There are hundreds of reasons why people love living in the Lowcountry. Ranking among the top reasons, however, is our coastal bodies of water and the many freshwater habitats. Taking care of our unique Lowcountry environment is something that is up to all of us as a community.

Step back in time with a visit to Middleton Place, located off Highway 61 in West Ashley just a few minutes from Summerville. Imagining all the changes that life has experienced since Middleton Place began back in 1741 is astonishing.

It is quite possibly the most famous interior space in the world. Completed in the year 1512, it took Michelangelo four years to paint the ceiling of the renowned Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. Gaining the opportunity to look up, 40 feet high, at the awe-inspiring work of Michelangelo’s…

Last Friday, we featured Charleston City Parks Colonial Lake and White Point Garden on The Battery. This week, continuing with the city-park theme, we visited Brittlebank Park and Hampton Park – both located in the downtown Charleston area.

Today we took a stroll. It wasn’t a hike. It wasn’t strenuous. It was a stroll, and it occurred in two of our city parks located in downtown Charleston. We visited White Point Garden and Colonial Lake, which are located about a mile from each other.

The Lowcountry heat can be downright brutal in the summer. But fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stay cool—from beaches and lakes to pools and waterparks. Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission provides gallons of fun for all ages at three waterparks—Whirlin’ Waters Adventu…

Beach season is officially underway and it is important to be familiar with the regulations and rules that each beach in the Lowcountry adopts. Of course the obvious rules apply like no littering and no motorized vehicles, but there are other not so obvious rules that beachgoers also need to…

Public school students will have a shorter summer than average due to the late start in 2020, but two months is still enough time to experience the academic “summer slide.” And as for the students who have been out for weeks now, it’s time to start a good ‘ole routine of reading, writing and…

It should come as no surprise that the Caw Caw Interpretive Center named their 5K race, “Where the Wild Things Are.” The race name perfectly fits what is experienced in a visit there. This Charleston County Park located in Ravenel is an ideal depiction of the Lowcountry’s natural habitat.

When it comes to camping, South Carolina offers an array of options from the beach to the river and even the mountains. There are definitely too many to mention in just one article so for this feature, we’ll focus on some notable campgrounds within a one to two hour drive of Charleston.

It’s what I would imagine the Garden of Eden is like. It’s a place of pristine and abundant beauty, and it is just a short drive from Charleston – 25 miles to be exact. I’m talking about Cypress Gardens, and although I went on a near perfect weather day, I would imagine there is no “bad” tim…