Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, & McCormick Counties
Making plans and goals for the new year? South Carolina’s Old 96 District has so many unexpected wonders awaiting you! Featuring the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick, this region is largely known for its small-town charm and outdoor adventures. Here are 23 things we are excited about in 2023—and we think you should try, too! 

From #1 Attend a Local Festival to #23 Hike a New Trail, we're excited to share this list with you and see what unexpected wonders you'll discover.
Camping Plans? Book Soon!
If you're planning to spend a night or three out under the stars this spring camping season, the Old 96 District is the perfect place to do so. With six state parks, hundreds of miles of freshwater coast, endless hiking trails, hospitable temperatures, and a canopy of tall trees and brilliant stars, it's sure to be a camping trip for the books.
Whether you are planning to stay in a RV, tent, or cabin, there are lots of options to suit your needs right here in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lauren, and McCormick counties of South Carolina.

Ready to visit? Book soon! Spring camping spots will fill quickly throughout the region.

Old 96 District in the News
Edgefield Pottery and History in NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Did you know that Dave the Potter and other Edgefield potters' work are currently on display at the MET? Here is a recent article from The Post and Courier about the exhibit.
7NEWS Interviews Abbeville Chef Erica McCier

Click here for a recent WSPA interview of Erica McCier, chef and owner of Indigenous Underground in Abbeville, SC! And stop in for a delicious bowl of shrimp and grits as soon as possible—you won't regret it.
(Five places we're excited to visit soon—follow us on social media to join the adventure!)

  • Crate and Quill (Abbeville, SC) - Did someone say shopping? Excited to spend a little more time in Crate and Quill browsing the home goods, vintage finds, and books!
  • Magnolia Dale House Museum (Edgefield, SC) - This plantation home from 1843 is open for tours by appointment, an exciting up-close view of the rich history of Edgefield coupled with charming old world architecture of a preserved plantation home.
  • Wyatt Farms (Greenwood, SC) - The Garden Shop at Wyatt Farms is now open for their winter hours Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm, which seems like the perfect opportunity to grab some pretty indoor plants to get us through the winter blues.
  • Rootimentary (Laurens, SC) - This new restaurant opened right on the square in Laurens during the first part of December, and we are ready to taste this famous duck confit and chocolate lava cake for ourselves! We heard that there can be a wait for walk-ins, so we'll definitely be making a reservation soon.
  • Baker Creek State Park (McCormick, SC) - With lots of walking and biking trails, and even some geocaches to hunt for around this state park, it's the perfect spot to get some fresh air during those winter afternoons when you just need to get out for some exercise.