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Smithsonian Comes to Oconee

The Smithsonian Institution’s “Water/Ways” exhibit has made stops around the country and is coming to...

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Budget-Friendly Family Fun

Spring break adventures & summer vacation trip ideas. These trip picks won’t cost a fortune.

Lake Jocassee on a budget

One of the area’s premier destinations is a great family-friendly place that doesn’t have to...

Oconee Bell bloom season

We’re one of only seven counties in the whole country where the delicate Oconee Bell...

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Foothills Trail Interactive Map

A user generated map with interactive features allows anyone to visualize, plan and prepare for...

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Alley Cats

Twelve hand painted cats are hidden in spots throughout downtown Seneca, find them “sCATtered” around...

Jocassee Gorges: Destination of a Lifetime!

Nearly a decade after Jocassee Gorges was named a “Destination of a Lifetime” by National...

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Meet the Upstate Outdoor Adventurer

Casey Shoub is an outdoor adventure photographer & videographer specializing in premier aerial drone work. ...

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Getaway to Long Creek, SC

This rural place is home to one of Oconee’s most special places-The Chattooga River! Visit...

Creative Options For Celebrating Love on Valentines Day

Our top picks in Oconee County to cherish and celebrate love during COVID-19. Inspired date...

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Shop our Small Towns

Head to our historic downtowns to find quaint storefronts decked out for the holidays and...

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Adventure Gifts

Ideas for adventure lovers on your Christmas list! Gift memorable experiences and merchandise that supports...