Discover Oconee

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Sunrise Farm: A Unique Stay in Salem

Circa 1890 farmhouse offers an idyllic experience in Salem, SC. Sleeps 16 and includes delicious homemade full breakfast!
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Fall Leaf Sightseeing

Late October, early November is the time to catch the best color! We’ve mapped driving routes specifically for leaf lookers.
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Top Fall Activities

It’s a great time to visit! Enjoy a slower pace, cooler weather and seasonal scenery.
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It’s Apple Season in Long Creek

The northwestern part of Oconee County, SC is well suited to growing apples. You can find locally harvested apples September-November at roadside markets in Long Creek and Mountain Rest.
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New Life for Newry

It’s hidden by trees and an earthen dam, so most people have no idea about the massive brick buildings that once housed a hard working textile plant.
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Walhalla’s Oktoberfest

Since 1979 visitors have flocked to Walhalla to celebrate the town’s German heritage. A digital exhibit explores the history of Walhalla’s German settlement and the creation of Walhalla’s Oktoberfest celebration.
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Something For Everyone at Chattooga Belle Farm

This working farm, event barn, distillery and restuarant offers spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a must-see destination for people traveling to the area.
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Tour of Bad Creek Pump Station

This hydroelectric powerhouse can create or store electricity by transferring water back and forth between the Bad Creek Reservoir and Lake Jocassee.
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Become a Jocassee Wild Naturalist

An in-depth program is for anyone who’s wanted to go further and deeper into the study of the Jocassee Gorges. Classes begin in August 2023 and go through May 2024.
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Mountain grown fruit

The northwestern corner of Oconee County, SC is a mountainous region well suited to growing fruit. Suggestions for hitting the roadside markets and fun activities while you’re there.
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Top Trip Picks

There’s still time to enjoy the summer season and make lasting memories! See our tried and true recommendations for fun in the sun!
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Mini Golf Oconee Oasis

The Oasis Ranch is a lushly landscaped course that will make you think you’re on a tropical vacation, but it’s actually in Seneca, SC (not far from Clemson University).
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