About the South Carolina - Western Mountains
In South Carolina's Upcountry, located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, you can slow down, enjoy life, stimulate the senses, and refresh the spirit. Here you'll find dazzling waterfalls, sparkling lakes and rivers, lush forests, lovely valleys, scenic highways.
Experience the excitement of whitewater rafting on the famous Chattooga River, hiking and horseback riding along mountain trails, camping, fishing in crystal-clear waters, playing on championship golf courses. You can also explore the Upcountry's intriguing cultural heritage, and enjoy our world-class art galleries, museums and performing arts centers. From cosmopolitan downtowns to the scenic solitude of mountain trails, our region has something for everyone.
'Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.'
by John Muir, Founder of the Sierra Club.