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South Carolina packs delightful scenic variety into a relatively small area. Understandably, the state's tourism industry is huge, hosting over 30 million visitors annually. However, most tourists come for the superb beaches, golf, tennis, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and fine weather of the coastal areas. These destinations offer tremendous attractions, but the rest of the state of South Carolina offers the same seductive weather and much more. The Palmetto State presents charming small towns, quaint bed-and-breakfast accommodations, numerous historic sites (the state's recorded history dates to 1526), beautiful rural countryside, a variety of recreational opportunities, and outstanding natural attractions. Authors John F. Clark and Patricia A. Pierce are marvelous companions on each of this guide's 21 drives, showing travelers both where to go, and when to stop.
About the Author
John F. Clark lives in Columbia, South Carolina. His professional background includes public policy, public administration, public relations, college teaching, and writing. Co-author of Hiking South Carolina (Falcon, 1998), he is active in environmental affairs and race relations. He has studied at the University of Paris, France, and the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and holds degrees from Davidson College and Syracuse University.
Patricia A. Pierce is currently teaching English in Japan. She previously served as research director for the South Carolina Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and is an avid tennis player and runner. She has taught writing at the University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College, and Tallahassee Community College. She holds degrees from Erskine College,
Winthrop University, and the University of South Carolina.
Table of Contents
|Seasons and Weather||10|
|Highway and Road Designations||10|
|Scenic Drive Descriptions and Related Information||12|
|1||Blue Ridge Mountains: Walhalla to Whitewater Falls||13|
|2||Mountain Bridge Natural Area: Jones Gap to Keowee-Toxaway||25|
|3||Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway: Lake Hartwell to Cowpens||34|
|4||Upper Savannah River Valley: Lakes Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond||42|
|5||Long Cane Forest and the Eighteenth-Century Frontier: Parson's Mountain to Lick Fork Lake||53|
|6||Thoroughbred Country: Aiken to Barnwell||62|
|7||Midlands Forest and Rivers: Newberry Loop||72|
|8||Cotton and Sand Hills: Woods Bay to Cheraw||82|
|9||Tobacco Road: Williamsburg County||94|
|10||Waccamaw Neck: Murrells Inlet to Pawleys Island||103|
|11||Winyah Bay and Santee River Delta: Georgetown to McClellanville||114|
|12||Francis Marion National Forest: Awendaw to Biggin Church Ruins||125|
|13||Lake Moultrie Loop: Pinopolis to Diversion Canal||133|
|14||Wateree Basin: Wateree River to Santee National Wildlife Refuge||145|
|15||Congaree Basin and Lake Marion: Hopkins to Santee State Park||157|
|16||Historic Charleston: Daniel Island to James Island||165|
|17||Wadmalaw, Johns, and Edisto Islands: Rockville to Edisto Beach||184|
|18||Edisto and Ashley Rivers: Charleston Plantations to Francis Beidler Forest||193|
|19||ACE Basin: Walterboro to Old Sheldon Church||203|
|20||Historic Beaufort and Sea Islands: Beaufort to Hunting Island State Park||214|
|21||Lower Savannah River Valley: Estill to Hilton Head Island||227|
|For More Information||237|
|Bibliography and Further Reading||289|
|About the Authors||311|