Bull Island, SC

Bull Island, reachable only by boat, has the highest concentration of alligators in the United States. Visitors are allowed to roam freely on the island. This is one of about thirty we came within about ten yards of. The island is 6 miles long and a mile and a half wide.

This section of Bull Island is called Boneyard Beach because of the many distorted trees which are located there, due to the erosion of the north side of the island.

Location: 32° 54' 32.04" N, 79° 36' 47.16" W
Distance from dowtown, Greenville: 229 miles, plus a thirty minute boat ride.

Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort, located in Blowing Rock, NC is a great resort offering hotel rooms as well as one to four bedroom condos for rent. Condos contain a full kitchen, large living and dining room, wet bar, whirlpool spas and wood fireplaces.

The resort has an upscale restaurant and a quaint little pub offering an extensive wine list and local microbrews on tap.

The lake on the property is well stocked with small mouth bass, carp, rainbow trout, bream and catfish. The resort borders the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park which contains hiking and equestrian trails. Chetola also offers Orvis endorsed fly fishing schools.

Virtal Tour of Chetola.

Frozen lake at Chetola Resort.

Location: 36° 8'17.74"N 81°40'15.64"W
Distance from downtown Greenville: 151 miles
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Linville Caverns

Location: 35°49'10.17"N 82° 0'50.94"W
Distance from downtown Greenville: 97 miles

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James Island Rock Climbing Wall

This 50 foot outdoor climbing wall is located at James Island County Park in Charleston, SC. The park also contains a small lake for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing, hiking trails, camping and a water park.

Location: 32°44'9.91"N 79°59'11.69"W
Distance from dowtown Greenville: 218 miles
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100 Year Old Cabin

The 100 year old cabin is located in the Avery Creek community between Henderonsville, NC and Asheville, NC. The interior is completely refurbished with all the amenities. It's located on the French Broad river.

Location: 35°29'29.72"N 82°34'21.18"W
Distance from Dowtown Greenville: 53 miles
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Dupont State Forest

Dupont State Forest is located in the Little River community of NC, between Flat Rock and Brevard. The forest contains 80 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails that lead to six different waterfalls and three different lakes.

Top of Bridal Veil Falls at Dupont State Forest near Flat Rock, NC. This requires a 3-4 mile hike depending on where you park. A cave located behind this section of the falls allows passage to the other side of the river.

Stone Mountain is the highest elevation in Dupont at 3620'. That makes it about 60 feet higher than Sassafras Mountain which is the highest point in South Carolina.

Getting to the top of Stone Mountain is quite a workout but the 360 degree view this time of year makes it worth the effort.

Cedar Mountain is a small mountain covered in stone and small spruce trees.

Distance from downtown Greenville: 40 miles