A must see free Hilton Head family attraction is Mitchelville Freedom Park historic site located off of Beach City Road across from Fort Howell and Fish Hall Plantation ruins. Mitchelville was the first town in the South during Civil War to be established for the newly freed slaves.
The following historical facts, quotes and pictures [...]
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Pinckney National Wildlife Refuge it’s a natural gem, a free, must see Hilton Head family attraction, located right off of Hwy 278 bridge. Admission is free and the park is open year round dawn to dusk.
The very diverse ecosystem includes freshwater ponds, salt marshes and tidal creeks, pine and hardwood forests and edge shrubs. There [...]
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One of Charlotte’s best kept secrets is the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Indoor is the McMillan Greenhouse with some of the weirdest plants you’ll ever see. Outdoor are the Susie Harwood winter garden and the Van Landingham Glen native plants garden. Admission is free.
Here are our favorite moments from the outdoor winter garden featuring flowering and [...]
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We don’t have to go to the zoo or a fancy animal park. Just sit in a rocking chair on our front porch and enjoy the show. Every week we get a “friendly” visit from our furry, scaly or feathery neighbors: deer, rabbits, racoons, opossums, snakes (non venomous thank God!), foxes, turtles, turkeys, geese, and [...]
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The Charlotte Botanical Gardens is a free, educational and truly delightful place to spend the day with the kids. My daughter and I had hours of fun seeing, touching, smelling and learning about exotic, weird and most funny looking plants from around the world. We goofed around in the Cactus room, brought home a carnivorous [...]
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We recently discovered another outdoor gem in Charlotte: The Botanical Gardens at UNC. The gardens consist of the McMillan Greenhouse (home to carnivorous, cactus, tropical, orchids and primitive plants), and two large outdoor gardens that include anything from evergreens to camellias to wildflowers and rhododendron. Admission is free.
What’s blooming in the greenhouse
The greenhouse is open [...]
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While in vacationing in Myrtle Beach stop by the Warbird Park Memorial to learn about the distinguished history if the 354th Fighter Wing and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The park is located on Farrow Pkwy, in between Market Commons and Myrtle Beach State Park. Admission and parking are free.
The self guided trail showcases [...]
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I’m amazed every time I see wild dolphins swim freely by the shore, just like nature intended… This time I was fortunate to watch a pair of dolphins performing big synchronized jumps while swimming in tandem. What a spectacular show! And it was all free, watching from our oceanfront balconies by the Cherry Grove Pier.
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Cheraw State Park is a nature lovers delight. Lake Juniper provides calm, pristine waters for kayaking and fishing. A scenic easygoing boardwalk guides visitors around the lake and through the majestic loblolly pines. Admission is free.
This post has highlights from our recent 2 hours kayaking trip on Lake Juniper. We parked our car at the [...]
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Lake Wateree offers one of the best places to kayak north of Columbia. Recently we spent an entire morning paddling on the open lake and its several inlets. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful landscape, the vibrant foliage, the birds flying around and even the fish jumping from the water.
We let in at a small beach [...]
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