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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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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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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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Spotlight on Chickasaw Point

Chickasaw Point, in Westminster on Lake Hartwell, is open to the public for golf, dining and events.
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Vangeli’s wins Award of Excellence

One of Oconee’s upscale restaurants was awarded Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence a second year in a row!
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When the temperature begins to cool, apple picking is the perfect autumn family activity. It’s a chance to spend time in the country, get a light workout, and enjoy eating super fresh fruit!
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Lovely Ways to Celebrate With Your Valentine

Our top picks in Oconee County to cherish and celebrate love with date ideas and ways to enjoy special places with your favorite person!
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Life in Long Creek

A local scene with food, gear and offerings for whitewater enthusiasts coming to play near the Chattooga River in Long Creek, SC.
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Spotlight on Trailhead Tavern

There’s a new place in Walhalla to eat, drink and hang! Every journey has a Trailhead.
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Eat Here: Dimas Bros. Cafe

Neighborhood restaurant in Seneca’s historic district is back on the scene after the building was heavily damaged during a tornado last year.
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Visit Walhalla, SC

This small town is undergoing a resurgence with new event venues, restaurants, bars & lodging moving into historic downtown storefronts.
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Taste of Oconee

Tried and true recipes from cooks in Oconee County, SC highlighting locally sourced ingredients.
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