Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, & McCormick Counties
Do you long for a simpler time where you can enjoy the great outdoors and experience the warmth of small-town hospitality? Look no further than South Carolina's Old 96 District! This hidden gem is the perfect destination for those seeking adventure, relaxation, and a taste of southern charm. From hiking and kayaking to exploring historic landmarks and savoring delicious local cuisine, there's something for everyone in the Old 96 District. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make unforgettable memories this summer. Plan your trip now and let us show you why the Old 96 District of South Carolina is the ultimate summer getaway!
Summer Adventures for Everyone
Discover a taste of southern charm and culinary delights at South Carolina's Festival of Discovery in Greenwood, SC this July 6-8, 2023. Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable experience as you indulge in mouthwatering barbecue, savor the smoky flavors, and witness top pitmasters competing for glory. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, where live music, craft vendors, and family-friendly activities await. Let the warm hospitality of South Carolina welcome you as you explore the Old 96 District's rich history and natural beauty.

Just-picked peaches, berries, vegetables and other goodies are waiting for you. Start with Jackie’s Market and Cook’s Roadside Market. Stop at Titan Farms' roadside stand and Sara’s Fresh Market in Trenton for homemade peach ice cream. Order a Titan Farms’ Carolina Beauty Peach Giftbox – 13 gorgeous peaches – for a friend or family member. For more fresh, local produce, check out Big Smile peaches, or shop the regular farmer's markets across the region. A farmer’s market visit is the perfect celebration of peaches in the Old 96 District!
Experience the serenity of South Carolina's Old 96 District. Kayak, fish, or boat on our three picturesque freshwater lakes. Discover a world of tranquility and adventure amidst breathtaking scenery. Dive in and let nature's embrace rejuvenate your soul. Click here for a list of rental locations in the region who offer kayaks, motor boats, or even stand-up paddleboards for rent to enjoy during your next visit!
Step back in time and create cherished memories at one of South Carolina's last drive-in movie theaters, 25 Drive In in Greenwood, SC. Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere under the stars, as you indulge in the magic of the big screen. Don't miss out on this nostalgic experience that will transport you to a bygone era of cinema.
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  • Swartzentruber's Bakery (Abbeville, SC) - Famous for their delicious array of homemade sweet treats, fresh breads, and local honey, you won't want to miss Swartzentruber's on your next visit to Abbeville. Follow their Facebook to keep up with the seasonal menu specials and if you have the "name of the day" posted on their Facebook, you may even get a free puff pastry!
  • 10 Governors Trail (Edgefield, SC) - Enjoy both nature and history on this pleasant 1-mile trail that starts with a boardwalk path along Slade Lake.
  • Montague's Restaurant (Greenwood, SC) - With a full menu of French-American classics, daily specials, and a cocktail lounge, Montague's is a perfect spot to unwind after a day of adventures in the Old 96 District!
  • Mixon Farm (Laurens County, SC) - The 2023 pick-your-own blueberry season begins June 24! Come out Monday through Saturday 7am-7pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm.
  • Hamilton Branch State Park (McCormick, SC) - Hamilton Branch State Park occupies a peninsula on the 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond. Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water.