.
Foodies flock to the area to enjoy the local fresh-from-the-dock seafood. Plan on trying the fresh oysters, crab soup, and the legendary Lowcountry shrimp and grits. You will also find southern favorites like fried chicken, country fried steak and pulled pork barbeque. Vegetarians love the fried green tomatoes, okra and collard greens served with black-eyed peas.
Whether you love nature, history or delicious food, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the South Carolina Lowcountry.